Background

Skin Lumps and Bumps

The good news is that most skin lumps and bumps are no cause for concern and can be safely removed. Once the lump/bump has been fully assessed it can be removed under local anesthetic by Mr Sahrif Al-ghazal, consultant plastic surgeon.

Types of lumps and bumps

Moles – brown, black or pink flat lesions in the skin. Most are innocent but any mole that is changing or causing symptoms needs checking by a doctor.

Milia – multiple white bumps appearing under the skin, usually around the eye or nose.

Lipoma – collection of fat cells that can be felt under the skin. These are usually not painful but can grow slowly to be large in size.

Cysts – these can form when a hair follicle or gland gets blocked. They can be felt in the skin as small swellings. Occasionally they can get infected

Skin tags -benign,skin coloured growths on the skin, that are often connected by a thin stalk.

 

You should choose to have these removed by an experienced plastic surgeon, such as Mr Al-ghazal, in order to get the best cosmetic result possible. Most specimens removed are sent for histological examination to confirm the diagnosis. There is an additional charge for this.

Care Quality Commission
General Medical Council
Ace Group
Cosmetic Redress Scheme
Royal College of Surgeons
General Pharmaceutical Council