Benign skin lesions occur very frequently in all age groups and consist of lumps and bumps such as moles, cysts, fatty lumps medically referred to as ‘lipomas’, warts, skin tags, pigmented lesions and seborrhoeic keratoses. Most of these lesions do not require any kind of treatment, but patients seek removal for cosmetic reasons. In some cases, skin lesions like those mentioned above may also be painful for the patient.
Before you go ahead with a skin lesion removal for cosmetic or convenience reasons, you will need to be thoroughly assessed during an initial consultation just to make sure that the lesion is not showing any signs of turning cancerous or needing another investigation. If either of these is the case, you will then likely require the lesion to be removed for obvious medical reasons.
At the New Image Clinic, your skin lesion removal will be performed using the excision method, which essentially means cutting it out or off completely using a scalpel. However, in some selected cases the lesion can be shaved under a local anaesthetic to give a good cosmetic result.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long will does skin lesion removal surgery take?
The procedure will require an incision and removal of the skin lesion with a scalpel, the process takes 20-30 minutes. You will most likely be given a local anaesthetic, which means the skin around the lesion will be numb, but you will be awake. In some rare cases, the patient may require a general anaesthetic.
What are the risks associated with skin lesion removal?
Surgery to remove a skin lesion is often very straight forward, but every surgical procedure carries with it the risks of infection and other potential complications. These risks and potential complications including scars and their location will be discussed in detail during an initial consultation with our surgeons at the New Image Clinic, but it is worth noting that all risks are hugely minimised when you are in the capable and safe hands of our highly experienced team.
How much does skin lesion removal cost?
For a singular skin lesion removal, you should expect to pay anything between £950-£1000. The exact cost for your procedure will be confirmed during your initial consultation.
What happens during the initial consultation at the New Image Clinic?
A detailed medical history is recorded at your initial consultation with our two surgeons, Mr Ali Juma and Mr Jamil Hayek, followed by an examination of the skin lesion and its surrounding skin area. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the procedure, this is the time to ask! After this consultation you should have all of the information you need before making a decision as to whether you wish to go ahead with the skin lesion removal.
What is the recovery process?
If you’ve undergone a skin lesion removal by excision, it can take up to one to two weeks for your wound to heal, as depends on the area in the body the lesion was removed from. Your surgeons will inform you as to when your stitches will need to be removed, but this is likely to be at a follow up consultation about two to three weeks post-procedure.
Why choose the New Image Clinic?
At the New Image Clinic, you will benefit from the expert opinion of not just one, but two highly qualified and experienced surgeons. Mr Ali Juma and Mr Jamil Hayek share a wealth of combined knowledge, skills and many years’ practice.
“A heartfelt thank you for the incredible work you and your team have done. You reassured me every step of the way, which has spurred me on my recovery in leaps and bounds. I have every faith in you and your team.”
“I just wanted to say thank you for everything, I could not be happier with the end result.”
“It has been 2 years since my tummy tuck and I just wanted to thank you for how amazing I feel! I will wear a bikini with confidence now!”
“I was delighted with the results, not only have I got a body that is more in proportion but I have a new found confidence. Clothes fit me better. You can’t even notice my scars.”
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Do you have a question about this procedure? The experienced and friendly New Image Clinic team are on hand to answer all of your questions at any time.