Moles or nevi can be easily removed. Using local anesthetic the mole is removed either with a tangential excision and no stitches or a deeper excision requiring sutures. Scars are expected, but are made as minimal as possible.
Most moles do not need to be removed, but if they are changing, atypical in appearance, irritated by clothing, or aesthetically undesirable they can removed. Pathology is usually required, and if there is any concern about the mole after it is analyzed, more surgery may be needed.