Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Phillip Lim can treat a number of different lumps and bumps on the body. These include:
- Cherry Angioma
Lipomas are small fatty lumps that grow under the skin. They are non-cancerous (benign) and are caused by an overgrowth of fat cells. Lipomas can grow anywhere in the body, but they are usually found on the:
Shoulders, neck, chest, arms, back buttock and thigh.
To the touch they feel soft and doughy and can range in size from a pea to a few centimetres in diameter.
A cyst is a sac like pocket under the skin that contains fluid that can look like a lipoma.
Cysts are closer to the surface than lipomas. Cysts are firm to the touch whereas lipomas are soft and dough like. Certain cysts may be red and inflamed. Cysts can grow anywhere on the body and are mostly non-cancerous (benign) There are various different types of cysts.
Local anaesthetic is applied at the treatment site. A small incision is made, and the lesion is carefully removed.
Moles are a common type of skin growth. They appear as small deep brown spots and are caused by clusters of pigment (melanocytes). Most moles are harmless and rarely become cancerous however being aware of your moles and being able to detect any changes is important to detect skin cancer.
Moles are surgically removed by scalpel. Local anaesthetic is applied to reduce discomfort. The procedure can leave a small scar which will soften over time. Procedures on the face are only conducted by consultant plastic surgeons. The surgical excision is used for moles requiring histology
Cherry Angiomas or Campbell de Morgan spots are a type of skin lesion. They are a collection of small blood vessels, and they get their name by their distinctive red colour. They are caused by broken or damaged blood vessels within them. They are either flat or raised in shape and size and usually found on the torso, arms, and shoulders. This is a benign skin lesion but if scratched, rubbed, or knocked they can bleed.
For more information and to book a consultation with Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Philip Lim call the clinic on 01904 848312
- Lipoma Removal: From £395
- Cyst Removal: From £390 additional cyst removal from £250
- Mole Removal From £350. Additional Mole from £200
- Cherry Angioma From £100-£240