Skin surgery is suitable for both adults or children who are worried or dislike the appearance of:
An existing skin lesion/mole
A new skin lesion/mole
Fast majority of skin lesions can be diagnosed and if required treated surgically.
The majority of skin lesions can be removed in 10-20 minutes under local anaesthesia as outpatient procedures.
You will be able to go home on the same day. Most cases you will be able to return to work 1-2 days after surgery and resume light exercise 2 weeks after surgery.
You will be followed up 1-2 weeks after surgery in order to be given the diagnosis (from analysis of the specimen in the laboratory), check the wounds and remove any stitches.
If face-to-face follow-up is not required then may arrange for either a telephone call or video consultation. Patients who have a benign skin lesions excised are discharged.
However, if you are diagnosed with skin cancer you may need to be kept under surveillance for monitoring depending on the type of the skin cancer.
Removal of skin lesions are low risk procedures with very few serious complications. However, occasionally patients may experience minor skin infection, delayed healing of wounds and lumpy or sensitive scars. A minority of patients require further treatment such as further surgery or medicinal creams
My procedure was much more simple than most, but the service was extremely professional all the way through. The procedure was explained extremely well, Mr Sawyer made me feel extremely comfortable and it all went very smoothly. The administrative support from Claire was also efficient and friendly. All in all, for something one wouldn't want to have to do, it was a fairly pleasurable experience