Lumps and Bumps Clinic

Lumps and Bumps Clinic

Gosforth Private Clinic offers a range of treatments to
remove lumps and bumps

Gosforth Private Clinic offers a range of treatments to remove lumps and bumps. These are usually performed as day case minor surgery procedures and can sometimes be removed on a see & treat basis.

Lumps and bumps refer to any lump or bump that may be present on the skin. In most cases these are harmless and can easily be removed under local anaesthetic.

What causes lumps and bumps?

There are lots of different causes for lumps or bumps to appear on the skin and these will vary depending on the type of lump it is. For example you may have a build-up of cells which can form moles, skin tags or even keloid scarring.

 

What does our lump and Bump clinic offer?

At our rapid assessment diagnostic clinic, we accept referrals from GPs, Consultants and will take a self-referral from a concerned individual.
Your consultant will then assess your lump and schedule an ultrasound if required.
Depending on the nature of the mass, a biopsy, MRI, or onward specialist referral may be required. As part of our clinic we can offer a fast track diagnostic screening program, which means you won’t have to wait for an appointment, you may be seen and screened in the same location with a rapid turnaround for the results.
All our surgeons are NHS consultants with considerable expertise in their fields.

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Advanced diagnostic approach

An ultrasound at the clinic is available on the same day to help with the rapid diagnosis of your lump, your consultant will talk you through any findings.

Book an appointment

It is really easy to get started. Our advisors are here to help you find the best consultant for you, answer any questions you have and book your first appointment at a time that fits your schedule.

You can submit an enquiry via the email info@gosforthprivateclinic.co.uk or just phone our clinic on 0191 284 1355.

Lumps and bumps Services

Epididymal cysts are benign swellings in the epididymis (the sperm-collecting tubes around the top of men’s testicles), which can be surgically removed if they are causing pain. Spermatoceles, small cysts possibly formed from blocked sperm ducts, are treated in the same way.

What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgical procedure that removes the folds of loose excessive skin and bulges of protruding fat which sit over the upper eye lids to produce a more youthful appearance.

What causes the condition?
Excess skin is often due to ageing, sun damage, trauma or an underlying medical condition like thyroid problems. The eyelid appearance may be common in your family. Sometimes episodes of swelling of the eyelid might be due to infection or allergy.

What does the surgery involve?
The surgery is carried out as a day case procedure, generally under local anaesthetic. This means that you will be awake throughout the surgery but will not feel anything. Occasionally, the surgery is performed under general anaesthetic or sedation. The whole treatment may last 90 minutes and, usually, both eyes are treated at the same time. At the end of the surgery, ointment is put on the wounds and eye pads applied to the lids. If you have surgery on both eyes then one of the eye pads will be removed after about an hour.

What are the benefits?
Your peripheral vision will improve as a result of the surgery. You will have a more youthful appearance.

What are the risks?
Blepharoplasty is a fairly safe and successful surgical procedure but, As with any surgery, there are some risks associated with it.

  • Bruising and swelling – this is common and may remain for a few weeks after surgery.
  • Scarring – you will have a scar from the surgery. This can be visible initially but then becomes pale and fine.
  • Infection – this can occur in the wound.
  • Dry eye and poor eyelid closure – your eye may feel dry for a few weeks after surgery and you may have to use artificial tear supplements.
  • Asymmetry of the eyelids – sometimes there is a difference between the appearance of both upper eyelids after surgery.
  • Bleeding into deep tissue can lead to disturbance of vision and could lead to loss of vision in severe cases. This is extremely rare, and you should report any loss of vision to the hospital immediately.

Post procedure care

Your eyelids may be slightly painful for about 24 – 48 hours after the surgery and you will need to rest and take normal painkillers. If your eyelids are sore and swollen you can also apply some ice packs gently.

You may be given antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops. This is to minimise the risk of infection and reduce the redness and inflammation in the eye. It is important to wash your hands before using these to prevent infection.
Skin sutures may be left in place or removed after one to two weeks and you will be given an appointment for the sutures to be removed.

Your vision may be blurred for few days and you may not be able to wear contact lenses. However, if your eye gets more painful, your vision gets worse, your eye becomes more red or you notice excess discharge from your eye, your should contact us or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department immediately.

You may want to take few days leave from work depending on your circumstances.

You should not resume any strenuous activity, including swimming, for two weeks.

It is best that someone stays with you to help you for a few days after the treatment.

You are advised not to drive, operate machinery, drink alcohol or take sedative drugs for 24 hours.

An eyelid cyst is usually a lump or swelling on the upper or lower eyelid. While this type of cyst is usually painless, you may be unhappy with the way it makes you look and want it removed.

A ganglion is a swelling filled with fluid that sticks out from the lining of a joint or tendon. While these lumps are usually harmless, you may need surgery to remove one if it becomes painful.

Moles, skin tags, cysts and warts are skin growths that are usually completely harmless but can look unsightly. They are usually harmless but can become troublesome if they catch on clothing or you cut them while shaving. They can also be large, and could be situated in a prominent place, making you feel self-conscious about the way you look.
There are lots of different types of cysts including sebaceous (a small sac filled with sebum) or epidermoid (a lump containing skin cells and protein). They can range in sizes and in the majority of cases they are benign Many people choose to have them removed privately.

Lipoma is overgrowth of fat cells beneath the skin that can cause a lump under the skin. They are usually considered benign and can appear anywhere on the skin.
They are usually quite firm and although they do not need to be removed, many choose to if it is painful, increasing in size or for aesthetic reasons.