Nevus – Nevi – Mole

Moles (nevus)

Δυσπλαστικός σπίλος – ελιά

The removal of a mole (nevus or nevi for plural) is done for a variety of reasons. Some may be removed purely for aesthetic reasons while other cases are the removal of a nevus that is often injured. Such nevi are found on the back, neck, in an area where it comes in contact with a bra or even on the soles.

In addition, the so-called “dysplastic nevus” is removed at the doctor’s suggestion as it has an increased risk of developing melanoma of the skin. The removal of a mole for the best aesthetic result should be removed by a Plastic Surgeon.

A nevus should never be laser-scanned and should not be destroyed as it should ALWAYS be sent for histological examination (biopsy). The removal of a mole (nevus or nevi) for the best aesthetic result should be removed by a Plastic Surgeon.

Nevus or Nevi – Mole: Removal

Πως αφαιρείται μια ελιά (κρεατοελιά)

On the other hand, moles (nevus or nevi) can be removed for cosmetic reasons with Laser or diathermy.

The removal is done tangentially and its base at the level of the skin is hit with the Laser for hemostasis and to exclude the recurrence of the olive.

It is a prerequisite that the doctor checks with a dermatoscopy to determine that the nevus does not contain melanin.

Mole: Removal

Ελιά: Διαδικασία αφαίρεσης

The removal of a nevus is done under local anesthesia. In adults, 2% lidocaine is injected and in a few minutes the skin is anesthetized. With a small scalpel # 15, the mole is removed so that no mark (scar) is left. Absorbent sutures are then placed and absorbed. For very small millimeter damage, it is best to place a single ethilon suture.

In infants and children this procedure to remove a nevus is impossible with local anesthesia and an anesthesiologist is called in to give the so-called intoxication. Thus, the experience is easier and more enjoyable for young patients.

Congenital nevus

Εκ γενετής ελιά

Congenital nevus is the nevus (mole) that occurs on the skin at birth. They are divided into small, medium, large, and giant in size.

For most of these moles and especially for the giants, monitoring or removal is recommended where it is easy. Giant nevi are more likely to develop melanoma than the general population, even at a young age. Smaller nevi are monitored until the patient is able to undergo local anesthesia.

In any case, monitoring by a specialist is considered necessary.

Healing 14th day

Results on the 14th day


Ελιά κρεατοελιά (σπίλος)

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5-10 μέρες