What is Minor Surgery?
Minor Surgery is an operation on the superficial structures of the body or a manipulative procedure that does not involve a serious risk. The areas we can treat include: skin tags, warts, moles, benign skin naevi, hairy moles, crusting skin lesions, skin blemishes, molluscum warts, lipomas.
How does the treatment feel?
These operations are usually carried out under local anaesthetic injections or sometimes even a numbing cream as appropriate, this means that the affected skin area will be completely numb and you will be fully awake during the procedures.
How is the treatment carried out?
The exact technique employed to remove a lesion would depend upon number of factors and the operating surgeon would plan and execute the task as appropriate. However, most skin lesions are generally removed using a surgical scalpel and the wound is closed using stitches.
Are there any side effects?
Following the operation, one will generally have a visible scar, but over the time these resultant scars will eventually improve. Some scars are bigger than others and this depends upon various factors such as wound infection, skin overlying the joints or mobile area of the body.
Prior to treatment, a consultation is conducted in which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. This is also a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. Before treatment commences you must provide written consent and a small test patch will be carried out.
How long does each treatment take?
Treatments can take as little as 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area.