Many underlying nail conditions can be treated with care and medications, though in some cases, surgery may be required to fully correct the issue. Nail surgery in London is usually used to remove all or part of the nail. After surgery, a chemical may be applied to prevent regrowth and destroy the nail cells if needed. Surgeries on the nail may be performed for a number of reasons, including correcting ingrown nails or nail biopsies, in which tumours or lesions may be further examined and analysed.
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What does the treatment do?
As an experienced consultant dermatologist, Dr Hiba Injibar, our founder here at Dermasurge, is able to accurately diagnose and treat skin, hair, and nail conditions in-house here at our Harley Street clinic, including nail surgeries where required. Prior to any surgery, patients will undergo a consultation with Dr Injibar, allowing her to assess the nails and diagnose any conditions that may be present and treat accordingly, including with a nail biopsy if required.
Dr Hiba Injibar can perform partial or total nail avulsion in cases of ingrown nails or for biopsy in cases of nail tumours or other diseases. The procedure is done in the clinic under local anaesthesia.
Frequently Asked Questions
Nail surgery is, in most circumstances, performed under local anaesthetic, and patients should not feel any pain during the procedure.
Most patients will be able to leave the clinic shortly after surgery and will be able to walk on the same day. Patients should expect the nail to take around 8 weeks to heal, though if care is taken and Dr Injibar’s aftercare advice is followed, many can return to their normal routines the day after surgery. Patients undergoing surgery on the toenails should wear suitable footwear that can easily fit over bulky dressings, and ensure they do not drive or take public transport when leaving the clinic to avoid injury. Strenuous exercise should be avoided until the nail bed is fully healed.
Most side effects of nail surgery are related to the anaesthetic used and may include dizziness or drowsiness. As a result of the procedure itself, patients usually experience bleeding, swelling and tenderness at the site, though this subsides as the nail heals. Some patients may experience discharge, which is normal in most cases and does not always indicate infection. If you suspect an infection, please seek medical advice without delay. Painkillers may be used when required to manage pain. Scarring may be unavoidable in some cases. Pregnant women should not undergo nail surgery, as the chemicals may cause harm to an unborn child.
“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!”
“I got the results which were promised. Dr Hiba is very professional and knowledgeable.”