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. Some specimens need to be sent for histological testing in the lab. Your surgeon will advise you if this is necessary at the consultation. There will be an additional cost for this.