Minor Surgery

(Sebaceous Cyst, Lipoma, Warts, Skin Tags, Moles)From £95

Minor Surgery(Lumps & Bumps)

Minor Surgery(Lumps & Bumps)

In our minor operation treatment room, we are able to remove benign lesions such as skin tags, moles, sebaceous cysts, warts, lipomas (fatty lumps).

Sebaceous Cyst Consultation: £80
Sebaceous Cyst Excision and suturing: £525

Sebaceous Cyst: Sebaceous cysts are a typically benign fluid filled bumps which lie under the skin. Most sebaceous cysts are located on the torso, neck, or face. They don’t pose a threat to life and develop slowly, but if left unchecked, they could become uncomfortable or unsightly.

Your sebaceous gland, which secretes sebum, the oil that covers your skin and hair, is the cause of sebaceous cysts. It looks like a lump with a dome form or a spherical bump. A cyst may form if the gland is injured or if its duct becomes clogged. In the centre of the cyst, a black dot known as a punctum emerges. The size ranges from 0.25 inches to more than 2 inches.

The trauma may be a scratch, a surgical wound or a skin condition such as acne. Sebaceous cysts grow slowly, so the trauma may have occurred weeks or months before you notice the cyst.

Cysts can be firm but are often soft and fluctuant. As well as having sebum they have white flakes of keratin which is the key element that makes up your skin and nails. The most common areas for sebaceous cysts are scalp, face, neck, chest and back.

There are various types of cysts typically found on specific areas of the body particularly if you have a cyst on the forehead that may be an epidermoid cyst, an acne cyst or a pilar cyst.

Lipoma Consultation: £80
Lipoma Excision and suturing: £575

Lipoma: A lipoma is a fat tumour that is benign and lies just beneath the skin and usually forms a dome shape. When you press on the lesion it feels rubbery and soft and moves slightly.

Most of the time, lipomas are painless and do not grow more than three centimetres.

Cysts have a more defined shape, can be firmer and can grow larger than 3 centimetres. They can cause more discomfort, irritation and inflammation compared to lipomas.

Plasma technology: £95 1st wart
Additional warts: £85

Warts: Warts are benign skin growths caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are several types of warts, including common warts, which often appear on fingers and hands. Warts are typically rough, raised, and may have a cauliflower-like appearance. Though they are generally harmless, they can be bothersome or embarrassing. Some warts may disappear on their own, but various treatments, such as excision, cryotherapy, or plasma technology, can be applied for removal.

Skin Tags: Skin tags, scientifically known as acrochordons, are small, soft, and often brown skin-coloured growths that appear on the skin. They typically hang off the skin by a thin stalk, giving them their distinctive appearance. Skin tags are benign and are more prevalent in areas where the skin rubs against skin, such as the neck, armpits, and groin. They range from a few millimetres to a few centimetres in size.

Mole: Moles are typically benign skin growths that develops when pigment-production cell (melanocyst) cluster together. They often appear as small dark spots on the skin and can vary in size and color. While most moles are harmless, some may undergo changes over time. There are different types of moles including common moles, congenital nevi (present at birth) and atypical moles. At Doc Plus we only remove benign lesions.

Cyst removal process

DocPlus provides a thorough mole and skin lesion removal service, emphasising both diagnostic accuracy and cosmetic outcomes. Every removed mole/sebaceous cyst/lipoma are sent to our pathology lab partner for analysis and reporting, ensuring the completeness and safety of the treatment. The process, conducted under local anaesthesia, typically takes about an hour.

Prior to removal, DocPlus offers a comprehensive check service with Dr. Bhopal. This includes a detailed consultation addressing any concerns about moles or lesions. Dr. Bhopal considers factors like medical history, family history, medications, sun exposure, and lifestyle habits during the consultation.

You will require to meet with our practitioner to assess the location, size, and the number of lesions to be removed. The procedure will be carried out in our Minor operation Treatment Room which is fully fitted out for this type of minor surgery. If there are numerous lumps to be removed, we may require you to have several treatments, and this will be explained to you by your practitioner. Minor surgery is carried out using local anaesthetic injected around the area where the lesions are being removed and you will not feel anything during surgery.

We are committed to exceptional patient centred care at a time that suits you. We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments for your convenience.

Before & After
Patient results after minor surgery treatment. Patient had minor surgery for a sebaceous cyst on her scalp. These are the before and after pictures. The post operative photo was taken 3 months after the procedure. From the images you can see that the cyst was completely removed, and the wound edges are well opposed to allow for wound healing.

Before

After

Before & After
Patient results after wart treatment with our GP at Doc Plus. Patient had one treatment session and this is the outcome on her 6 week follow up review appointment.

Before

After (6 weeks)

Cyst removal process

The procedures typically take between 30 – 60 minutes, and where the lesions have been removed the wounds will be closed with sutures.

If you have any lumps, bumps or lesions that are causing you concern please contact our clinic and speak to one of our staff members.

Some lesions on the skin can cause symptoms like itching or bleeding. They may catch on clothes or prevent hair brushing if located on the scalp. They may also be a cause of embarrassment resulting to low esteem, if they are in a prominent visible area on the body or face.

If any lump or lesion (mole, wart, skin tag) is changing in colour, size or shape, or if there is some concern over the exact diagnosis, your doctor may recommend removing the lesion to confirm the diagnosis by sending it to a pathology lab for further investigation. This can be done by removing the entire lesion of conducting an excision biopsy and you can discuss this further at your consultation.

The main benefit of having this done is that a diagnosis can be confirmed and that your symptoms are treated. There may also be a benefit in reducing the likelihood of future complications. For example, epidermal (sebaceous) cysts can become infected from time to time.

There are several non-surgical methods that can be offered for certain types of lesions, the main ones are as follows:

Shave Biopsy – Used for skin tags and seborrhoeic keratoses, partial removal is a technique to ‘shave off’ lesions that stick out from your skin.

Your practitioner cuts across the base of the lesion, so it’s level with your surrounding skin. You may also need “cautery”, where heat is applied local to seal your skin and stop it from bleeding.

Electrocautery – Your practitioner will use a device with a heated tip heated which is applied to the base of the lesion to remove it. Electrocautery is particularly effective in  removing skin tags.

Creams and Gels – Your practitioner may prescribe a skin lesion removal cream or gel containing medicines such as imiquimod, salicylic acid, 5-fluorouracil or diclofenac to get rid of a wart or actinic keratosis. You usually need to apply the cream or gel daily for several weeks.

Cryotherapy – This involves freezing off lesions with liquid nitrogen (-195.8°C), which can be used for actinic and seborrhoeic keratoses, warts and skin tags. Your practitioner applies liquid nitrogen to the area for around 10 seconds, normally with a cotton wool, A blister forms after the treatment, which dries up to form a scab, which falls off one to two weeks later (sometimes longer).

Curettage – This method can be used for warts, pyogenic granuloma, actinic keratoses and seborrhoeic keratoses. Your practitioner uses a surgical instrument called a “curette” which is a small spoon with sharpened edges, to gently scoop away the lesion. This may be combined with electrocautery (heat treatment).

All surgical skin lesion removal procedures, including biopsy and curettage, leave you with a scar. How big and how noticeable this is depends on the type of procedure you’ve had and how much skin is removed. Ask your doctor what scarring to expect after your treatment. Your scar is likely to be red and raised at first, but most get smaller and fade significantly over several months. is always an incisional scar after any surgery. This should fade with time but consideration should be made depending on the location of lesion/scar.

There is a small risk of infection, where the wound may become red and painful, and you may have a temperature. If this happens you should contact us either at the surgery or on the card you have been provided with as you may require antibiotics. If you smoke, have diabetes or you are obese there is an increased risk of infection.

Yes, skin tags, including those near your eyes, can be removed. Skin tags are small, flesh-coloured bumps on your skin. They often form in places where your skin creases or gets rubbed. For example, skin tags may form around your neck, armpits, groin and eyelids.

Skin tags don’t usually cause problems but may be particularly noticeable on your eyelids or around your eyes. If you want skin tags removed because you’re unhappy with how they look, this can be done quickly and easily, with surgical scissors use local anaesthetic cream.

Larger skin tags may need local anaesthetic and cautery (heat) to stop any bleeding.

Your doctor will be able to explain your options and help you to decide which method is best for you.

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Our focus is on patient care and safety which is paramount. We have invested in a brand-new facility, state of the art equipment and in recruiting qualified and highly trained specialist staff.

We have extended consultation times which allows us to listen to our patients so we can understand what their concerns and circumstances are and offer the most effective and comprehensive treatment plan.

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We recognise that the delivery of health services needs to adapt to the ever-changing lifestyles and pressure we all face. In order to allow our patients to optimise their time we offer multiple access methods, be that the traditional face to face consultation, telemedicine, video consultations or home visits.

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Like most other things in life, costs for healthcare seem to be continually increasing. In a time where accessing GP services is becoming ever more difficult many people are looking for cost effective private healthcare.

Our consultations start from £95 which we believe is both affordable and competitive.

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