Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Plastic surgery

Had a little done today.

I had a nevus (mole) on the back of my head. It's been there for 20 years, at least. The only people who know about it are my hairdressers (stylists? Hairdresser sounds a bit 80s), who uniformly rake a comb across it when cutting my hair, sometimes to the point of bleeding.

I've been meaning to get it off for 10 years. Today I got around to it. This month we have a medical student I really like, and I've been waiting for the right one to choose to get her feet wet on my mole.

She did great. Numbed me up nicely, didn't pass out. What more could I ask?

It's funny - doctors are almost uniformly your classic overachievers. I think I'm still trying to get honors now that I'm the preceptor.


rlbates said...

I had one of those (a wen), same description--hair dresser hated it, I couldn't see it. I had one of my plastic surgery staff guys remove it during training.

janemarieMD said...

That was a very cool thing to do, and you will be that student's friend and mentor for life (although she will probably not call you by your first name for many years, I suspect).

Femail doc said...

I must read over my precepting contract--I'm certain it says nothing about allowing students near my scalp. You are a star, but I say you're crazy.