Skin Surgery - Lumps & Bumps Removal and Scar Revision Surgery
Skin surgery refers to a group of surgical procedures that are used to treat a wide range of skin conditions, including benign tumours, cysts, and other growths. It also includes procedures that are used to improve the appearance of the skin, such as scar revisions and skin rejuvenation.
Some common skin surgery procedures include:
- Skin lesion removal: Surgical excision is a common procedure used to remove benign tumours, cysts, and other growths. The surgeon will make an incision in the skin, remove the growth, and close the wound with sutures.
- Scar revision: Scar revision is a procedure that is used to improve the appearance of scars, whether they are the result of injury, surgery, or acne. The surgeon may remove the scar tissue, reposition the tissue to minimize the appearance of the scar, or use skin grafts or flaps to cover the scar.
- Laser resurfacing: Laser resurfacing is a procedure that uses a laser to remove the outer layer of damaged skin and stimulates the growth of new skin cells. This procedure can be used to improve fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and acne scars.
It’s important to note that these procedures are not one-size-fits-all, and the best procedure for you may depend on your individual needs and goals. It is always recommended to consult with a specialist plastic surgeon at Centre for Surgery to discuss the best options for you.
Skin Lesion Removal Surgery
Skin lesion removal at Centre for Surgery involves the safe and effective elimination of skin abnormalities such as moles, skin tags, cysts or lipomas. Conducted by our highly skilled team, the process prioritises patient comfort, employing advanced techniques for minimal discomfort and optimal results. Each treatment plan is personalised, considering the type, size, and location of the lesion. Our priority is to not only enhance your skin’s appearance but also to address any potential health concerns. Post-procedure, our supportive team guides you through the recovery process, ensuring your journey towards healthier skin is smooth and successful.
Facial Skin Lesion Removal
Facial skin lesion removal refers to the surgical removal of abnormal growths or marks on the skin of the face. These include moles, warts, age spots, and skin tags. The procedure is typically performed under local anaesthesia and can be done using a variety of techniques, such as excision (cutting out the lesion), curettage (scraping the lesion off), or electrodessication (burning the lesion off). Depending on the type, size, and location of the lesion, the removal process may require stitches or cauterization to stop bleeding. Some benign lesions can be removed by cryotherapy(freezing the lesion) or topical cream. In some cases, the removed lesion will be sent to a lab for further examination to ensure that it is not cancerous.
Skin Tag Removal
Skin tag removal is a common and straightforward procedure to eliminate small, benign growths that hang off the skin. These growths, known as skin tags, are often found in areas where the skin folds, such as the neck, armpits, and under the breasts. Removal methods include cryotherapy (freezing), surgical excision, laser treatment, or using a sharp instrument for scraping. The choice of method depends on the size and location of the skin tag. The procedure is usually quick and can often be done without anaesthesia. Though skin tag removal is mainly for cosmetic reasons, it can also alleviate discomfort caused by rubbing.
Milia are common harmless benigh cysts which often form after an injury to the skin such through laser resurfacing, chronic sun damage or skin burns. They are very easily treated either with radiosurgery or with Erbium laser for permanent results.
Wart removal is an increasingly popular procedure at Centre for Surgery. Centre for Surgery utilise gold standard Fotona dual wavelength laser for highly effective wart removal and minimal risk of recurrence. Even the most stubborn types of warts resistant to other types of treatments attempted elsewhere can be successfully treated with Fotona Nd:YAG and erbium laser.
Verruca removal or plantar wart removal at Centre for Surgery is a commonly performed treatment using Erbium laser ablation. Our dermatologists have access to state of the art laser technology for fast and effective removal of verrucas with minimal risk and quick healing.
Age Spot Removal
Age spot removal at Centre for Surgery in London is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive procedure that rejuvenates your skin’s appearance. Our expert team uses the state-of-the-art Erbium YAG laser to lighten and remove age spots, with most treatments taking less than 30 minutes. The procedure requires little to no downtime, and most patients can return to their regular activities immediately after treatment. Although age spots are harmless, their removal can significantly boost your confidence and improve your skin’s overall appearance. Our personalised approach ensures a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.
Mole Removal Surgery
Mole removal surgery at Centre for Surgery in London involves skilled plastic surgeons using state-of-the-art techniques to safely remove moles. Whether your concern is cosmetic or health-related, we provide personalised treatment plans for optimal results. The surgery is brief, usually under local anaesthetic, and post-operative discomfort is minimal. We offer comprehensive aftercare and closely monitor your healing process. The ultimate aim is a scar-free skin surface. Our transparent pricing and patient-focused approach ensure an excellent experience. Choose us for effective, safe, and high-quality mole removal procedures, always prioritising your health and satisfaction.
Seborrhoeic Keratosis Removal
Seborrheic keratoses removal at Centre for Surgery employs the latest, precise Erbium YAG laser technology. This safe, pain-free procedure ensures a virtually scar-free outcome, replacing traditional methods like cryotherapy and curettage. A local anaesthetic ensures patient comfort. After treatment, most patients can resume daily activities immediately, although strenuous exercise is discouraged for a week. Our specialists ensure minimal skin trauma during the procedure, resulting in low scarring risks. Cost depends on the procedure’s complexity, established during a detailed consultation. Once fully removed, seborrheic keratoses typically do not regrow, but regular skin checks are recommended.
Cyst Removal Surgery
Skin cyst removal is a common surgical procedure performed to treat sebaceous or epidermoid cysts, abnormal bumps that form beneath the skin. During the procedure, a surgeon numbs the area and creates an incision over the cyst, then drains its content or removes the entire cyst, depending on its size and type. The goal is to alleviate discomfort, prevent infection, and address aesthetic concerns. While complications are rare, they may include infection, scarring, and recurrence of cysts. After the procedure, patients typically resume normal activities within a few days, although complete healing takes about a month.
Pyogenic Granuloma Removal
Pyogenic granuloma removal at Centre for Surgery involves a safe and straightforward procedure. After an in-depth consultation, our expert doctors determine the necessity of the removal based on the size, location, and your discomfort level. The removal itself is typically quick, under local anaesthetic, and often takes around 20-30 minutes. The downtime is minimal, allowing you to resume your regular activities almost immediately. Our team also provides guidance on aftercare to ensure proper healing and minimise scarring. Our aim is to make the experience as worry-free as possible, prioritising your comfort and satisfaction throughout the process.
Dermatofibroma removal at Centre for Surgery is a simple procedure aimed at removing any bothersome or cosmetically concerning growths on your skin. Following a thorough consultation and examination, our highly trained doctors will expertly remove the dermatofibroma under local anaesthetic. The procedure typically takes only a short amount of time and you can return to your normal activities promptly afterwards. Our team provides clear aftercare instructions to ensure optimal healing and minimal scarring. We strive to make your experience as comfortable and pain-free as possible, while helping you achieve the best possible cosmetic outcome.
Eyelid Xanthelasma Removal
Eyelid xanthelasma removal at Centre for Surgery involves an advanced and precise method known as erbium laser treatment. This procedure is highly effective, offering excellent cosmetic results with minimal risk and quick recovery time. It is uniquely suitable for the delicate and thin skin of the eyelids. For larger xanthelasma, the removal may be performed in two stages to minimise scarring. The treatment is suitable for all skin types, including darker skin, and has a lower risk of skin discolouration. Post-treatment, an antibiotic ointment is provided for swift healing. It is a simple, safe, and effective solution for xanthelasma.
Actinic Keratosis Treatment
Actinic keratosis is a pre-cancerous skin condition caused by chronic sunlight exposure. It is most commonly found in the face and neck region and is effectively treated with Erbium YAG laser.
Skin Cancer Treatment
Skin cancer removal at Centre for Surgery is a centre of excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of skin cancers. Our dermatologists are supported by an expert team of plastic surgeons for the removal of suspicious skin lesions with the minimum of scarring using a number of techniques including wide local excision and reconstructive procedures.
Forehead Osteoma Removal
Forehead osteoma removal is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of an osteoma, a benign bone tumour, from the forehead. The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia and typically involves an incision in the scalp, through which the tumour is carefully excised. Depending on the size and location of the osteoma, the surgeon may need to remove a section of the skull to access the tumour. After the tumour is removed, the incision is closed with sutures or staples, and a bandage is applied to the area. Recovery time can vary, but most patients can return to normal activities within a few weeks. It’s important to note that Osteoma is a benign tumour, but if it’s causing any symptoms or pressure to surrounding structures, it may need to be removed.
Rhinophyma surgery is a procedure that aims to reduce the size and improve the shape of the nose in people with rhinophyma, a condition that causes the nose to become enlarged and deformed. The surgery can be performed using different techniques such as excision, dermaplaning, CO2 laser resurfacing, cryosurgery or subcision. The goal of the surgery is to improve the patient’s appearance and self-esteem and also to improve breathing by opening the nasal airway.
Surgical Tattoo Removal
Surgical tattoo removal also known as tattoo excision is a effective and permanent surgical treatment for those wishing to remove a tattoo. Many patients may have already tried laser tattoo removal without success. Surgical tattoo removal under local anaesthetic can be performed on both smaller and larger areas either with skin excision alone or combined with skin grafting for larger tattoos.
Scar Revision Surgery
Scar revision surgery is a specialised procedure aimed at improving or reducing the appearance of scars. It allows the scar to blend in more naturally with the surrounding skin tone and texture. Techniques may include excision, laser surgery, or Z-plasty, tailored to the specific type, size, and location of the scar. At Centre for Surgery, experienced plastic surgeons evaluate the scar and choose the most appropriate method for revision. The process can make scars less noticeable and enhance overall cosmetic appearance, helping patients regain confidence in their looks. For complex or prominent scars, scar revision surgery can be a transformative option.
Facial Scar Revision
Facial scar revision is a surgical procedure aiming to improve the appearance of facial scars. The procedure involves removing the existing scar and rebuilding the area to minimise its visibility. The specific technique used will depend on the type and location of the scar, as well as the patient’s individual needs and goals. The procedure may be performed using sutures, skin grafts, or tissue flaps and can often be done under local or twilight anaesthesia.
Acne Scar Removal
Acne scar removal is a signature treatment performed at Centre for Surgery in London. Acne scars are a significant cause of loss of self-confidence and self-esteem. Fortunately, there are a number of effective options available at Centre for Surgery to improve the appearance of acne scars leading to beautifully smooth skin. Our dermatologists are expert in the use of both laser resurfacing and Morpheus8 RF microneedling often in combination with minimally invasive surgical techniques for permanent improvement of what can be a very difficult condition to treat effectively.
Hypertrophic Scar Treatment
Hypertrophic scar treatment is ideal for an abnormal type of scarring characterised by the proliferation of dense scar tissue and often develops following skin trauma or surgery in those with darker skin types. Fortunately there are a number of effective treatment options including laser resurfacing, Morpheus8 RF microneedling and steroid injections. In some cases, surgical scar revision under a local anaesthetic may be warranted.
Keloid Scar Removal
Keloid scar removal involves the use of laser or surgical techniques to treat these difficult types of scar. Keloid Scars are an abnormal type of scarring characterised by the dense proliferation of scar tissue that may develop after even minor injury to the skin. Keloids are not easy to treat and need expert assessment and treatment by our team of dermatologists and plastic surgeons for the best treatment outcomes.
Burn Scars Treatment
Burn scars treatment is an increasingly requested type of scar revision treatment for patients who have sustained burn scars whether minor or major in nature. Burn scars can an important source of functional limitation as well having an unsightly cosmetic appearance. Centre for Surgery have the full range of treatments for burn scars including laser resurfacing, Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling, steroid injections and surgical treatments for improving the appearance of burn scars.
Stretch Mark Removal
Stretch marks also known as striae distensae, are types of scars that form when the skin shrinks or stretches too quickly. The resulting change disrupts the normal production of collagen in the dermal layer of the skin. Stretch marks can form on any area of the body including the breasts, thighs, stomach and arms. Using fractional erbium laser or Morpheus8 RF microneedling, our non-surgical treatments effectively treat stretch marks for optimal cosmesis without the need for surgical removal.