Are cysts and lipomas causing you discomfort and affecting your quality of life?
If your answer is yes, the good news is you don’t have to live with it…
Because right here at Canova Medical in Wilmslow, Cheshire, we offer cyst and lipoma removal — a simple, straightforward surgical procedure that effectively helps eliminate cysts and lipomas regardless of their location on the body, whether it be the face, neck, or even on the scalp. Our medical experts would be more than happy to talk to you in detail about this treatment during a one-on-one consultation as well as recommend viable alternatives based on your specific cosmetic concerns.
Why choose Canova Medical as your clinic for your surgery?
- Enjoy VIP discretion: You’ll never see another patient at Canova Medical, so your procedure will be performed in utter confidence.
- Highly experienced team: Not only is the quality of the products important but so is the experience of the Surgeon who will be performing your procedure. The Canova Medical team is skilled, qualified, and experienced – you can meet the team here.
- Results that you’ll love: Whether you want dramatic results or subtle results… the choice is yours. You can see what our patients say about us here.
- Pre-treatment Consultation: In order for our Surgeon to give you the results you need, he will take the time to know you and your preferences. This takes place at a one-hour treatment consultation; the entire appointment will be with the Surgeon who will be performing your surgery.
Your cyst and lipoma removal questions answered…
Here’s some information to help you decide if cyst and lipoma removal is right for you, though this will be covered in far more detail at your Consultation.
If you have any other questions, please do contact us. Our friendly team is here to help guide you!
What are cysts and lipomas?
Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can occur anywhere on the body and can range in size from small, pea-sized cysts to larger cysts that may measure several inches in diameter. They can develop due to a number of factors, including genetics, hormonal changes, and skin damage. Lipomas, on the other hand, are tumours made up of fat cells that develop just beneath the skin. They are soft, round or oval, and usually, move around easily when pressure is applied. Lipomas are often small, but they can grow to be several inches in diameter. Like cysts, they can also occur anywhere on the body.
While cysts and lipomas are typically harmless and do not pose a threat to health, they can become unsightly, interfere with movement, or cause pain, making removal a consideration.
What is cyst and lipoma removal?
Cyst and lipoma removal is a straightforward procedure that typically involves placing the patient under local or general anaesthesia after which careful incisions are made to aid in the removal of the lumps before finally closing up the surgical site with sutures or skin staples. The procedure usually takes between 30 minutes to an hour to complete, depending on the size and location of the lumps. If the cysts or lipomas are particularly large or questionable in appearance, your Surgeon may advise you to see a dermatologist for further evaluation.
Who is a good candidate for the surgery?
While cyst and lipoma removal is typically considered an effective procedure for nearly everyone, a good candidate would be someone who has a cyst or lipoma that is causing discomfort or significantly affecting their quality of life. For example, if a cyst or lipoma is located in a place that rubs against clothing, or if it is causing pain, removal should be considered. Additionally, if the lumps are growing quickly or are cosmetically bothersome, this may be reason enough to consider removal. Your candidacy will be determined at your consultation however, suspicious-looking lumps and bumps will need to be assessed by a dermatologist prior to carrying out any form of cosmetic treatment.
What else can I expect at the Consultation?
As well as understanding the extent of your cosmetic concerns, your Surgeon will assess your overall physical health. Any medical conditions will be discussed and evaluated, to ensure that you are a good candidate for cyst and lipoma removal. The Surgeon will also pay particular attention to any skin conditions you may have. Depending on your medical history, your Surgeon may suggest other alternatives for treatment.
Are the results permanent?
The results of the procedure are typically permanent so long as the cyst or lipoma is fully removed. While there is a risk of recurrence, this is very unlikely to happen with surgical intervention.
Who performs the surgery?
Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, Dr Apostolos Vlachogiorgos MD MSc, will perform your cyst and lipoma removal in our clinic.
He has a special interest in Aesthetic Surgery and has worked for many years at the Christie Hospital in Manchester, where he has gained massive experience in Complex Skin Cancer Surgery. Over the last few years, he has also performed a great number of minor cosmetic surgeries, including mole removal, cysts, lipomas and keloids.
Dr Vlachogiorgos has a rich academic background, with a series of publications and active participation in International Plastic Surgery conferences, while he remains a Lecturer at the Queen Mary University of London. He is known amongst his patients for his holistic and detailed consultations, his perfectionism, and his precision.
Is there anything I need to do before the surgery?
You will be fully informed about what you need to do before the surgery; however, minimal preparation is usually needed prior to cyst and lipoma removal. In general, you may be asked to use antibacterial soap to thoroughly clean the treatment area(s), avoid shaving within the region, temporarily stop taking certain medications, and avoid consuming food or drinks for a couple of hours before your treatment session.
How much does cyst and lipoma removal cost?
The prices start from:
£975 for the removal of cyst and lipoma
The consultation costs only £90 and lasts 30 minutes.
During your initial assessment we will discuss your options and provide an exact cost for your procedure. And if you are interested in spreading the cost monthly, we can help you with that too. Our GoCardless options are perfect: no interests, no hidden costs. Simple!
What happens during the surgery?
Cyst removal is a simple, straightforward procedure that is typically performed under local anaesthesia. During the procedure, the cyst is carefully drained of fluid and the sac is removed either through a small incision or with a needle. The incision is then closed with sutures or skin staples. Recovery from cyst removal is generally quick and uncomplicated, and patients can typically return to their normal activities within a few days.
Lipoma removal is a similar procedure, but it is typically performed under general anaesthesia and may take longer, depending on the size and location of the lipoma. During the procedure, the lipoma is carefully removed, taking care to preserve the surrounding tissue. The incision is then closed with sutures or skin staples, and compression garments are often used to help reduce swelling and support the healing process.
What happens after the surgery?
Some discomfort is typically expected after surgery but this will gradually subside after a few days. You may also experience tension headaches if the cyst or lipoma that was removed was located on your scalp. However, over-the-counter medications can be taken to aid in pain relief. If the discomfort seems to last for longer than expected, please do not hesitate to contact us to get it addressed as soon as possible.
What does the aftercare look like?
While you will be given all the aftercare instructions you need after the surgery, you will typically be advised to:
- Apply ice or cold compresses to the surgical site as per your Surgeon’s instructions
- Relieve discomfort by taking pain-relieving medications, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, as prescribed
- Avoid engaging in high-intensity physical activity for at least a week post-surgery
- Massage and apply moisturiser to the treatment site regularly for about one month
- Wear sunscreen for the next 24 months to protect the area from sunburn
- Ensure the dressings are kept on at all times unless otherwise instructed and keep them clean and away from water as much as possible
- Consult your Surgeon should any pain or discomfort persist for longer than expected
Can cysts and lipomas go away on their own without surgery?
Cysts can in fact go away on their own without any surgical intervention; however, you may end up living with them permanently if you choose not to undergo treatment. Lipomas, on the other hand, will not go away on their own and surgery is necessary to have them removed.
What if I have any other questions?
Please contact the friendly team at Canova Medical – we’d be delighted to help you and answer any questions you may have.
What’s the next step?
The next step is to arrange a Consultation. This will be with the Surgeon who’ll be performing your surgery. He will take the time to get to know you and your desired outcomes; obtain your medical history; and make recommendations based on your specific needs.
Would you like to be another one of our happy customers? Then take the next step and arrange a consultation to see what we can do for you.