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.

What questions should I ask my plastic surgeon about nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation?

Use this checklist as a guide during your consultation for giant nevi removal surgery:

  • Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
  • Were you trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery?
  • What specific training do you have in these surgery techniques?
  • How many years of plastic surgery training have you had?
  • Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure? If so, at which hospitals?
  • Is the office-based surgical facility accredited by a nationally- or state-recognized accrediting agency, or is it state-licensed or Medicare-certified?
  • Am I or is my child a good candidate for this procedure?
  • What will be expected of me to help ensure the best results?
  • Where and how will you perform the procedure?
  • What surgical technique is recommended?
  • How long of a recovery period can be expected, and what kind of help will I (or my child) need during recovery?
  • What are the risks and complications associated with the procedure(s)?
  • How are complications handled?
  • How can I expect the surgery site to look over time?
  • What are the options if I am dissatisfied with the final outcome?
  • Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure and what results are reasonable for me (or my child)?


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