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Minor Surgical Procedures

Lumps and bumps removal: minor surgery and medi-aesthetics excellence

The safe and efficient removal of lumps and bumps of all shapes and sizes anywhere on the body, including moles, skin tags, warts and small lipomas. At TLC, we extend this surgeon-performed service with supportive follow-up treatments to boost healing and further improve the condition of the skin.

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Dr Sarah Tonks says...

“We marry serious surgical experience with all the knowhow of advanced aesthetics expertise, so not only can we support you in safely removing your lumps or bumps, we can also provide superb follow-up care, so the experience becomes an opportunity to supercharge your skin health.”

What is it and how does it work?

Lumps or bumps can appear on the skin for all kinds of reasons, from a virus causing an excess of keratin – resulting in a rough hard texture to develop on the top layer of skin – to a build-up of cells forming moles, skin tags, lipomas (soft, fatty lumps that grow under the skin) or keloid scarring.

 

We typically remove these in the following ways: a full-thickness skin excision for moles (may require stitches); excision shaving using a flexible precision scalpel for skin tags and lipomas; and cryotherapy (freezing) and/or cauterisation (heating) for warts. If using cryotherapy, we generally deploy the award-winning TargetCool device, which simultaneously calms the epidermis as it freezes off nodules of surplus skin.

 

As a matter of course, we will send all moles (and skin tags, if deemed any risk) away for a histology test, where the tissues and/or cells are examined under a microscope to check for diseases.

 

All our minor surgical procedures are performed by our in-clinic surgeon, Mr Euan McKinnon. For more on Euan you can review his profile here.

Which body parts is it designed for?

Minor Surgical Procedures may be appropriate for anywhere on the body including the face. Mr Euan McKinnon, our in-clinic surgeon, is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery (a surgical specialty focussing on reconstructive surgery of the face), making him ideally placed to help with the removal of ultra-visible lumps and bumps that require especially delicate handling.

Who is it primarily good for?

This treatment is appropriate for anyone of any age.

How long will it last for and what’s the downtime?

A short-stop treatment, minor surgical procedures often take less than two hours. Should you need stitches, as is the case with larger or more complicated moles, the sutures will generally be removed after seven days, after which we’ll recommend the most appropriate silicone-based scar ointment.

What other treatments does it work well with?

What else should I know?

In most cases lumps and bumps on the surface of the skin are harmless, but we do recommend that all patients visit their GP ahead of seeking removal treatment to ensure that there is no underlying medical condition and that they are safe to be removed.

 

If we have any doubts about the lump or bump being removed, or our capabilities in treating an unusual area of the body, we will refer you to a relevant specialist practice immediately.

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Our in-clinic surgeon IS A SPECIALIST IN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY (A SURGICAL SPECIALTY THAT FOCUSES ON FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION), IDEALLY PLACED TO HELP WITH THE DELICATE REMOVAL OF ULTRA-VISIBLE LUMPS AND BUMPS.

FAQS

Here are a few final things that you might like to know before taking things forward. If you have any other questions we haven’t thought of yet, no problem! Please email us at hello@thelovelyclinic.co.uk and one of the team will get back to you as quickly as they possibly can.

CAN THE TREATMENT BE REVERSED?

No, minor surgical procedures are a finite operation.

DOES IT HURT?

We always use an injected localised anaesthetic to avoid any pain or discomfort.

WHEN DOES IT START TO WORK?

You can expect to see results immediately, but, in the case of freezing off a lesion, you may have to wait a while for it to completely fall away.

WHAT CAN GO WRONG?

These is a possibility of some scarring or, for especially tricky areas or operative tasks, the incomplete removal of a lesion, requiring a follow-up procedure.