What is Mole Removal Surgery?

Moles are also known as skin lesions. Skin lesions are lumps found on or just below your skin.

Examples of skin lesions are sebaceous cysts (also called epidermal inclusion cysts or epidermoid cysts), lipomas, skin tags and moles.

Self Pay Surgery Costs for Mole Removal in Australia

Mole Removal Surgery wait time in public hospitals in Australia

Public Wait time can be up to

0 days *

The Public health system in Australia has a waiting period for Plastic Surgeries - 90% of Patients waited this length of time for this procedure in the 2019/2020 calendar year.


Who Is Mole Removal For?

Most skin lesions can be safely left alone. You may want the skin lesion removed for cosmetic reasons or to be reassured that it is not cancer.

What are the benefits of a Mole Removal?

Surgery is the only reliable way to remove skin lesions but you may simply leave them alone.

What happens During Surgery?

The operation is usually performed under a local anaesthetic. The operation usually takes 15 to 25 minutes. 

When removing a sebaceous cyst, your surgeon will try to remove it whole as this makes sure that none of the cyst wall is left behind and prevents it from coming back. Your surgeon will make an elliptical (oval) cut over the cyst and then cut out the cyst.

A skin tag can simply be numbed with local anaesthetic and then removed. 

When removing a mole, your surgeon will cut all the way around it using an elliptical cut.

How long will I stay in hospital?

You may be able to go home the same day.

What is my recovery time?

 You should be able to return to work the next day unless your work will place a strain on the stitches. It is unusual for these procedures to restrict any daily activities you carry out.

SURGERY - criteria

Do you qualify for This Self Pay Procedure?

You are suitable for this surgery if:

  • You have a Body Mass Index under 30
  • You are over 16 years of age
  • You are not pregnant
  • You do not require complex rehabilitation or have a chronic disease that would require immediate post-operative care in an intensive care unit
  • You do not have sickle cell anaemia, renal failure or have had a cardiac arrest or cardiac intervention (e.g. insertions of stents) in the last six months
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