Excision of Skin Lumps2022-09-15T13:42:23+01:00

A vast majority of lumps or bumps that appear on the skin are harmless, such as skin tags, cysts, benign moles or lipomas. These usually are of little concern, other than aesthetic, but may cause problems when irritated or caught on clothes. Lumps on the skin may make those with them feel embarrassed and self-conscious in regard to their appearance, however, at Dermasurge, we offer a variety of treatments for removing lumps from the skin.

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What does the treatment do?

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.

All dermatology treatments at Dermasurge are prefaced with a consultation with Dr Hiba Injibar, our founder and consultant dermatologist. During your consultation, Dr Injibar will be able to examine your skin lumps, assess your condition and determine the best possible treatment plan based on your unique needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any downtime after a skin lump excision?2020-01-27T22:54:05+00:00

Patients will be able to go home shortly after the procedure, and return to work the following day, but should take care in the days following in order to ensure healthy healing and minimise the risk of infection. Over-the-counter pain relief may be used if necessary. After examining your skin, Dr Injibar will be able to better advise on how much downtime is to be expected.

Are there any side effects?2020-01-27T22:55:03+00:00

As a surgical procedure, excision of skin lumps may result in pain in the treatment area, as well as bleeding, or scarring.

Will my skin lump come back?2020-01-27T22:55:48+00:00

Whether the skin lump returns or not will depend on the type of skin lump that occurs. For example, a lipoma or epidermoid cyst may return over time.

What is the aftercare procedure?2020-01-27T22:56:38+00:00

Patients will need to return to Dermasurge within two weeks in order to have stitches removed, during which time Dr Injibar will be able to assess the condition of the healing wound and effectiveness of treatment. Leading up to their follow-up appointments, patients should take care to keep the treated area clean, dry, and free of strain or damage. It can take up to three weeks for the skin to heal, and painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen may be used to manage any discomfort.

Patient Reviews

“Dr Hiba is fantastic, right from my first consultation she put me at ease and was helpful when suggesting treatment for my skin concerns. The results are amazing and I would highly recommend!”
Claire Fielding
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