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I had a raised mole on my face and I removed it, but now that it's gone, the skin there is still slightly raised. It's a solid bump which is not filled with liquid or anything like that; it's exactly raised in the way it was before but now the mole on top is gone and the skin still protrudes a bit.

Will this go away with time? If not, how do I treat it? And, what is it called? (so that I can do my own research).

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I wonder how long ago you had the mole removed?

If it is just fresh, maybe you could massage vigorously. Eventually it should flatten out.

Maybe you could ask the doctor about it and see if he could look at it and give his/her recommendations...It doesn't sound like anything is wrong, just that it hasn't flattened out yet!




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The mole was removed and skin was done healing about 2 weeks ago now. I also have some PIH on the spot where it was done, but I've had that before from acne and it went away within half a year so I'm not too worried about that...

I will try massaging it, could you please give more info about how exactly I should do that and how often?

I could get another doctor's appointment but it would have to be in a while due to the different location of my uni (where I am now) and my home where the doctor is who knows about my mole removal.

Thank you for your advice.
 

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I had a raised mole on my face and I removed it, but now that it's gone, the skin there is still slightly raised. It's a solid bump which is not filled with liquid or anything like that; it's exactly raised in the way it was before but now the mole on top is gone and the skin still protrudes a bit.
Did you remove it yourself? My first thought is that if so, then you might have just removed the outer surface of the mole and not the entire growth. If this is the case, then what you are seeing is just the rest of the mole with its colored head removed.

When a deep mole is completely removed, then typically there is a hole there that needs to fill in with new flesh, and if it's big enough the doctor might even make a stitch or two to facilitate the healing process. All the best to you.
 

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Gee, I dunno. Maybe call the dr who removed it to just touch base. Different docs have different protocols for post-removal care. I'm sure he/she could recommend over the phone if you explain the circumstances.

Not seeing your face, I couldn't presume to tell you what to do. Just a suggestion to firmly massage the area with clean fingers daily to break up any scar forming....as long as the area is healed and not weeping or gapping. Just a firm pressing and rolling motion should help. Of course if it starts gapping oozing or weeping check with the doc right away.

No infection signs, right? (redness, warmth, pain, discharge, hardness?)

EDIT: YOU REMOVED IT YOURSELF??? HOW???



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I didn't remove it myself, sorry to disappoint. It was done by a doctor, he pointed some laser or something at it which kills the mole. Then a scab forms and it comes off. I had it done in a few places. In all the others, there are no problems. One of my other raised moles was removed with no problems, but this one is a bit different I'm not sure if I can explain it well... It's like a flat mole sitting on a bump rather than being a bump itself. If that makes any sense.

It doesn't have any signs of infection I don't think. No hardness, no discharge, no pain, I didn't notice and warmth but not 100% sure, and its red today because I think I went overboard on the massaging and it's slightly red from PIH the rest of the time but not scarily...

So, anyone know if it'll flatten itself eventually? I see a lot of old people with skin coloured bumps on their face which I never seen on young people and I'm not sure exactly what they are but I don't want to end up with one when I'm 18...
 

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I had a large mole removed a couple of weeks ago; initially the area was raised, now it's flat but still red.
 

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I think that it depends on how the mole was removed. If it is excised - the old fashioned way - then it leaves a hole that has to be filled in with flesh.

But if it is zapped with a laser, as in this case - it seems that flesh has to die and separate from the surrounding tissue. So it seems normal that the tissue would swell-up somewhat post-surgery. When I had laser surgery on my eyes (for glaucoma) the doctor gave me anti-inflammatory eye drops to use for several days after the procedure.

So - some swelling of this tissue sounds reasonable to me. Two weeks is really not much time - especially if doctor had to go deep to get the root of the mole. I'd give it some more time and then if necessary contact the doctor or speak to his nurse over the phone and ask for their advice.
 

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Thank you Mari for sharing your experience - it makes me feel more confident that that'll happen to me too - I hope so. And good luck with that redness dying down too.

mireckca, I'll do that and give it another 2 weeks or so to see what happens with the mole before bugging the doctor again. I don't think it swelled up as such but simply didn't flatten out yet from how it was with a mole there. Thanks to you and fawnie also for your help, you stopped me worrying
 

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Hello all, thanks to my genetics I'm a very "moley" person; lucky me. : }
I've have 7 removed from my face alone & they've all healed differently - very frustrating - you never know what you're gonna end up with!
I was not-so-gently persuaded by the matriarchs of my family into removing the first 5 when I was in grade 9. (Like I didn't have enough esteem issues already!) They were done by a plastic surgeon and I am most UNhappy with these results by far!
16 years later and those scars are more noticable than the most recent ones.
I am under regular Dermatologist care for skin cancer monitoring and I am lucky to have a wonderful Doc. She has removed a few more for both cosmetic and medical reasons via liquid nitro, cauterization & excision and has done a MUCH better job.

There is always redness, scabbing & some swelling, but is should improve anywhere from a few weeks to months and regular application of a vit-e (or better) oil helps. Do NOT go for a facial or use steam for a few weeks it can affect the width of the scarring.

Good luck! : )
 
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