Besides the relatively minor risk of infection, arguably the biggest downside to mole removal is the remaining scar. During surgical mole removal, a board-certified plastic surgeon will use an extremely fine suturing techniques prevent excess scarring and make the incision line heal as inconspicuously as possible. Burning or shaving off the mole effectively eliminate it, but these methods tend to result in more obvious scarring.
After your mole is removed, it should be examined for signs of skin cancer, which commonly arises from a mole and is found only after a pathologist thoroughly examines the mole.
Bear in mind that insurance may not cover removal of nonpigmented moles. Your surgeon can assist you in applying for approval.