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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 was very happy with the care I got from Mr Banwell, his team and the staff at the McIndoe Surgical Centre. Mr Banwell and his team were extremely friendly and quick to meet my needs at all times. The team were very professional and always made me feel at ease and welcome at all my consultations and throughout my stay at the surgical centre. The outcome of my surgery is amazing! I am extremely happy with the results I got; it turned out better than I thought. The surgery has really helped my confidence and way of life and I am very grateful for that. Mr Banwell is a fantastic surgeon with a very friendly and professional approach, which is wonderful. I would definitely, without hesitation, recommend Mr Banwell and his team to others considering cosmetic surgery.

Hannah G.

The consultation was conducted quickly, professionally but Mr Banwell also made me feel as if any question I may have wouldn’t not be too small or insignificant for him to take the time to answer. He left me feeling fully informed with both the pros and cons of any form of elective surgery but also that my worries were normal and that he would be able to assist me with my desired outcomes. His team were caring and professional making me feel that they were actually interested and were able to accommodate my dates when making the initial consultation booking. Prompt returning of calls, flexibility in booking of appointments friendliness, informative, caring and professional from the initial telephone call, the surgery, follow up appointments right through to my final appointment made me feel that my care, personal views and worries were important to them at all times. You can trust him to always be honest with you about the possible problems and outcomes. Overall experience with Mr Banwell and his team? Amazing! I just wish I’d not waited so many years to have this procedure done; I have my life back and it’s amazing to be able to walk into any shop and buy clothes that fit in my actual size and not 5 dress sizes larger just to fit my bust in. With the Upper Blepharoplasty everyone in my family says that I now look so much brighter and not tired, others I meet just tell me I look really great and ask if I’ve just had a holiday. Mr Banwell Thank You for all that you did for me.

Anne G.

The team at the McIndoe Surgical Centre who looked after me were very friendly and helpful. They calmed me down and put to rest any last minute concerns. I love the outcome of the surgery and would definitely recommend Mr Banwell to other people.

Francesca L.

Thank you so much to you and your team for all that you have done for me, it is greatly appreciated.

Sarah Z.

I am writing to let you know that I was very pleased with the recent surgery to remove several moles on my face, neck and back. The whole process was carried out very efficiently.  The mole on my face has almost completely disappeared already.  The post-operative information was most helpful, although the leaflet I was given varied slightly from your verbal instructions. However, you accurately told me what to expect.  I have no hesitation in recommending your work to other people.  The on site staff were all friendly and helpful throughout.

Pamela H.

I was very happy with the care during the surgery and the team were friendly and efficient.  I was very happy with the outcome of the surgery and I would recommend Mr Banwell to others.

Rita C.


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