• Overview

Or call us on

0141 334 9441
Guide price £1,120

Skin lesions are found on or just below the skin. Examples of skin lesions are epidermoid cysts, lipomata (benign tumour of fatty tissue), skin tags and moles.

Benign (non cancerous) lesions can simply be left alone. However if your skin lesion bothers you in any way your consultant may recommend removal.


What happens during excision of skin lesions?

Skin lesions are usually removed under local anaesthetic. After careful examination the area around the lesion will be cleaned with anti-bacterial solution to limit infection. There may be a surgical drape placed around the area to ensure a sterile working area.

When removing an epidermoid cyst, your surgeon will make an oval cut over the cyst and will then cut it out. This shape allows for better stitching and healing.

To remove a lipoma, your surgeon will make a straight cut in the skin directly over it. The lipoma is freed up from the tissues and removed.

A skin tag can simply be numbed with local anaesthetic and then removed using either a blade and diathermy (needle for sealing blood vessels) or a freezing agent.

When removing a mole, your surgeon will cut all the way around it using an oval cut.

The lesion(s) will be placed in specimen jar(s) and sent to a lab for analysis. Your surgeon will close the wound with stitches and cover it with a dressing.

After removal of skin lesions

You should be able to go home very soon after your procedure. If you experience any pain following your lesion removal, over the counter pain relief such as Paracetamol can be used.

Results of the analysis will be given to you by your consultant or GP.

Sometimes your surgeon will ask you to return a few days following your lesion removal to inspect the wound and change the dressing. If the wound area becomes red, swollen or bleeds be sure and contact your surgeon or Outpatient Department for advice.

You should be able to return to work the day following your procedure unless your work puts a strain on the area stitched. Be sure and discuss your return to work with your surgeon.

Depending on what area is stitched you will need to visit the Outpatient Department or practice nurse to have your stitches removed. 
It is unusual for this procedure to restrict any daily activities however any surgical procedure can result in complications:

  • Pain
  • Bleeding 
  • Infection of the surgical site (wound)
  • Scarring
  • Wound breakdown (skin fails to heal)

Specific complications in skin lesions removal

  • A lipoma or an epidermoid cyst can come back
  • A larger operation may be needed

Why not print this treatment page so you can discuss any concerns you have with your surgeon?

Glasgow Hospital

25 Beaconsfield Road, Glasgow, G12 0PJ

0141 334 9441
Switchboard 01413349441
New Treatment Enquiries 0141 334 9441
Radiology 01415 762 768
Appointments 0800 61 62 67
Nurses’ station (in-patients only) 0141 530 9231
Accounts & insurers 0141 530 1240
Pathology 0141 576 2762

Guide price

Skin Excision of Malignant Lesion - Head and Neck Fees
Initial consultation from £195
Diagnostics If needed to determine treatment plan
Treatment £1,225
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £1,225
Guide price £1,420
 What does guide price mean?

The guide price stated above is an approximation of the cost of treatment only. The final price may vary according to Consultant fees, prosthesis or drugs used and any pre-existing medical conditions which may alter your care pathway.  You will be given a fixed all-inclusive price for treatment following your initial consultation with a Consultant.

Guide price

Skin Excision of Malignant Lesion - Trunk and Limbs Fees
Initial consultation from £195
Diagnostics If needed to determine treatment plan
Treatment £1,160
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £1,160
Guide price £1,355
 What does guide price mean?

The guide price stated above is an approximation of the cost of treatment only. The final price may vary according to Consultant fees, prosthesis or drugs used and any pre-existing medical conditions which may alter your care pathway.  You will be given a fixed all-inclusive price for treatment following your initial consultation with a Consultant.

Guide price

Skin Excision of Lesion - up to 3, Head and Neck Fees
Initial consultation from £195
Diagnostics If needed to determine treatment plan
Treatment £925
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £925
Guide price £1,120
 What does guide price mean?

The guide price stated above is an approximation of the cost of treatment only. The final price may vary according to Consultant fees, prosthesis or drugs used and any pre-existing medical conditions which may alter your care pathway.  You will be given a fixed all-inclusive price for treatment following your initial consultation with a Consultant.

Guide price

Skin Excision of Lesion - up to 3, Trunk & Limbs Fees
Initial consultation from £195
Diagnostics If needed to determine treatment plan
Treatment £925
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £925
Guide price £1,120
 What does guide price mean?

The guide price stated above is an approximation of the cost of treatment only. The final price may vary according to Consultant fees, prosthesis or drugs used and any pre-existing medical conditions which may alter your care pathway.  You will be given a fixed all-inclusive price for treatment following your initial consultation with a Consultant.

Ways to pay

Nuffield Health promise

Our prices are all-inclusive. We will equal any comparable price. There are no time limits on your aftercare.

Paying for yourself

There are no hidden costs in our treatment prices. The price you see is the price you pay.

Find out more

Personal medical loan

Spread the cost of treatment with a 10 month interest free personal medical loan.

Find out more

Medical insurance

We work with you and your insurance provider to get you the treatment you need quickly

Find out more