What kinds of lumps and bumps can be removed?

The surgeon is able to remove a number of lumps and bumps, including moles, cysts, warts, skin tags and lipomas. These types of lumps and bumps can be removed by means of excision, which means that they are completely cut out of the skin. It is also possible to perform biopsies of concerning lesions prior to complete excision.

Why is it performed?

In many cases, lumps and bumps don’t cause serious complications or health issues, but the surgeon may recommend excision when there is a risk of a skin lesion becoming cancerous. You may choose to have a skin lesion removed if it is causing pain or discomfort, or if you feel it is unattractive.

How does excision work?

The excision of lumps and bumps is usually performed under local anaesthetic, so the procedure is not painful. The surgeon will inject the anaesthetic around the lesion before cutting it out. It is quite common to feel some sensitivity at the sight of excision for some time after the procedure, and in some cases, you will have stitches.