Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roger J. Oldham hosts a practice in Bethesda, Maryland. As a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon, Dr. Oldham provides patients with the widest range of procedures for both aesthetic and medical benefits. For example, Dr. Oldham performs not only breast lift, tummy tuck, brow lift, and breast reduction, but he also treats patients for earlobe repair, laser treatment of capillaries, and skin lesion and mole removal. With the emphasis Dr. Oldham places on skin health, Dr. Oldham’s patients know how important it is to be vigilant about looking for changes in skin lesions.
Skin cancer is the easier type of cancer to recognize. While it is true that some skin cancers are like icebergs—what you can see is only a fraction of the size of the lesion—noticing change in skin lesions early on means you can treat them before they grow in size. With Dr. Oldham’s in-office mole removal treatment, patients can act quickly when they sense a change in size, color, border, or symmetry. Generally speaking, the American Cancer Society encourages patients to remember that most benign skin lesions are round and symmetrical, small in size (about the size of a pen cap), tan or brown, and consistent. In other words, any sense of a major change in a short period of time, and it’s probably a good idea to seek a physician’s assistance with an examination. As you can see, mole removal with Dr. Oldham produces pleasing results with minimized scarring: before and after mole removal with Dr. Oldham.
If you notice a change, please call immediately for a skin lesion consultation with Dr. Oldham. You can discuss you concerns and the doctor will examine the lesion to see if surgery is the best step.