Plastic Surgeon Lipoma Removal
Lipoma Removal Consultation + Operation = £455.
No Hidden Costs & Same day Operation on the Weekend!
What is a Lipoma?
A lipoma is typically a soft fatty lump that slowly grows underneath the skin. It is a non-cancerous overgrowth of fat cells. They can grow anywhere in your body under the skin, including within or deep to muscles. A common site is under the muscles of the forehead. Because they are slow growing they aren’t usually painful so people often only become aware of them one day in the shower, or in photographs or if someone else points it out to them.
The natural history of most lipomas is to slowly continue to grow. As the fatty lump grows it may cause discomfort from physical pressure on the skin, such as if it were on the back when you lay down. Lipomas are not cancerous, but if your lipoma is greater than 5cm in size, fast growing or displayed any other unusual features when examined, then we may need to obtain a scan, such as an ultrasound, prior to any surgery. The reason for this is that very rarely, fatty lumps like this can actually be cancerous (a sarcoma) and may require further treatment.
Before and After Photo Gallery
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Our aim is to fully remove the lipoma for you. This will require an assessment to determine the full size and depth of the lipoma and treatment options will then be discussed with you. If the lump is felt not to be lipoma or to be deep, then sometimes we may require an ultrasound scan prior to removal.
A surgical excision is performed if a lesion is beneath the surface of your skin. This is an ideal way to remove a Lipoma. A Full consultation with your Plastic Surgeon is included in the below price. A £80 deposit is payable on booking to secure your operation date with Mr Masha Singh.
|NUMBER OF LESIONS||Price|
Duration of Appointment
(includes £80 non-refundable deposit for Plastic Surgeon consultation)
|+ Each Additional lesion||+ £350|
+ 45 minutes
|+ Sending specimen off for laboratory histology analysis (Done routinely for excised samples if your Surgeon is worried that this is not a Lipoma)||+ £80 (per specimen)|
|If Your Plastic Surgeon spends up to 30 minutes with you discussing the procedure and you decide against it, or choose to have it on another date, there will be a charge of £80 for the consultation which is covered by your deposit.|
|PLEASE NOTE –|
Facial/ Forehead lesions will incur an additional £150 Surcharge
(Due to the complexity of surgical technique required)
There are no hidden costs to the above. However, very rarely, an additional charge may apply if your Lipoma is so big that the surgeon needs to spend more than 45 minutes removing it. You will be fully informed of the cost before any Surgery is undertaken.
Who is my Plastic Surgeon?
At The GP Surgery, you will be operated on by Mr Masha Singh, who is a fully qualified London based Plastic Surgeon working in the NHS. Please feel free to see his biography page for further details. As you can see from his google reviews, all his patients have the utmost confidence in his ability.
All patients will have a consultation with Mr Singh prior to any surgery being performed. Every patient is unique with the size of their lipoma, the shape and the location on their body. Mr Singh will spend time assessing your lump to help confirm the diagnosis, if it is felt it may not be a typical lipoma, then we may arrange an ultrasound scan to further assess it, though this is quite rare. He will then spend time explaining the treatment options available and the benefits and risks of each. Should you wish to proceed to surgery, we can normally perform this the same day.
How will my Lipoma be removed?
A local anaesthetic will be injected around the lesion to make removal pain free. You may eat and drink normally for this form of anaesthetic.
The lipoma is usually removed with a small incision over the lump. Sometimes, to help hide scarring, the lipoma may be approached by a scar near to it rather than directly over it. The aim is to remove the lipoma completely, then the wound is stitched to leave a fine line. The stitches may be dissolving underneath the skin or non-dissolving on the skin surface, in which case they will need to be removed following the surgery, either with our nurse or your local NHS GP Practice Nurse.
What is the recovery like?
A light dressing is applied, that usually allows washing over the area, this wound stay in place until your wound check appointment around a week later. If stitches need to be removed, they may be removed 1-2 weeks after the surgery depending on the site.
Your price includes the surgeon using stitches to close your wound. The cost of removing your stitches and reviewing your wound by our nurse 1-2 weeks later is £30, if however, the stitches do not need to be removed, then the nurse-led wound check is complimentary.
We would recommend that you allow your surgeon to send off all excised tissue samples to the lab for analysis. This is because, even though the lesion may look benign (that is, not cancerous), it is very important to check that it definitely is not cancerous. You will have this discussion before the procedure is undertaken.
If you have any questions, then please feel free to get in touch. All of our surgical bookings are made through Renata, who will liaise with you. If you would like to contact her directly, then please use the contact information below.
Want to be seen sooner?
We always aim to see you as soon as we can. However, due to increasing demand, this may not always be possible. For those who would like to be seen sooner, we offer an out-of-hours service. There is a surcharge for this service based on the urgency with which you would like to be seen. Urgent appointments incur a 50% surcharge (£682 [£120 + £562]) and emergency appointments incur a 100% surcharge (£870 [£120 + £750]). Please contact Renata at the above email address for more information.