Mole | Cyst | Lipoma Removal
Mole | Cyst | Lipoma Removal in Ottawa with Dr. Loizides
Moles, cysts, and lipomas are usually harmless, but they can be irritating or painful and can cause a person to feel self-conscious or embarrassed. When a mole has changed size, shape, or color, it may be a concern for cancer risk. For these and other reasons, people with a mole, cyst, lipoma, or another skin lesion may want to have it removed.
Dr. Photis Loizides offers mole, cyst, and lipoma removal in Ottawa to women and men who would like to improve their appearance or eliminate a source of discomfort, pain, or worry. Dr. Loizides is a plastic surgeon fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. With his extensive training and deep expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Loizides consistently helps patients achieve the changes they are seeking with natural-looking results. Patients throughout the Ottawa area have chosen Dr. Loizides because of his beautiful, natural-looking results and his attentive, caring approach. “We like to put patients at ease throughout our experience together,” Dr. Loizides explains. “We take the time to listen to and understand each patient’s goals.”
To learn more about how mole, cyst, or lipoma removal might benefit you, contact our practice today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Loizides.
What Are Moles, Cysts, and Lipomas?
Moles are small skin growths that form when pigment cells grow in clusters. They can range in color from pink to dark brown. Moles that are evenly colored, narrower than a pencil eraser, smooth, and round with distinct edges are generally not a health concern. Larger, multicolored moles with indistinct edges are considered atypical and may indicate a risk of skin cancer.
Cysts are fluid-filled lumps that form beneath the skin. They can form when a hair follicle is blocked or for many other reasons. Most have an opening at the skin’s surface (the punctum), through which fluid may drain. Cysts are usually harmless, but can become inflamed or infected or can rupture and leak their contents into the surrounding tissues.
Lipomas are fatty lumps that form beneath the skin. They are typically dome-shaped and soft to the touch. When pressed, they can appear to move. Most lipomas are small, less than 2 inches (50 mm) across, but they can grow larger. Lipomas can be painful when they put pressure on nerves.
Why Might I Consider Mole, Cyst, or Lipoma Removal?
Normal moles and small cysts and lipomas usually don’t require treatment, though you might choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons. A doctor may recommend the removal of an atypical mole to reduce the risk of skin cancer. A larger cyst or lipoma might need to be removed if it becomes inflamed or infected. When a cyst or lipoma grows large enough to be noticeable or unsightly, it’s common to have it removed with a cosmetic procedure.
How Are Moles, Cysts, and Lipomas Removed?
Dr. Loizides uses different methods to remove moles, cysts, and lipomas, depending on their size, shape, and location. For atypical moles, he also considers the risk of malignancy and takes precautions with their removal.
Moles may be removed by surgical excision, cutting around the mole and closing the wound with stitches, or by shaving the mole down to the level of the surrounding skin.
Cysts may be treated by puncturing and draining the fluid or by surgical excision, cutting around the cyst and closing the wound with stitches. Because a cyst opens to the surface of the skin, removal typically involves removing some skin.
Lipomas may be removed by suctioning the fatty lump using a needle and syringe or by making a small incision and inserting a fine tube in a technique similar to liposuction. More complete removal is achieved by making an incision through the skin above the lump and cutting out all the lipoma tissue. The layers of remaining tissue are then closed with sutures.
The highest standard of plastic surgery
Extensive training and surgical expertise allows Dr. Photis Loizides to consistently help patients achieve their desired, natural-looking results. He is a plastic surgeon fully accredited with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Loizides, please get in touch.
Why Choose Dr. Loizides?
Dr. Photis Loizides is highly trained, board-certified, and committed to patient satisfaction through optimal care and premium, natural-looking results. Dr. Loizides and his team put patients at ease throughout the whole experience, from when they reach out for a consultation to their last follow-up appointment. Dr. Loizides properly educates patients before embarking on a treatment or procedure and is easy to reach with questions and concerns. For these reasons and more, Dr. Loizides is considered one of the best cosmetic surgeons in Ottawa.
What to Expect in the Treatment
Mole, cyst, and lipoma removal procedures are performed in our office. We use a local anesthetic to minimize your discomfort, and we may give you a sedative to help you relax. As part of your consultation, Dr. Loizides will explain the surgical approach he proposes, the expected length of the procedure, and whether you will be given a sedative.
After the surgery is complete and you are fully alert, you will be able to go home. If you have been given a sedative for the procedure, you should arrange ahead of time to have a friend or family member drive you home.
Delivering real results
Opting to have plastic surgery is an enormous decision. We understand.
We want to intimately understand your goals and align on expectations.
What to Expect After the Treatment
There is no downtime or recovery period after mole, cyst, or lipoma removal. You may experience some soreness or discomfort in the treated area for the first few days. This can be relieved by applying ice and taking over-the-counter pain medication. You may be advised to avoid strenuous activity for the first two weeks.
Dr. Loizides will provide you with complete care instructions during the healing process, including when he’d like to see you for follow-up visits. He will be available to answer any questions you have and address any concerns.
Schedule Your Ottawa Mole, Cyst, or Lipoma Removal Consultation Today
Contact Dr. Loizides’ practice to schedule a consultation for mole, cyst, or lipoma removal with Dr. Loizides. He will perform a thorough examination, ask questions to understand your goals for the treatment, and give his recommendations for the most effective and safest approach.