American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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Giant Nevi Removal

Congenital Nevi Surgery

Children can be born with pigmented moles called congenital nevi. The goal of giant nevi removal is to eliminate these pigmented moles.

How much does giant nevi removal cost?

The cost of surgery to remove a giant congenital nevus will depend on many factors including the size and location of the lesion, along with the proposed techniques used to remove the lesion and reconstruct the skin defect.

Giant nevi removal surgery costs may include:

  • Surgeon's fee
  • Hospital or surgical facility costs
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Prescriptions for medications
  • Postoperative bandages and other care supplies

More than one procedure is often necessary to allow complete or near-complete resection. Your health insurance plan will likely cover giant nevi removal surgery because it involves removal of a potentially cancerous lesion and reconstruction of the area. Coverage varies among insurers including pre-certification requirements, inpatient stay allowances and coverage for secondary procedures and allied health care services such as physical therapy.

When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon for giant nevus surgery, remember that the surgeon's experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.


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