Large Skin Tag & Wart Removal
Private GP or Plastic Surgeon performed.
Skin Tag Removal by a Shave Excision. Same day operations.
What are Skin Tags?
Skin tags, also called acrochordons, are flesh coloured/ brown overgrowths of your skin that look like warts and are harmless. They are incredibly common and anyone can get skin tags, particularly in areas where your skin rubs against other skin or clothing. They are most common around the neck, armpits, groin and under the breasts. Typically, they don’t cause any symptoms, but can catch on clothing and become painful or bleed.
They can be unsightly and you may want to remove them to reduce the risk of catching them and causing pain or bleeding.
Before and After Photo Gallery
Thank you to our patients for allowing us to show their Skin Tag Removal Photos.
What is a Shave Excision?
A Shave excision is performed with the aim of completely removing the skin tag. This is our recommended method of removal for skin tags.
A Full consultation with your GP or Plastic Surgeon is included in the below price. A £80 deposit is payable on booking to secure your Excision date with your GP or Surgeon.
|NUMBER OF LESIONS||Price|
(for shave excision)
Duration of Appointment
|1 – 2 lesions|
(With GP with aethetics/ Surgical experience)
|1 – 2 lesions|
(With Plastic Surgeon)
[includes facial lesions]
|Each additional lesion||+ £50** (each)|
+ 15 minutes (each)
|+ Sending specimen off for laboratory histology analysis (highly recommended)||+£80|
|* = £10 Surcharge for Weekend appointment|
|** = £5 Surcharge for Weekend appointment|
|If your GP / Plastic Surgeon spends up to 30 minutes with you discussing the procedure and you decide against it, there will be a charge of £80.|
|Any additional stitches needed are included in the above price, but stitch removal with our nurse costs £25.|
Who is my Plastic Surgeon?
You will be operated on by Mr Masha Singh. As you can see from his google reviews, all his patients have the utmost confidence in his ability.
How will my Skin Tag be removed?
There are many different methods of skin tag removal available, such as cryotherapy (freezing off), tying off and surgical excision. Our Plastic Surgeon Mr Masha Singh strongly believes the best results come from a shave excision. This is because skin tags are pedunculated lesions, meaning that their base (closest to the skin) is narrower than their tip. As such, you can often shave these off with smaller resulting scars than the size of the skin tag to begin with. He also feels this is more accurate than cryotherapy with no damage to surrounding skin and less scarring than a full surgical excision.
Shave excision involves a local anaesthetic which will be injected around the lesion to make removal pain free. You may eat and drink normally for this form of anaesthetic. The skin tag itself is then carefully shaved off the underlying normal skin. This will leave a wound, similar to a graze, that will continue to heal with dressings alone and no stitches will be needed.
What is the recovery like?
A light dressing is applied, that will either fall off naturally during the first week or be removed at the wound check appointment around a week later. At that point, the wound will have the appearance of a healing graze and may have a scab present. It will continue to heal underneath and the scab will come off in time. You can usually shower as usual after the surgery. The scar after surgery is usually a subtle light discolouration with a, hopefully, flat appearance.
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 (£375) and emergency appointments incur a 100% surcharge (£500). Please contact us for more information.