How should I prepare for giant nevi removal?
In preparing for giant nevi removal surgery, your plastic surgeon may recommend:
- Lab or radiographic testing, or a special medical evaluation
- Certain medications or adjusting current medications
- Avoiding aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding
Surgery to remove a giant congenital nevus is typically performed in a hospital or licensed ambulatory surgery setting, and will likely use general anesthesia. Children undergoing surgery will need to be closely monitored at home for healing and general recovery from anesthesia.