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Skin Surgery Scotland

Benign Skin Lesions

Leading Benign Skin Lesion Removal in Edinburgh with Quaba…

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Moles and cysts may require removal for diagnostic purposes or cosmetic reasons.

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The vast majority of skin lesions can be dealt with under local anaesthetic at a ‘one-stop clinic‘. Examples of skin lesions commonly treated include, moles, cysts, fatty lumps and scars. Treatment can be achieved in many ways, including, surgical excision, curettage/ shaving and laser. Treatment modality depends on the type of lesion, its location and other patient factors. The aim is for a quick recovery and minimal scarring.

Find out more about our Benign Skin Lesion Removal procedures below…

Private mole removal Edinburgh

If you have concerns about a mole (naevus) being cancerous, then you should consult your GP who will be able to refer you urgently to your local NHS dermatology or plastic surgery department. Removal of moles for purely cosmetic reasons is not routinely offered under the NHS.

A plastic surgeon is well trained and able to offer removal of moles in a way that gives you the best cosmetic outcome. Plastic surgeons are usually asked to remove skin lesions that are in cosmetically sensitive areas such as around the eyes, nose, face and lips. Additionally, plastic surgeons are used to dealing with both benign lesions and skin cancers and will usually be able to distinguish between the two on clinical grounds.

Cyst removal

Cysts are common, and removal can be performed under a local anaesthetic. Cysts may become enlarged and infected and require antibiotics or surgical drainage as an emergency. They are best removed while relatively small and when they are not actively infected.

The risks of minor skin surgery include bleeding, infection, delayed wound healing, permanent scarring (of variable quality) and the risk of recurrence of the lesion.

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You will be given instructions on how to look after your wounds. You may be given an antibiotic ointment to apply to the wounds.

Before you leave, a follow-up appointment will be made for you to return in 5-10 days to have your wound checked and for any stitches to be removed.

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If you have dressings over your wounds then you will be told if they are shower proof or not.

Your wound may be left open (without a dressing) and you may be given an antibiotic ointment to apply 2-3 a day. If this is the case you can shower and bath to keep your wounds clean.

Skin lesion removal £715 – £1325


Benign Skin Lesion Removal

Type of Anaesthetic


Length of Surgery

30-45 minutes

Nights in Hospital

Out patient


No time needed off work

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Integrity and attention to detail are our key elements for the provision of successful cosmetic surgery

Your care is led by Consultant Plastic Surgeons and is Hospital-Based.

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