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    Default Plastic surgeon or Dermatologist to remove mole on back MELBOURNE

    I have a mole that has changed :-O Who should I see to have it removed. I want clear margins. I don't want to take any chances. Don't particularly want an unnecessary scar either. I have seen a gp and got a referral to a plastic surgeon.

    But.... I want recommendations for someone thorough and good. Melbourne

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    Hi OP, I'm not in Melbourne but just wanted to say I would defo get a plastic surgeon to do it. I work in the medical field and that's what I would do for sure! Good luck finding someone.

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    Thank you thank you

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    I personally would see a skin cancer specialist over a plastic surgeon (and have myself on several occasions).

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    I think I'd see a skin cancer specialist too. Making sure the entire mole is out would be more important to me that having a scar...

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    Have been through this. A gp with skin specialty removed it and it was sent to pathology. Came back as melanoma and was referred to the melanoma clinic at the alfred hospital. They then did further surgery to remove the required margins. Best 2 clinics for melanoma in melbourne are alfred and peter mac.

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    Almost all plastic surgeons are actually skin specialists. It's the basic part of their surgery and they are actually better than skin specialist- skin specialists are actually doctors (normally previously go trained) not surgeons so not as qualified when it comes to cutting and sewing. That's why I'd go to a plastic surgeon, they know all about margins and how much they should take. Don't be fooled by thinking all they do is b00bs and lipo!

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    Only pathology testing will give you margins. If the mole comes back malignant you will need further excisions depending on the thickness and agressiveness of the mole.

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    I'll ask my Mum in the morning if you like, she's had a few skin things removed by a guy in Malvern I think - is that anywhere close?


 

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