Birthmark / Mole Removal
Virginia needs some advice on other mama's who've opted to have skin imperfections taken care of on their child. She writes:
I know this is a long shot but I figured I’d see if anyone out there has been through anything similar. My 21 month old son has a mole on the side of his face between his cheek and eye. It looks like a birthmark (and that’s what every doctor told me it was) but my gut told me it was something more. Thus, I took him to a pediatric dermatologist and I was right. It’s a large flat mole and very noticeable (over 1 cm in diameter). I’m his mama so I don’t care but there is no doubt that we will have it removed, probably around his third birthday. The risk of skin cancer with this type of mole is 1 in 3 plus I don’t want him to have to deal with any teasing/bullying because of it. Have any of the other urbanMamas ever dealt with a similar issue? I’m most concerned with the anesthesia involved with the surgery, plus it’s plastic surgery. I could really use some support and would love any info from someone who’s been through something similar.