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Mole Removal Doctors in Bristol

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Redland Hill Durdham Down, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS6 6UT - 1.67 miles
Spire Bristol Hospital - 1.67 miles
Redland Hill Durdham Down, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS6 6UT
21 years of experience
Expert in: Mole Removal, Breast Consultation, Nipple Reconstruction, Basal Cell Carcinoma + 27 more

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Mr Wilson is a Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery based at Southmead Hospital in Bristol and he also runs a successful private practice. He graduated with honours from Medical School and then completed a six year training programme in Bristol and Belfast followed by fellowships in Paris and East Grinstead before becoming a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in 2005. He is the lead clinician for breast reconstruction in Bristol and the Training Programme Director for the South West. He is a tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons and teaches on Plastic Surgery Courses.

Mr Wilson has created an independent practice that allows him to deliver a high level of care. He believes that patient satisfaction is paramount and he will look after you through every step of your treatment, including unlimited pre and post operative care and support.

He regularly receives referrals from GP’s and other medical professionals. Many of his patients return to him again and again, and they are happy to refer friends and family to Mr Wilson. This demonstrates the loyalty and high level of patient satisfaction he has achieved; his patients know that they are in safe hands.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Cosmetic breast surgery
  • Facial surgery
  • Reconstructive breast surgery
  • Skin cancer
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Removal of breast implants
  • Exchange of breast implants

Mr Wilson is the lead clinician for Breast Reconstruction in Southmead Hospital in Bristol, he receives large number of referral for all types of reconstruction mainly autologous reconstruction like Free DIEP and Free TUG flap. He receives tertiary referral for all types of cosmetic breast surgery like breast augmentation, reduction, lift (mastopexy) and male breast reduction surgery.

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3 Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS8 1BN - 1.21 miles
Nuffield Hospital, The Chesterfield - 1.21 miles
3 Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS8 1BN
23 years of experience
Expert in: Mole Removal, Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), Arm Lift (Brachiplasty) + 20 more

Paul Wilson works within the NHS as lead surgeon for Sarcoma surgery with a special interest in reconstruction following cancer. Paul is able to offer specialist head and neck surgery with expertise in oculoplastic surgery and facial palsy. He also specialises in body contouring surgery following massive weight loss. In his private practice Mr Wilson provides a variety of cosmetic operations such as Aesthetic surgery of the breast (breast enlargement, mastopexy, breast reduction), facial cosmetic surgery (rhinoplasty, eye bag removal, endoscopic brow lift, facelift) and body contouring surgery (abdominoplasty, liposuction, body lift, brachioplasty, lipofilling/fat transfer). He also performs non-surgical treatments using the latest fillers and Botulinum Toxin. For breast implant selection he uses Mentor implants which has a low incidence of capsular contracture and ALCL. 

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Hairline lowering foreheadplasty

Neck Lift

All revision breast and face surgery




Breast Augmentation

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What is Mole Removal?

Moles (also known as melanocytic naevi) are brown or black growths on the skin made up of cells called melanocytes and can appear anywhere on the skin. Moles can raise or change colour as the years pass, and hairs may develop. Moles also respond to hormonal changes, for example, they can get slightly darker in pregnant women, increase in number in teenagers, or slowly disappear in the elderly. Common types of moles include junctional melanocytic naevi (brown, round and flat), dermal melanocytic naevi (raised, pale and hairy) and compound melanocytic naevi (raised above the skin, light brown and hairy). Uncommon types include halo naevi (surrounded by white ring) and blue naevi (dark blue moles). Most people want to remove the moles due to concerns about the possibility of skin cancer, or due to cosmetic reasons. It should be noted that most moles are completely harmless.

How is a Mole Removal performed?

Mole removal can be with or without stitches. Moles that are dark and flat may need to be removed with stitches. The surgeon first sterilizes and numbs that area, then cut the mole using a scalpel. Stitches will then be put inside the wound or on the skin surface, depending on the depth of the mole. For removal without stitches, the surgeon shaves the mole carefully so that it is either levelled or slightly below the skin. After that, an electrical tool is used to burn the area (cauterize) to stop any bleeding. The process is complete after covering of the wound with a sterile dressing.

How to prepare for a Mole Removal?

Scarring is a common issue after a mole removal so if you are thinking of removing a mole for cosmetic reasons, discuss with your surgeon to understand the location and size of the scar before making a decision.

What happens after a Mole Removal?

After the procedure, your doctor will prescribe you antibiotic ointment and give you a bandage on the wound. In fairly simple cases, follow-ups are not required. However, if you spot anything unusual, you should contact your doctor immediately and seek medical help.

For mole removal with stitches, follow-up depends on the type of future used. Sutures on the face are normally removed within four to seven days while stitches elsewhere may be removed after one to two weeks.

You should also be careful not to get the area dirty as it can promote infection. Mole removal can also be followed with slight discomfort which will be relieved by pain killers.