Benign skin tumours are growths caused by abnormal proliferation of cells in the skin. These growths do not turn cancerous. Some common benign skin growths include moles, skin tags, sebaceous hyperplasia and seborrheic keratosis.
Moles are often removed on cosmetic grounds. The choice of treatment is surgical excision. After excision, there will be stitches in place which will be removed after 7 to 14 days, depending on the site of the mole. The mole will be replaced by a linear scar.