Lump and Bump Removal

Skin lesions, skin tags, cysts and moles may cause concern and affect confidence if considered unsightly. Unfortunately, these are no longer funded for removal on the NHS as they fall under ‘cosmetic’ classification. If you are concerned by lumps and bumps, you may consider treatment at a private clinic such as Coppergate Clinic.

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  • What is lump and bump removal?

    Patients concerned by unsightly lumps and bumps  may wish to consider undergoing a procedure to have these removed   Our team of Consultant Plastic Surgeons are pleased to offer a range of surgical procedures for the removal of skin bumps including skin lesions, skin tags, cysts, and moles.

    Whilst they can cause concern and have a detrimental effect on a patient’s confidence, skin lump and bump removal procedures are no longer funded on the NHS, they fall under a ‘cosmetic’ classification. This is where our moles, lumps, and bumps removal procedure can help.

  • How is the procedure carried out?

    A thorough and detailed consultation with a consultant plastic surgeon is essential prior to undergoing any procedure of this nature, particularly when it comes to the removal of moles, lumps, and bumps. During the consultation, your surgeon will discuss any problem areas, desired improvements, options available (including no treatment at all) and expected outcomes.

    Should removal of the skin lesion be agreed upon as the most suitable treatment, the procedure will be carried out by your surgeon in our newly refurbished operating theatre.

    Most small skin lesions may be easily removed under a local anaesthetic as a simple, quick and relatively painless surgical procedure. Treatments offered would include shave excision, formal surgical excision, laser removal and curettage with cautery. During the 30 minute procedure, you will be looked after by our experienced and caring medical team.

    Following surgery, you will be able to return home that day.

  • Will my skin lesion need to be sent away for tests prior to removal?

    If we need confirmation of the diagnosis, we will recommend that the lump be sent to our laboratory for examination under a microscope.

  • How does the procedure feel?

    Our mole, lump, and bump removal surgery is performed under local anaesthetic to ensure your total comfort for the duration of the procedure.

  • Is there any downtime with a skin bump removal?

    The surgery is performed as a day case with no need for overnight stay.

    Our medical team is available around the clock to offer advice and address any concerns.



Anaesthetic Type

Application of local anaesthetic at the treatment site ensures total comfort for the duration of the procedure

Procedure Time

15 - 30 minutes


Following administration of the anaesthetic, a small incision is made and the lesion is carefully removed, before the skin is gently approximated


Skin at the treatment site will be free of lumps and bumps with scarring as discreet as possible


Following surgery, patients are able to return home that day


Treated skin lesions are permanently removed



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