Do you have a wart that you’ve been wanting to get rid of?
Wart removal surgery is a procedure that eliminates warts, common skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Unlike over-the-counter treatments, surgery provides a quick and effective removal method.
At Canova Medical, our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Apostolos Vlachogiorgos, utilizes advanced surgical techniques ensuring minimal scarring and optimal results for patients in the North-West and Manchester area.
Why choose Canova Medical for your wart removal surgery?
At Canova Medical, we are dedicated to providing our valued patients with the highest level of care and attention. Our skilled plastic surgeons have a lot of experience and use the latest techniques and technology to ensure the best results. We recognise that each patient is unique and take the time to understand your concerns and goals, creating a personalised treatment plan to meet your needs.
- Enjoy VIP discretion: You’ll never see another patient at Canova Medical, so your wart removal 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: To help our surgeon deliver the results you desire, they will take the time to get to know you and understand your preferences.
- Easy accessible: We are in the hearth of Wilmslow, Cheshire (close to Manchester Airport and Wilmslow train station)
Here’s some information to help you decide if wart 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!
Don’t let the idea of surgery scare you away. Restore confidence in your appearance today with wart removal surgery. If you are in Manchester area, you are welcome to visit our Wilmslow clinic, in hearth of Cheshire.
A wart is a small, rough growth resembling a cauliflower or a solid blister. It typically occurs on human’s hands or feet but often in other locations. Warts are caused by a viral infection, specifically by one of the many types of human papillomavirus (HPV). There are as many as 10 varieties of warts, the most common considered to be mostly harmless. It’s possible to get warts from others; they spread through contact with a wart or something that touched the wart.
What is wart excision?
Wart excision is a surgical procedure to remove warts. During this procedure, a surgeon will numb the area around the wart with a local anesthetic, then cut out the wart and some of the surrounding skin with a scalpel. The wound is then closed with stitches. This method is often used for warts that are large, or in areas where other treatment methods could cause scarring.
A good candidate is someone who has persistent warts that have not responded to other treatments, or whose warts are causing pain, discomfort, or embarrassment. It’s important that candidates are in good general health, have realistic expectations about the results, and understand the risks and benefits of the procedure. It’s advisable to have a consultation with a medical professional to determine individual suitability for wart removal surgery.
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 wart excision. 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 wart removal.
The results of wart removal surgery can be permanent, but there’s a possibility for warts to recur, especially if the underlying virus (HPV) is still present in the body. It’s crucial to follow all aftercare instructions provided by the surgeon to minimize the chances of recurrence and to consult with a healthcare provider for strategies to prevent future warts, such as maintaining good hygiene and boosting the immune system.
Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, Dr Apostolos Vlachogiorgos MD MSc, will perform your wart removal procedure 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.
You will be fully informed about what you need to do before the surgery; however, minimal preparation is usually needed prior to wart excision. In general, you may be asked to temporarily stop taking certain food supplements and medications, and avoid the consumption of specific foods before your treatment session.
How much does wart removal surgery cost?
The prices start from:
£495 for warm excision
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!
During wart removal surgery, the area around the wart is usually numbed with a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort. The surgeon then uses a scalpel to excise the wart along with a small margin of surrounding skin to ensure complete removal. The wound is then cleaned and closed with stitches, or left open to heal depending on the size and location of the wart. The procedure is relatively quick but the exact duration can vary depending on the number and size of warts being removed.
After the surgery, there will be a wound where the wart was removed. You’ll receive instructions on how to care for the wound to prevent infection and promote healing, which may include keeping it clean and applying topical ointments. There might be some pain, swelling, or redness in the area which should gradually improve. It’s important to follow all aftercare instructions and attend follow-up appointments to ensure the area is healing properly. If stitches were used, they will either dissolve on their own or need to be removed by the surgeon at a later date.
What are the common side effects of wart removal surgery?
Common side effects of wart removal surgery may include:
– Pain or discomfort in the treated area.
– Swelling or redness around the wound.
– Scarring, which may be permanent.
– Infection, which can occur if the wound isn’t kept clean.
– Recurrence of the wart, especially if the underlying HPV virus is still present.
It’s crucial to follow all aftercare instructions provided by the surgeon to minimize risks and promote healing. If any unusual symptoms occur, such as increased pain, discharge from the wound, or fever, it’s important to contact the healthcare provider.
While you will be given all the aftercare instructions you need after the surgery, you will typically be advised to:
- Keeping the area clean to prevent infection.
- Applying prescribed or over-the-counter topical ointments to promote healing.
- Avoiding picking at the wound.
- Following any specific instructions provided by the surgeon regarding wound care and activity restrictions.
- Attending follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing and to address any concerns.
It’s vital to follow the surgeon’s instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and to minimize the risk of scarring or recurrence of the wart.
Yes, warts can go away on their own without surgery. The body’s immune system may eventually clear the human papillomavirus (HPV) causing the wart, leading to the wart’s disappearance. However, this process can take anywhere from a few months to several years. Some warts may persist and cause discomfort or other issues, which is when individuals might consider treatments like surgery or other non-surgical methods to remove them.
Are there non-surgical alternatives to wart removal?
Yes, there are non-surgical alternatives to wart removal including:
- Topical treatments: Over-the-counter or prescription medications that help to dissolve the wart over time.
- Cryotherapy: Freezing off the wart using liquid nitrogen.
- Laser therapy: Using laser light to burn and destroy the wart tissue.
- Chemical peels: Applying a strong acid to the wart to gradually remove the layers of infected skin.
- Immunotherapy: Using medications or solutions to stimulate the immune system to fight off the warts.
It’s advisable to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the most suitable treatment option based on your specific circumstances and the size and location of your warts.
Please contact the friendly team at Canova Medical – we’d be delighted to help you and answer any questions you may have.
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.
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