Mole removal is a procedure to remove moles for cosmetic reasons or because the mole is cancerous.
Mole removal is a procedure to remove moles for cosmetic reasons or because the mole may be potentially cancerous, in the form of melanoma. Moles can be removed via surgical methods, where they are cut out via a punch excision or shaved off using a scalpel. To determine the best mole removal method for you, factors such as your age and the location of mole must be considered to make the best decision possible.
When clumps of pigment cells (otherwise known as melanocytes) join together, they form moles. These skin growths can range in colour from red to light or dark brown, and they can be flat or raised from the skin, resembling dark spots.
The most common moles are benign, but any large, irregular, or changing moles should be checked by a qualified health practitioner.
During a skin inspection, the mole is measured, mapped, and photographed. Your clinician will use alcohol to disinfect the mole and surrounding skin before administering local anaesthetic to numb the region. The injection may sting a bit, but that should be the only discomfort you experience. You can also feel some pressure. Overall, it isn't harmful.
Depending on the size of the mole and the technique used to remove it, the treatment might take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour.
The method will be determined by the aim of the removal, the colour of the mole (brown, red or "nevi," or black), its size, whether it's elevated or flat, and its location.
For minor procedures, like moles, lesion & skin cancer removal, we can book you in for a 15 minute Short Consultation with Dr Mo.
For all major surgical procedures, we recommend a 1 hour Long Consultation with Dr Mo to go through your surgical needs & review your health in detail.
If you decide to proceed with surgery, you will need to attend a Pre-Op Consultation, which can be claimed back from Medicare
Pricing for consultations are:
Short Consult (15 min) – $250
Short Consult - Pensioner – $200
Long Consult (1 hr) – $350
Follow-Up Consult (15 min) – $130
Pre-Op Consult (15 min) – Medicare Rebate Price
A $100 deposit will need to be paid to confirm your booking.
You may be eligible for a Medicare Rebate on your consultation fee with a referral letter from a GP. Pensioners may also be eligible for a reduced rate. Please bring your Pensioner card with you.
Please ask our friendly team for more information when booking your consultation.
If you would like to book a consultation, please either:
• Complete the Booking Form on our website
• Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name & contact details for a call back
• Call our Double Bay Clinic on 1300 074 466 to speak to our friendly staff
We look forward to meeting you & taking care of you throughout your journey with us.
Once you have finished in theatre you will be looked after by a team of medical staff ensuring you are comfortable whilst you rest at the hospital.
You will be fitted at the hospital with your surgical garment which you will wear during your recovery process.
After undergoing your surgery you will have a post operative appointment the following day with Dr Mohaghegh either in clinic or at the hospital depending on the procedure performed.
The post operative appointments are tailored to each patient’s needs and their Recovery Plan, however, Post-Op Follow Up checks are generally required at 1 week, 2 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months after the completion of your procedure. Post-Op Follow Up Checks are included as a part of our fees and no additional fees apply.
At the Follow Up Checks, Dr Mo and his nurse will:
• Review your surgical site
• Review and change the dressing as needed
• Scar management
Yes, Dr Mohaghegh does provide virtual/remote consultations for patients who aren't able to come into the clinic.
For patients who are able to visit the clinic, we highly recommend you to see Dr Mohaghegh in-person for the best possible assessment.
The costs of Plastic Surgery will vary from patient to patient, and based on the details of your surgical plan, which includes:
• which procedures are to be performed
• the number of surgeries needed to complete the process, and
• the complexity of their needs.
After your consultation with Dr Mo, we will provide you with a detailed surgical plan & quote of the surgeon’s fees, as well as estimated costs for hospital fees, anaesthetists fees, etc.
You may be eligible to claim a rebate from your Private Health Fund for hospital costs depending on your level of cover.
You may be eligible for Medicare Rebates for some non-cosmetic procedures with an item number. Keep in mind, however, that Medicare only covers reconstructive surgeries that are deemed medically necessary. Procedures that are performed for solely cosmetic reasons are typically not covered by Medicare.
Please contact us if you require detailed information about pricing & your surgical needs.
The cost of body contouring after major weight loss will vary for each patient depending on the reason for your body contouring, you may be eligible for Medicare coverage.
For minor surgeries, like skin lesions & skin cancer removal, we charge based on the time required to perform the procedure.
This fee also covers their follow up appointments for 6 weeks.
Our out of pocket fees for minor procedures are:
Up to 15 min – $300
15-30 mins – $550
30-45 mins – $750
45-60 mins – $900
Every patient is unique, and so are their surgical needs. We want to take the time to listen to you and understand what you and your body needs, before we can tell you how we can help. So the best way is to book you in for a one hour face-to-face consultation with Dr Mo.