Amongst the treatments we offer here at Dermasurge, are procedures for the excision of skin lumps. This is a minor surgery that can be performed under local anaesthetic. During excision, the skin lump and some of the surrounding skin are cut away, leaving only healthy tissue behind.
The purpose of this operation is to remove lumps or bumps on the skin that are benign (noncancerous). These growths can be due to a number of different conditions, including, moles, cysts, skin tags or warts.
This procedure is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home the same day.
How is the growth removed?
The specific technique that will be used to remove your growth will depend on its size, location, and type.
Large growths may require cutting with a scalpel and stitching (suturing) the wound closed. Smaller growths may only require removal with a cautery device, which uses heat to destroy tissue.
After the growth is removed, the area will be covered with a dressing. You will likely have some bruising and swelling after the procedure, but this should subside within a few days.
You will be given specific instructions on how to care for your wound and when to return for follow-up. It is important to keep the area clean and dry and to avoid picking or scratching at the incision site.