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#1 Peridot

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:37 AM


So this is a face pic of me. Sorry for it being sideways, no idea why or how it happened. Anyway, I have three moles, one next to my nose, one near the tip, and one near the bridge. They annoy me to no end. Have you had anything similar removed from your face without the scar being worse? Is it possible to get them removed without having private health? No idea if there is waiting lists or not for this type of thing. We have a health care card.Thanks original.gif

ETA: ok.. It didn't end up sideways lol

Edited by Peridot, 17 February 2013 - 10:38 AM.


#2 mummy.to.one

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:41 AM

I'm interested in replies for this as well. I have moles on my face probably around 10 of them which are much larger than the ones you have! My DH calls one a coco pop, as that's what it looks like.

Would love info on scarring, cost etc.. Mainly scarring as its on your face.

#3 purplekitty

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:46 AM

I would only see a plastic surgeon and that is expensive,with or without PHI. They will usually charge a gap.
You could just have the initial consultation and decide from there.

#4 Escapin

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:48 AM

I've recently had 3 lasered off, and it was great. Got a referral from my GP to a specialist laser clinic. Cost $750, you do get some back but I have got around to claiming yet. Would definitely recommend it, don't know why I didn't do it sooner!! Each mole bled/weeped for a few days and then all good.

#5 CupOfCoffee

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:51 AM

I once got a quote for a plastic surgeon to remove similar moles (I have some on my back and neck).  They required a dr to check them first (to make sure they are not bad) and then they can remove them (it got cheaper per mole the more you got done).  I can't remember the price, but I think it was going to cost about $400 to get about 6 done if I remember correctly.

Edit: reading the other prices, my memory might be quite bad about how much it cost.

Edited by CupOfCoffee, 17 February 2013 - 11:56 AM.


#6 beaglebaby

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:51 AM

I scar badly so I've mainly left mine.  My GP wanted one in the same spot as the one beside your nose removed as it was dark and suspicious looking and suggested I get a plastic surgeon to do it.  I'm glad I had private health as it involved an initial consultation, medicare paid a portion of this, then what they considered day surgery at a private hospital - although it was a case of sit in the waiting room, get walked to theatre, have it done under local, then sit and wait for half an hour in another room until they cleared me to leave.  I hate to think what the cost for the theatre time would have been without private health.  The follow up appt was covered under the surgery cost. They did pathology on the mole too and there was a gap for that fee too.

I have a small line scar, it certainly is a better job than moles I've had removed on my back and legs.  He made the line go in line with my nose so it's barely visible.

#7 *cough*

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

I've one too, I will get it removed one day. My GP tells me he can refer me to a plastic surgeon. All up it will cost about $1000.

#8 JillyJellyBean

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:58 AM

I recently had some removed by a plastic surgeon. He just lightly sliced them off at skin level. There is a very slight chance they will grow back, but it was such a simple procedure, Im not that fissd if it doesnt work permanently.

#9 ~elle~

Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

I had one on my forehead - I was referred to a Dermatologist by the GP. It was a 6 month wait to get in. I was not happy waiting as it was changing so I went to Molescan. I got in within a week - they checked my whole body for other moles - some I was concerned with /others no so much.

But the one I was really worried about they photographed it, sliced it at skin level, it need abit of catuerising as it bled a tiny bit ( i didn't notice), covered it - was told to keep the area clean and dry for a few days. There was a tiny scab that fell off - and they sent it to the lab for testing. The call back was that it was nothing to worry about and now you can't tell where it was.

It cost $85 - you get some back but as mine is set up to electronically go into my bank account I don't know how much.


#10 Goggie

Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

I have moles on my back that I'd like removed one day mainly due to skin cancer risk
but haven't had it done due to cost. Molescan is over $300 and not claimable on Medicare or my PHI plan.

But I wouldn't remove yours, I honestly think you're gorgeous and they are barely noticeable. I had to look at the photo very closely to even see them.

#11 AnotherFeral

Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

I had some removed by a plastic surgeon in his rooms, so there were no hospital costs. Medicare covered most of it (I think because it wasn't considered purely cosmetic in my case), and I was out of pocket about $110 for the procedure. I also had to buy an antibiotic cream to apply to the wounds while they healed; it wasn't expensive from memory. I had an initial consult too where he looked at the moles and explained the different treatment options. I can't remember how much that consult was, so it can't have been too bad.

My surgeon did a procedure where he only removed the portion above skin level. There was less chance of scarring with this option, though it means the mole could possibly grow back in a few years' time. If this happens I will get the same procedure done again since I was so pleased with the results the first time.

I am so glad to be free of them and my only regret is not doing it years sooner.

OP if you really do want them gone, see your GP for a referral and see a plastic surgeon to at least find out what your options are. You might be pleasantly surprised.

#12 Kay1

Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

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But I wouldn't remove yours, I honestly think you're gorgeous and they are barely noticeable. I had to look at the photo very closely to even see them.

I agree!!

My son had a nevus (mole) removed last year. It was with a plastic surgeon and required day surgery. It cost us $1200 after rebates. The scar is currently quite noticeable but we are hoping it will fade a lot more.  Either way it looks better than the dark spot right next to his eye.

#13 Romeo Void

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:42 PM

I think your moles are cute too, but do other people in your family have them and do they grow?  I ask as I had a couple that on my face that I quite liked, one I would colour with eyeliner to bring it out even more (Madonna anyone?).  But they grew, and grew and by the time I got them cut off they were like rice bubbles.  I had them removed by a plastic surgeon as one was in an odd spot (where the foot of your sunglasses sit) and I was told if it wasn't done correctly the taut skin could pull my eye down.  One was cut and one was sliced at skin level.  The one that was cut has healed so well I'm damned if I can find ANY scare, the one that was sliced off has left a white mark.  So my experience is that I prefer the cutting away.

Oh, and a tip I was given was to keep the steri-strip tape on as long as you can, a couple of weeks if you can manage it.  A girlfriend of mine who had a breast reduction was told the tape helps stop scarring so I did this and it seemed to work.

#14 snortle

Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:19 AM

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Edited by snortle, 20 May 2014 - 09:30 PM.


#15 Floki

Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:52 AM

I had one removed on my chin that was larger than any you have. It was done by a skin specialist GP in his rooms under a local and was over and done with in 15 mins. No cost at all. There was nothing to worry about with the mole itself but it was bugging me as it had hairs growing out of it that I would pluck all the time. The worst part was the local anaesthetic -  blink.gif ffear.gif  

Yes I have a small scar but I had it done 8 months ago and it is barely noticeable. I would start at your GP and take it from there.

#16 Feral-Lausii

Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:03 AM

I had one removed on my upper lip as the doctor was worried about it. Local anesthetic only, it healed up nicely and the scar is not noticeable at all. It was done in the GP office.  original.gif

#17 dotty27

Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:57 PM

I have one on the tip of my nose but is of no colour, and saw a plastic surgeon who said no to removing as scar might be worse

#18 Coffeegirl

Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:46 AM

I had a large raised black mole removed from my side.  Was about 1.5 cm long and raised about 1/2 cm.   It sat right where my bra wrapped around my ribs and I was always catching it on the elastic and making it bleed.

Mine was burnt off in the GP's office.  Took 10 minutes and I have a light scar where the mole was.

If it was on my face, I'd be going to a plastic surgeon rather than a GP.

#19 Bart.

Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:52 AM

I had one removed from my cheek by a plastic surgeon.  There is a tiny indent where it was but (un)fortunately I'm very freckly so you can't see it.  I can't give you a price because it was done at the same time I had the breast reduction under general.

I would definitely see a plastic surgeon for removal of moles on the face, especially on your nose.  It's worth the cost, in my opinion!

#20 claptrap

Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:26 AM

I agree with PPs that you should see a plastic surgeon where moles on your face are concerned, if you're at all worried about scarring.

I had a large mole removed but it was perhaps 20 years ago... it was not stable and whilst not malignant as such it did show some signs of growing.  It was cut out; an elliptical incision then pulled together.  Burning or slicing wasn't an option as it was so deep.  The plastic surgeon followed the line of my smile and the scar is barely noticeable - his stitching was so fine.






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