About Skin Tag and Mole Removal
The surgical removal of a skin tag or a mole can be done by either a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. If either is located on or near the face, a dermatologist might recommend a plastic surgeon for the removal. Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D. is recommended by many highly respected New York, NY dermatologists who feel confident in both her skills and her care for patients. At the Klausner Institute in Upper East Side, Manhattan, we work to perform mole removal and other surgeries in a wayward that protects the patient's appearance and identity. Reach out today for a consultation.
""Fantastic experience each and everytime." I have been seeing Dr. Klausner for over seven years and each and every time I am here its a warm reception, detail description of each and every step are explained and never feel rushed just welcomed each time."- T.M. / Google / Apr 01, 2021
"Dr. KlausnerMD is amazing, I’m a middle age woman and I had a few procedures done with her. I wanted to look as natural as possible. Dr. Klausner took her time, and listened....given my skin complexion ( I’m prone to keloids) we worked together regarding what would be my best options. Each procedure produced gratifying results, and I still remained looking like myself. Dr. Klausner makes you feel comfortable and assured...her service is exceptional."- L.M. / Google / Mar 15, 2021
"Dr. Klausner was extremely kind and helpful during our visits, and took the time to answer all of my questions and listen to my concerns. She ran through our plan for surgery in detail, leaving me feeling safe and well assured. It was my first time having surgery and I felt completely comfortable the entire time, which eased my anxiety. I would definitely recommend her!!"- Z.V. / Google / Mar 15, 2021
"Dr. Klausner was one of many surgeons I met with for a revision (third) rhinoplasty. I met ten surgeons and traveled to Burlington, Boston, Albany, and New York City for consultations. At each appointment, it was impossible not to compare everyone to Dr. Klausner. Her ability to gather information, formulate a plan with options that met my needs, and offer feedback on how she could improve my quality of life allowed me to move forward with the procedure. While tertiary surgeries carry higher risks for complications, Dr. Klausner’s expertise and skills will enable you to have a positive outcome. I had several face-to-face appointments with her, phone calls reviewing other providers’ feedback, and a detailed review of prior surgical reports, which led to a thorough plan of care. Dr. Klausner is caring, smart, articulate, and, most of all, genuine. I was concerned that I might not be completely satisfied with improvements versus perfection. Still, with her help, I chose a plan that allowed for satisfaction both functionally and cosmetically. Once I had settled on a surgeon, the difficult challenge of cost and insurance coverage for an out of network provider became another obstacle. Dr. Klausner worked with my insurance company for countless hours to explain and provide evidence to cover the surgery. Choosing an out of area surgeon is unsettling; however, it was worth every bit of time. The aftercare I continue to receive from Dr. Klausner contributes to the success of the procedure. For anybody going through this process, it is the healing process that is the most difficult. Dr. Klausner is there for you every step of the way and not only with the healing process but with treating your skin to look and feel your very best. I am forever grateful to be a patient of Dr. Klausner and look forward to working with her for many years. She is truly a gifted and talented surgeon trained in treating even the most complex cases. My family and friends who have supported me along this journey have also noted how lucky I am to have found her. I highly recommend Dr. Klausner in all aspects of care."- T.A. / Google / Dec 15, 2020
"Dr. Klausner is an amazing doctor/surgeon. She takes time with her patients, listens, makes sure she explains everything in detail, follows up quickly, and is overall amazing at what she does. Her diagnosis was beyond accurate and I didn't even notice I had breathing issues until she brought it up to me. The surgery went well, I had minimal bruising, and my follow-up appointments have been great. I'd recommend her to anybody!"- M.H. / Google / Dec 15, 2020
First, the skin tag or mole itself and the area around it will be cleaned and disinfected. After that, an anesthetic will be applied to numb the skin to assure your comfort. Dr. Klausner will use a scalpel to cut out the skin tag or mole and some of the surrounding healthy skin. In the case of a mole, how much skin is removed and how deep the cut will be will depend on the type of mole and what Dr. Klausner deems appropriate for removal. If you have been referred by your dermatologist, Dr. Klausner, with your approval, will discuss with them in detail the procedure and outcome.
After that, the wound may need to be closed with stitches. This can be done with stitches that are placed deep within the skin (and dissolve over time) or with stitches on the surface of the skin that will have to be removed on a later occasion. There is also a method for mole removal that does not involve stitches. When appropriate, Dr. Klausner will use the scalpel to shave the mole for removal.
These options would be discussed at length during your consultation with Dr. Klausner. At that time, she will examine the mole or skin tag and discuss with you the best options for treatment.
What to Expect
Often, a patient can come to a consultation and have the lesion removed on the same day after a thorough evaluation of the lesion and a discussion with the patient regarding the option for treatment. If any preoperative planning is required, Dr. Klausner will see the patient in a consultation, examine the lesion and discuss the treatment options, and preoperative preparations that need to be done to perform the procedure in a safe and therapeutically effective manner.
Typically, there is little to no pain following mole removal. Often, patients manage any discomfort with Tylenol following the procedure. If stronger pain medication is required, Dr. Klausner will discuss this with you before the procedure and issue these prescriptions during your visit. Post-operative wound care is thoroughly explained. Dr. Klausner considers follow-up appointments to monitor wound healing extremely important to ensure the most favorable outcome.
Need To Have A Mole Removed?
If you have moles, skin tags, or other skin conditions that concern you, please reach out to Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D. We are happy to help patients in need of biopsies or who simply wish to have skin anomalies removed for aesthetic reasons. The Klausner Institute in Manhattan, New York, NY offers expert consultation, excellence in medical care, and nurturing support for all our patients. Let us know today how we can meet your skin care needs.