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Mole Removal Compensation Claims

Have you suffered distress as a result of your mole removal surgery and feel it could have been avoided?

If you have opted for cosmetic treatment that has gone wrong because of human negligence or incompetence then the experts at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors are here to help you.

With a 95% success rate on all cases pursued after obtaining medical evidence, we are the first law practice established to focus solely on cosmetic surgery negligence in England and Wales, and have recovered over £3 million of compensation for clients to date.


If you would like to speak to our team of specialists call 0800 634 0285 or request a callback from the team using our online contact form on this page.

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About moles and mole removal treatments

Moles are small coloured spots on the skin of various sizes, shapes and colours, most commonly brown. They can be flat or raised and are most prevalent on a person’s face, arms and back.

Genetics play a large part in their production, with sun exposure and age also a part of their development.

There are many reasons people decide to have their moles removed, which range from concerns about health, to dislike of their appearance.

Moles are common to most people and develop during the first 30 years of life. While most are harmless, people often seek the help of their GP in examining new moles to ensure they are not cancerous.

While most people have around 30 to 40, some can have as many as 600 and more. There has been an increase in recent years in the number of people who wish to have them removed, often for cosmetic purposes, because they can have an effect on an individual’s self-confidence.

The procedure

Treatment comes in the form of one of four methods, depending on the size, severity and location of the issue.

Shave excision surgery is the most common removal procedure used, especially for moles that stick out prominently from the patient’s skin. After a local anaesthetic, the mole is planed down until it is flat to the skin.

Ellipse excision surgery is often used for flat or potentially cancerous moles. A local anaesthetic is used and then the mole is excised surgically, leaving a small scar.

Laser treatments can be used for smaller moles and use the thermal energy of the laser to break down the mole and burn it away.

Cryotherapy, or freezing, is sometimes used for removal treatment by utilising liquid nitrogen to freeze the skin cells until they die.

Examples of negligence

Thousands of mole removal treatments are successfully performed in the UK each year with no major complications.

However, some patients do unfortunately suffer as a result of negligent procedures that have left them in considerable distress.

Common complications that indicate errors have been made can include:

  • Damage to the patient’s skin pigment
  • Inappropriate scarring after the mole removal procedure
  • Burns and blistering

Why Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors?

We were the first legal practice to be established in England and Wales solely dedicated to supporting victims of cosmetic surgery negligence. As a result, we know exactly what it takes to bring a claim that has the best possible chance of securing the funds you need to have the quality of life you deserve.

This experience, coupled with our sensitive and respectful way of working, means our clients benefit from a comprehensive, stress-free service that places their best interests at the centre of everything that happens.

As a result of the many cases we have won, we fully understand how distressing negligent mole removal treatment can be for the patient, both physically and mentally.

We can help you decide what the best options are for you so you can move forwards in safety and with confidence.