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Lipomas are soft, fatty lumps that grow under the skin.
Lipomas are benign and are caused by an overgrowth of fat cells. They can grow anywhere in the body where there are fat cells.
Removing a lipoma under these circumstances is regarded as cosmetic surgery and therefore is not readily available on the NHS.
Procedures used to remove lipomas will depend on the nature of the lipomas and its location on your body.
They can usually be removed easily by a small operation done under local anaesthetic.
We will generally use a local anaesthetic to numb your skin, then cut the skin over the lump and remove the lipomas before stitching up the small cut.
Sutures (stitches) are typically used after the lesion has been excised, allowing for optimal healing of the wound. Sutures usually need to be removed 7-14 days after the procedure, depending on the body site.
Our team will assist you to arrange your suture removal as part of our aftercare management.
You do not need a referral to book your lipoma removal consultation.
Procedures such as lipoma removals are usually considered to be cosmetic and are therefore not available from your NHS GP.
Our service allows you to arrange your appointment at a time to suit you and you have the option whether you want us to inform your NHS GP of your procedure.
Our booking team and clinicians are dedicated to ensuring you don’t incur any unnecessary costs when arranging your procedure.
We offer an enquiry triage process allowing you to use the enquiry form below to upload a photograph of your lumps and bumps. We will then advise you which of our clinicians you need to see, based on the complexity of your case.
We also offer FREE review consultations, if you would prefer to be reviewed in person.
Our consultations start at £89.00 and our clinician will advise you of the cost of removal during your appointment. There is no hidden costs and you are not obligated to proceed with your procedure. Lipoma removal procedures start from £320.00 depending on the size and location.
It’s easy to book your lipoma removal with our GP, choose to fill in the contact form, email your enquiry [email protected] or call our reception team on 0333 9000 010.
Summerfield Healthcare’s medical reception team are specially trained to deal with all enquiries in a professional, prompt and private manner.
Although Summerfield Healthcare is a private practice our fees are low cost and structured with you in mind. Initial consultation fees are listed below:
General Practitioner / Medical Director
Dr Vivake Roddah is a GP with professional interests in Dermatology, Minor surgery and Occupational Medicine. He completed his GP training in the Oxford Deanery and has had the opportunity of working with patients from many different backgrounds.