Large Skin Tag & Wart Removal
Private GP performed.
Skin Tag Removal in London 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.
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.
This page is for Large skin tag removals with a Shave Excision. If you have small skin tags, these may be removed by Cryotherapy. For this, please see our Wart/ Small Skin Tag Removal section.
A Full consultation with your GP is included in the below price. A £40 deposit is payable on booking to secure your Excision date with your GP.
|NUMBER OF LESIONS||Price|
(for shave excision)
Duration of Appointment
(With GP with aesthetics/ Surgical experience)[NOT Facial/ forehead/ genital/ anal]
See FULHAM Book On-Line section
|Each additional lesion||+ £80 (each)|
+ 15 minutes (each)
|+ Sending specimen off for laboratory histology analysis (highly recommended)||+£90|
|* = £10 Surcharge for Weekend appointment|
|If your GP spends up to 30 minutes with you discussing the procedure and you decide against it, there will be a charge of £55 (£64 on weekend).|
If you would prefer our Plastic Surgeon removing your skin tag (especially if you have a facial or forehead lesion), please visit our Plastic Surgeon Skin Tag Removal Page.
How will my Skin Tag be removed?
Shave excision involves a local anaesthetic being 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.