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Cutting away skin spots

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Cutting away skin spots

Cutting away (excision) of skin spots is one of the most commonly used procedures to remove annoying and/or unsightly spots such as moles, warts, fibroids, etc. The spot is surgically removed and stitched.

  • Removal of annoying or unsightly spots
  • Treatment plan based on your complaints
  • Our plastic surgeons are affiliated with the Dutch Societies for plastic surgery (NVPC and NVEPC) NVPC and NVEPC
  • Both male and female surgeons


Cutting away skin spots (uninsured)price
from € 600,-

The treatment

The plastic surgeon will mark the area and give a local anesthetic. Injecting the anesthetic fluid sometimes gives a slightly burning sensation. Injecting may cause the skin to swell up and become temporarily pale in color. The skin is incised along the marked area and the piece of skin is removed into the subcutaneous fatty tissue. The surgeon will burn any small bleeding vessels. The wound edges are then sutured or taped together. During the treatment you will feel that the plastic surgeon is busy, but you will not experience any pain.

After treatment

You will be advised to keep the place as clean as possible. This can be done with a specially intended plaster/tape. If the specialist has sutured the wound, the stitches will be removed a week later. You may experience pain after the treatment. You can safely take a painkiller, preferably Paracetamol. No aspirin, that increases the risk of bleeding.


For healing it is important to avoid tension on the wound edges as much as possible. Wounds on the back, shoulders and lower legs in particular can be subject to considerable stress during movement. Certain movements such as bending, lifting, putting on and taking off clothes should be avoided or performed with great care. Depending on the location and size of the wound, sports are not recommended one to four weeks after the procedure.

Ultraviolet rays are not good for the scars, so they can remain red for an unnecessarily long time. In addition, exposure to the sun can cause pigment disruption in the treated area, which can cause the scar to darken. It is best to keep the scars covered for the first three months after the treatment and to apply a sunblock to the skin from 2 weeks after the operation.


Scarring occurs in almost all cases of excision. Some people have a scar that heals better than others. Sometimes there is almost nothing visible of the scar after a few months. This depends on the skin type. Sometimes it happens that the scar is very thickened. Hypertrophy (excess swelling or enlargement) or keloid formation (scar growth) may occur. Patients with Asian or Creole skin are more likely to have this complication. This predisposition is sometimes hereditary. The characteristics of a hypertrophic scar are: a hard and thick, sometimes painful scar, raised above the surrounding skin, often discolored or white or reddish. A keloid is a special type of scar. The scar is very hard and thick, often very painful and red. Keloids grow beyond the boundaries of the injuries and can cover very large areas of skin. The skin of the chest, upper arms, ears and shoulders are common places where keloid can develop. If you suspect that your scar has hypertrophy or keloid formation, please contact your plastic surgeon for further treatment.

There may be a bruising, usually accompanied by swelling. An infection can also occur, which is manifested by pain, swelling, redness and pus from the wound.

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