What type of lumps and bumps can be removed?
There are many different lumps and bumps that can appear on the skin and the face. The most common types are moles, lipomas, small hard white bumps known as milia, sebaceous cysts that form in enlarged oil glands, fibrous papules and haemangiomas, which are a collection of small red blood vessels beneath the skin.
What’s the first step in lump and bump removal?
First, we will assess the skin lesion to determine what is its cause. Sometimes an exact diagnosis may require the lesion to be removed and assessed under a microscope. Most skin lesions are nothing to worry about, but it is essential they are assessed or monitored carefully as some, for example, moles, can be or become cancerous. The next step is to plan the procedure to ensure that any evidence that the lesion has been removed is negligible when the skin has fully healed. There are a number of different treatment options, from laser to surgical excision, depending on the type of skin lesion and its position.
Why should I choose a cosmetic surgeon for lump and bump removal?
A highly experienced cosmetic surgeon will have many years’ training in reconstructive surgical techniques, so can miminise any potential scarring and ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. We also have the very latest laser technology at our disposal.
What is the recovery like after lump and bump removal?
Lump and bump removal is performed as a day-case under local anaesthetic and is largely painfree. We provide comprehensive advice on how best to care for the treated area to ensure that any scarring is minimised. That includes keeping the area covered and using high factor sunscreen as sun exposure can affect how a scar develops.
Lumps and Bumps
The good news is that most lumps and bumps that appear on the face and body are not a cause for concern. However, many patients feel that they look unsightly and, if situated in a highly visible place, they can have a dramatic impact on the patient’s self-confidence. Once the lump and bump is assessed, it can be safely removed with very pleasing aesthetic results.