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Skin Excision for Cyst / Wart / Skin Tag

When a cyst, wart or skin tags develop on the skin, it can cause an uneven surface and an aesthetic concern. To remove one of these skin irregularities usually requires an excision procedure, depending on the specific type of lesion.

A consultation at Chester Cosmetic surgery will outline the most suitable approach for you, which can be treated as a day case.

The types of excision surgery we perform are as follows:

Surgical excision – when the lesion is cut away, along with the surrounding skin and tissues. Internal and external stitches may be used to repair the wound, and the lesion is sent away for histopathological testing. This approach is usually taken with irregular moles.

Shave excision – this technique involves removing the lesion from the surface with a blade. It is used when the growth is found to only affect the superficial layer of the skin (the top layer), such as with skin tags.

Cautery – an implement such as a hot iron acts to cauterise the lesion, destroying the tissues with extreme heat as well as sealing the wound. This technique can be used on warts, skin tags and tumours.

Cryotherapy – this is the opposite of cautery when extreme cold is used to freeze tissues. This can be used on warts and skin cancer, and causes the lesion to fall off the skin. When used for cancer, a spray or swab of liquid nitrogen may also be applied to the lesion.

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Skin Excision for Cyst / Wart / Skin Tag

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Frequently asked questions

Your concerning lesion will be discussed at a comprehensive consultation.

Miss Breahna will recommend the most suitable excision procedure for you, explaining the details of the surgery and any associated risks.

Any one of the techniques mentioned in this treatment page are likely to cause the patient some pain or discomfort. Chester Cosmetic Surgery finds that a local anaesthetic is suitable for numbing the area before it is treated.

Post surgical sensitivity is very common when an excision procedure is performed, which can be managed with oral pain relief.

Results are very quick with an excision procedure. Once the wound has healed, within 1-2 weeks, you will be able to see a smoother surface of the skin. Any scarring will fade in tone and may be less noticeable in time.


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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery

Ms Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

Anca performs a wide range of Hand Surgery & Skin Surgery and Aesthetic Breast, Body and Face Surgery,

Anca Breahna - Female Plastic Surgeon in Chester UK

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in the region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care. It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has mainly been undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK and has worked Internationally to further extend her qualifications and training.

The team at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery looks forward to meeting you and will treat you with respect, consideration, and empathy.

Your Next Steps

Do your Research

  • Please read our website pages and blogs to learn more about your intended procedure.
  • All Surgery has risks and potential complications. Please read more about the risks of your surgery.

Get a Medical Referral before your consultation at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery

  • A Referral from your Doctor is not essential, however it is recommended to have one

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is usually available on-site
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

  • Please call to find out more about availability, pricing and medical payment plans
  • Request more information about the procedure – call us or email us

How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

  • You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £150 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

Contact Anca’s Team

Call Claire or Joedy on 03332 244111 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information.

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