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Mole And Skin Lesion Removal

Removal of lumps and bumps

Plastic Surgeon

Mole removal with no lab testing £450, lab fees from £150 per lesion


Removal of a mole or other skin lesion ("lump or bump" or birthmark) is usually performed under local anaesthetic. The mole is carefully removed by one of Consultant Plastic Surgeons and then carefully stitched.

Who carries out this treatment?

Marc Pacifico
Marc Pacifico
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Mr Marc Pacifico MD FRCS(Plast) has been described as one of his generation’s rising stars in plastic surgery. His academic, surgical and practice achievements include, amongst others, coming top in the UK’s consultant level plastic surgery examinations (being awarded the Gold Medal), the publication of over 50 international peer-reviewed papers, being a regular invited speaker at conferences and the opening of his own private clinic, Purity Bridge, alongside his busy NHS and private surgical practices
Nora Nugent
Nora Nugent
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Ms Nora Nugent FRCS(Plast) has joined Purity Bridge where she offers an individually tailored modern plastic surgery practice. The cornerstones of her practice are good communication with you and meticulous attention to detail as she feels this is vital to your decision to undergo any treatment under her care. This ethos is continued from your first consultation through to the end of your treatment to ensure that you get the highest possible care and are fully supported during this time.
Chris Macdonald
Chris Macdonald
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Mr Chris Macdonald FRCS(Plast) is a consultant Plastic Surgeon who takes pride in always offering his patients the best possible care and providing results tailored to each individual. Chris went to medical school in London and underwent Plastic Surgery training across the country including London, the South East and the Midlands.


The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic (with you awake and the skin numbed by giving an injection). The area is cleaned and covered in sterile drapes for the procedure to begin. Once the skin lesion is removed, any bleeding is stopped as necessary, and the wound is carefully stitched. Occasionally it is possible to use a dressing alone, instead of stitches, and that would be determined by your surgeon at the time. A dressing is then applied to the wound.


This is a quick and simple procedure with a quick recovery. The resultant scar will gradually fade over time, helped by scar massage, and silicone-based scar cream.

Before and After

Mole and Skin Lesion removal Prices

Mole removal with no lab testing £450
Lab fees per lesion From £150


The operation itself may take between 10-minutes and 45-minutes, depending upon what is being removed. You will be in the treatment room for slightly longer than this for the preparation of the surgery and the injection of the local anaesthetic.

After the surgery the wound will usually be dressed with medical tape. This is splash-proof and shower-proof (but not bath-proof!). You will be able to shower from the day after surgery, and dab the tape dry with a clean towel, kitchen towel (or even use a hair-dryer on a cold setting). You will be able to return to sedentary activity (i.e. an office job or light duties) the following day, but should avoid strenuous physical activity for a minimum of 2-weeks. Stitches are removed between 1-and 2weeks after the surgery.

We usually advise that strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 2-weeks. You will be able to drive the following day if the operation was on your face, head or neck. If the operation was elsewhere, it can be advisable to avoid driving for a week. This is because if you had to perform an emergency stop or similar manoeuvre the wound may come apart (from seatbelt pressure or from a sudden movement of your arm or leg). Finally, if the operation was on your face or head, it is advisable not to bend down for 48-hours after the operation, to minimise the risk of bleeding (for example, when doing up shoe laces, bring your foot up whilst sitting down, rather than bending down).

This is a routine safe, reliable and simple procedure with a low complication rate. Occasionally some skin lesions come back in the future, and if so, repeat surgery is usually possible.

Complication rates for removal of skin lesions are low. However, sometimes complications can occur, such as:

  • Wound infection
  • Bleeding (normally “nuisance” bleeding through the dressing)
  • Delayed wound healing resulting in opening of the wound (which may result in either the stitches being left in longer than originally planned, or the need for further dressings on the wound)
  • The formation of a lumpy scar (known as a hypertrophic or keloid scar).

A further problem occasionally encountered is “suture spitting” -this refers to the deeper dissolvable stitches poking out of the wound at some time, often several weeks after the surgery. This happens because sometimes these stitches do not dissolve as quickly as intended, and they then try to work their way out of the wound in much the same way as a splinter would. These stitches can either be removed at one of your check-up visits or they may work their way out on their own.

Prices starts from £425

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