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Mole removal clinic in London

Paul Banwell mole removalLeading consultant plastic surgeon Paul Banwell is now offering his expert mole removal clinic in London for patients in the capital and around the south east.

Mr Banwell is one of the UK’s most esteemed cosmetic surgeons. The high standard of his work has established Mr Banwell as a renowned practitioner in effective mole removal – along with many other plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures.

If you are worried about a mole, or have moles you wish to have removed safely without long waiting times, get in touch for an appointment at Mr Banwell’s mole removal clinic in London.



Why Paul Banwell for removing moles in London?

The Banwell Clinic always advises its patients to get moles removed by someone who you feel absolutely confident can deliver the best treatment possible.

Mr Banwell is an award-winning British and internationally trained consultant plastic surgeon who provides safe, expert and effective cosmetic mole removal to an exemplary standard at his clinic in London.

Book your consultation at Harley Street to discuss the procedure and next steps for mole removal. Please email or call 01342 330302.


What causes moles?

Moles are small, coloured spots on the skin. Most people have them and they’re usually nothing to worry about unless they change size, shape or colour. Most moles are harmless.

Harmless moles are generally round or oval-shaped, with a smooth edge. Moles can be flat or raised and may feel smooth or rough. Sometimes moles have hair growing from them. Moles are usually darker on brown and black skin.

It’s normal for:

  • babies to be born with moles
  • new moles to appear – especially in children and teenagers
  • moles to fade or disappear as you get older
  • moles to get slightly darker during pregnancy


Why get a mole removed?

Many moles are cosmetically unacceptable, but they may also be a nuisance. They may get cut during shaving, bleed, or get caught on clothing, necklaces or combs. Some moles are ‘beauty spots’, but others may look unattractive or be a source of concern. The same may apply to small birth marks, skin tags, warts, cysts, papillomas and other lumps and bumps on the skin which need removing.



Techniques for removing moles

Moles on the face and neck respond best to removal techniques. Other body areas are more likely to leave a small patch of pale skin when the mole has been removed. 

Of course, all moles are examined by Mr Banwell who will identify and diagnose it before removal, and if there is any concern that the moles are not completely benign (harmless growths) then sampling of tissue may be recommended with the pathologist. 

In these cases we like to be sure the mole is not possibly cancerous.


Mole shave excision

Doctors know that most moles can be removed simply and quickly without the need to cut the skin or have stitches (otherwise known as shave excision), although sometimes stitches may be required. The expert skin specialist, Mr Paul Banwell, consultant plastic surgeon and skin expert, uses both these methods to remove moles, skin tags and birthmarks. 

These small procedures are carried out under a local anaesthetic (with you awake) but sometimes sedation or a general anaesthetic might be preferred.


Mole excision biopsy

Alternatively Mr Banwell may decide to remove the whole mole (this is termed an excision biopsy). In most cases the moles will be sent away to the laboratory for analysis unless the surgical removal is purely for cosmetic reasons. 

You are in good hands as Mr Banwell performs hundreds of these procedures every year and was also 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 East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Tunbridge Wells, Worthing, Brighton and London.

Mr Banwell is able to remove hairy moles, unsightly moles, skin tags, warts, warty lesions, keratotic lesions, skin cancers, basal cell carcinomas (BCC), squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) and malginant melanomas (MM).

Book your consultation at The Banwell Clinic Tunbridge Wells to discuss the procedure and next steps for mole removal. Please email or call 01342 330302.



Mole removal procedure is usually performed under local anaesthetic (with you awake and the skin numbed by giving an injection with a needle – just like at the dentist). This is a quick and simple procedure with a short recovery period which will be thoroughly explained to you.


How long before daily activities may be resumed?

You will be able to return to sedentary activity (ie an office job) the following day, but should avoid strenuous physical activity for a minimum of 2-weeks. 

Stitches are removed between 1 and 2 weeks after the surgery. If your lump was shaved off then you will just leave the dressing to fall off in time.

You will be able to drive the following day if you are careful. If the operation was on your face or head, it is important not to bend down or lift things for 48-hours after the operation – this is to minimise the risk of bleeding (for example, when doing up shoe laces, bring your foot up whilst sitting down, rather than bending down). 

It is also a good idea to use a couple of pillows when sleeping to avoid laying flat. This helps minimise swelling and there may be redness and scarring.



About Paul Banwell

Paul Banwell BSc(Hons) FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Plast) has developed an international reputation in the fields of cosmetic surgery, scarring, skin health and skin cancer and 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 was under the tutelage of a Nobel Prize nominee. He is also a favourite with Beauty Editors and his work has received accolades from Tatler and the Times.


How to find our mole removal clinic in London

Paul Banwell
The Harley Street Hospital
19 Harley Street


I have been treated by Mr Banwell for excision of a nasal Squamous Cell Carcinoma and approximately 20 forehead solar keratoses by Photodynamic Therapy (PDT). During this period I have received outstanding care and attention. He and his team are very friendly and efficient. His surgical skills are exceptional.

I am totally content with the outcome of the surgery and treatment of my conditions and would wholly recommend him and his team to others. In fact, I already have!

John H.

During the time I have been in the care of Paul and the team I have been treated extremely well and very professionally, I could not have asked for better care. Paul was extremely caring and considerate throughout this time and has put me at ease during any procedures that I have had carried out. I trust his judgement completely and recommended Paul to a close family member who had a similar problem.

Frances W.

The care was excellent both pre and post operatively. During my stay at the hospital I knew exactly what to expect and when, which was most reassuring. The outcome is exactly as I’d have hoped. My eyes look less heavy and it’s as if they have more space to open! I’d never heard of the procedure before seeing Mr Banwell but I knew that something needed doing, and I’m absolutely delighted with the results.

Janet T.

I am delighted!! Mr Banwell listened to what I wanted and now I have fuller breast that don’t look false!  I would highly recommend him and his team to everyone.  They are all very friendly and the care I received before, during and after was excellent and very professional. Many thanks to you all.

Gemma C.

Mr Banwell was highly recommended by a friend of a friend. She was very satisfied with results which I witnessed. I trusted what I heard and what I saw. My meetings with Mr Banwell only reassured me further. Mr Banwell offered additional discussion time pre op & several follow ups post op. His admin team were 100% helpful and efficient. His manner was approachable and accessible. I would not hesitate to recommend his professional expertise, competitive cost and charming manner. At no point did I feel judged, intimidated or overwhelmed. This was an incredibly positive experience, many thanks to Mr Banwell and the rest of the team.

Sarah P.

I just want to thank you for all your care, expertise and advice.


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