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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Mr Paul Banwell
From the welcome I got on my first visit to post op consultations, the team were very friendly. Mr Banwell is undoubtedly the most professional and caring surgeon I could wish for. I have felt completely confident in his expertise, and am thrilled with the results. I would not hesitate – and indeed have – recommended him.
I am so happy with the results of my surgery.
My care was efficient and well taken care of, the outcome of my surgery couldn’t be more perfect, I’m so pleased. My surgery has given me a new found confidence in my body in a way I never thought I could feel.
My care was efficient and effective, the office staff were excellent and the clinic clean. Mr Banwell did a very good job under difficult circumstances given the length of time the BCC had been there. I would definitely recommend Mr Banwell.
Now that I have been ‘signed off’ I just want to thank you so much for all your care, expertise and advice. I am so happy with the result of my surgery; it has bought back a confidence which I had lost, and enabled me to wear clothes which previously wouldn’t have suited me. I will know where to come if I decide I need anything else improved!
Thank you so much to you and your team for all that you have done for me, it is greatly appreciated.
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.