Leading consultant plastic surgeon Paul Banwell offers his expert mole removal clinic in Brighton for patients in the seaside resort.
Mr Banwell is one of the UK’s best cosmetic surgeons. The high standard of his work and procedure have established Mr Banwell as a leading practitioner in effective mole removal – along with many other plastic and cosmetic procedures.
If you are worried about a mole, want to reduce irritation or have moles you wish to get removed safely without long waiting times, get in touch for an appointment at Mr Banwell’s mole removal clinic in Brighton.
The Banwell Clinic always advises patients to get moles professionally removed by someone you can have complete confidence in and know they will deliver the best treatment possible.
Mr Banwell is an award-winning British and internationally trained consultant plastic surgeon with a range of different removal treatment options.
At his clinic in Brighton he provides safe and expert cosmetic mole removal, to exemplary procedure standards, that achieves effective results for his patients.
Moles are typically small, coloured spots found on all skin types. Most people have them and they’re usually nothing to worry about unless they change in size, shape or colour.
Most moles are harmless. Harmless moles are generally round or oval-shaped, with a smooth edge.
A mole can be flat or raised and may feel smooth or rough. Sometimes they may have hair growing from them. Moles are usually darker on brown or black skin.
Moles can affect your appearance and are cosmetically unacceptable, but they can also be a nuisance that affects self confidence.
Many get cut during shaving, bleed, or get caught on clothing, necklaces and combs and need to undergo a treatment removal procedure.
Some can be ‘beauty spots’, but others may have a negative effect, being unattractive or a cause for concern.
The same need for removal may also apply to acne, cysts, papillomas, skin blemishes, skin cells, skin tags, small birthmarks, raised moles, warts, and other lumps and bumps on the skin.
Mr Banwell offers a range of different treatment options at the clinic.
Mole removal on the face and neck are the most responsive to clinical techniques. Other body areas are more likely to leave a small patch of pale skin after treatment, sometimes slightly red for a few weeks, and in some cases a small scar or wound.
Of course, all moles are examined by Mr Banwell and his care quality commission who will identify and diagnose each case before treatments.
Upon removal, if there are any concerns that the moles are not completely benign (harmless growths) then sampling of tissue may be recommended by the pathologist. Early detection is the best way to keep on top of your medical history and is completely harmless.
In these cases we like to be certain the mole is not possibly cancerous or possible side effects from the proposed treatment.
Doctors remove most moles quickly and simply in one session without the need to cut the skin or have stitches (otherwise known as shave excision) however sometimes, stitches may be required. Mr Paul Banwell, consultant plastic surgeon and expert skin specialist, uses both methods to remove moles, birthmarks and skin tags.
These small procedures are carried out under local anaesthetic (with you awake) but in some cases sedation or a general anaesthetic might be preferred.
Depending on individual needs, Mr Banwell may decide to remove the whole mole (this process is termed an excision biopsy).
In most cases the moles will be sent away to the laboratory the same day as treatment for analysis unless the surgical removal is purely for cosmetic reasons.
You are in good hands as Mr Banwell has extensive experience and performs hundreds of removal procedures every year and is the founder and head of the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Unit (MASCU) in East Grinstead.
Mr Banwell has clinics for mole removal, surgical mole excision and skin tag removal in Brighton, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Tunbridge Wells, Worthing and London.
Mr Banwell removes hairy moles, unsightly moles, skin tags, warts, warty lesions, keratotic lesions, skin cancers, basal cell carcinomas (BCC), squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) and malignant melanomas (MM).
Mole removal is usually performed under local anaesthetic where the skin is numbed with a needle and you are awake. This is a quick and easy procedure with a short recovery period and the full details will be thoroughly explained to you. (Just like at the dentist, where local anaesthetic wears off after a few hours.)
Aftercare post-removal is an important stage of all procedures and treatment. Once treated, you will be able to return to sedentary activity (eg an office job) the next day, but you should avoid all strenuous or physical activity for a minimum of 2 weeks.
Stitches are removed 1-2 weeks after surgery. If your lump was shaved off, then you will need to leave the dressing and wait till it falls off in its own time.
You can drive the following day if you are careful. If the operation was on your face or head, it is imperative not to bend down or lift things for at least 48-hours after the operation.
This is to minimise the risk of bleeding (for example, tying shoe laces, bring your foot up whilst sitting, rather than bending down to your shoe).
It is also a good idea to use a couple of pillows when sleeping to avoid laying flat until the consultant feels the targeted area is completely healed. This helps minimise swelling and there may be redness and scarring. All patients must carefully adhere to all aftercare advice after removal, regardless of any individual’s treatment, in order to minimise risk.
Paul Banwell BSc(Hons) FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Plast) is internationally renowned in the fields of cosmetic surgery, mole removal, scarring, skin health and skin cancer. He lectures worldwide on these subjects.
Mr Banwell has also published extensively, is a Visiting Professor of Plastic Surgery to Harvard Medical School and in his early career worked under the tutelage of a Nobel Prize nominee.
He is also a reliable favourite with Beauty Editors and his work has received numerous accolades from Tatler, the BBC and The Times.
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I thought the team were helpful and efficient because they helped me to schedule my appointments around my working hours. They were always at hand to discuss any questions I had with a friendly and professional manor. Mr Banwell was amazing. He was totally honest and helped me decide which type of breast implant and procedure to have. We talked through my torrent of questions and concerns with ease. He asked me how I wanted my breast to look and I said I wanted them as natural as possible and that is exactly what I got. My new breasts have certainly made me feel more confident with ym body. I previously felt inadequate in the breast area and now I can?t stop smiling! I am so pleased with the outcome I only wish I?d done it sooner. The operation certainly wasn?t as scary as I thought it would be and I was looked after with the utmost care.
My whole experience was made comfortable by warm, friendly and welcoming nursing staff. Mr Banwell has a lovely bedside manner and was more than happy to discuss my worried however strange. At 37 years of age and after 4 children I never thought I would have the tummy of an 18 year old again, Mr Banwell is a very clever man.
My expectations were fully met when I went to see Mr Banwell for the first time and he went through very carefully what he would be doing and giving me a realistic prognosis which was what I wanted. He came over as a very thorough and caring person. The skin graft was a complete success and although quite a large area, it is exceptionally neat and gives me no concern. On two further occasions I noticed lumps in other areas, and on getting in touch, appointments were made and Paul removed them immediately, once again very neatly. The after care is also extremely important to me and I have never been disappointed. Luckily I don’t know anybody going through the same thing as me but I would have no reservations in telling them to go and see Paul, as his thoughtfulness and care and attention throughout is excellent, he treats you as an individual. I would also say that I consider him now to be a friend as well as a surgeon. Whenever I am on the phone making future appointments his staff are always friendly, helpful, cheerful and willing to chat, but if you need any reassurance at any time they’re there for you.
The Banwell Clinic is recognised as a boutique cosmetic clinic specialising in all aspects of skin health and our philosophy is to help Protect, Restore & Rejuvenate your face and body. Our extensive portfolio of treatments include injectables, thread lifts, plasma shower, luxurious signature facials, acne treatments, microdermabrasion, hair removal and cellulite treatments, all carried out in a friendly, warm environment by an expert team.