Lumps and Bumps
Lumps and bumps refer to any lump or bump that may be present on your skin.
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Last Reviewed July 16th 2020
Lumps and bumps refer to any lump or bump that may be present on your skin. In most cases these lumps are bumps are harmless but we do recommend that all patients visit their GP ahead of seeking removal treatment to ensure that there is no underlying medical condition and that it is safe to be removed.
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 are the different types of lumps and bumps?
MoleA mole is a growth on the skin that is usually brown or black in colour. They are very common and are caused when a collection of pigmented skin cells called melanocytes form as a cluster on the skin. Moles can appear anywhere on the body.
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Acne is a skin condition caused by a variety of factors including blocked hair follicles. It can appear on the skin as whiteheads, blackheads or red spots. Acne is usually quite easy to identify but acne in areas other than our face can cause some patients concern. Although most common on the face, acne can also be present on the chest, upper back and shoulders.
Optimising skin care regime N-Lite Laser Treatment Oral Antibiotics Oral hormonal treatments including oral contraceptive pill Chemical Peels Oral Isotretinoin
Skin tags are small skin coloured growths that are most commonly found on the neck, eyelids, armpits, groin and under the breasts. They thought to be caused by friction although it is unclear. They are made up of blood vessels and collagen and are not contagious.
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A mole is a growth on the skin that is usually brown or black in colour. They are very common and are caused when a collection of pigmented skin cells called melanocytes form as a cluster on the skin. Moles can appear anywhere on the body.
Warts are small lumps that most commonly appear on the hands whilst Verrucae appear on the feet. Warts and Verrucae are caused by a virus which causes an excess of keratin to develop on the top layer of skin which results in a rough hard texture. Although they are not considered contagious; they can be spread from person to person so great care should be taken.
Topical Keratolytic Treatment Cryotherapy Surgical Excision Curettage and Cautery
A keloid scar is usually a development of a previous scar or wound on your body such as a piercing. They are often raised and red in colour and can spread to become larger than the original wound.
Cryotherapy Steroid Injections Surgical Excision
A skin cyst is a round lump just underneath the skin filled with fluid. 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 most cases they are benign.
Milia / Milk Spots
Milia are small white bumps filled with keratin that most commonly appear on the face.
Topical Retinoids Chemical Peels Optimal Skin Care Regime Electocautery
Lipoma is an overgrowth of fat cells beneath the skin that cause a lump under the skin. They are considered to be benign tumours 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.
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Lumps and Bumps removal at The Private Clinic
The 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.
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What to Expect
The Private Clinic has been treating patients for over 35 years with thousands of people placing their trust in us each year. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a personalised service. We have a team of friendly nurses and expert surgeons who understand the importance of this decision and will support you throughout your journey with us.
The size and shape of a woman’s bust can cause a great feeling of unhappiness and insecurity. In cases like these, a breast augmentation is a great way to provide both a safe and convenient solution to help restore confidence.There are many reasons why our patients decide to go ahead with breast augmentation but here at The Private Clinic we have a team of expert breast surgeons using the best techniques to help provide you with the results that you wish to achieve. All patients are handled with sensitivity and discretion.If you are over 18 years old, in good health and generally feeling fit and well then you will be suitable for a breast augmentation. However, in some cases, a breast augmentation may not be suitable for the results that you are expecting and in such cases an alternative or combined surgery method may be advised.The best way to ascertain your suitability for any type of surgery is to book a consultation to speak with your chosen surgeon. To book a consultation with our highly experienced surgeons click here.
The right implant for you will be decided on by one of our expert breast surgeons. Your chosen breast implant will take into consideration your natural breast size and your body shape and frame.It is not possible to give an idea of one type of breast implant as different implant sizes, shapes and profiles will not all look the same on every patient. For each implant there are usually up to 4 different profiles which range from low to extra high and these decide on how much of the implant projects away from the chest wall. A low profile will usually deliver more of a subtle or natural result but in certain cases the surgeon may advise that you go for a higher profile implant so that your breasts will be more in proportion to your body, therefore achieving a more natural result.Your surgeon will then discuss implant placement, usually for patients wanting a more natural implant result the implant will be placed below the muscle as this allows for more natural breast tissue to sit on top of the implant but in some cases it may be more appropriate to go an over the muscle option as that it what will suit your body the best.Taking care of your new breasts post-surgery will also have a big impact on the final result so it is very important to follow your surgeon’s aftercare advice to help you achieve the most natural result.We have an expert team of surgeons and nurses who will ensure that you receive the best advice both pre and post procedure to give you the best results. To book a consultation click here or to find out more about the different types of breast implants take a look at our blog post here or view our breast augmentation video series here.
Deciding where your breast implants are placed during breast augmentation surgery is decided by your surgeon and will be discussed in your consultation.Over the muscle may also be referred to as above the muscle or subglandular and it is when the breast implant is placed in front of the pectoralis minor and pectoralis major muscles that sit in your chest. If you have a good amount of breast tissue then this option would be suitable for you as it will be able to help conceal the shape of the implant giving a more natural result.Under the muscle is also referred to as behind the muscle or Dual Plane. Although called under the muscle, usually the implant is never placed completely under the muscle as this is a relatively old fashioned breast augmentation technique. Instead the implant is placed under the pectoralis major muscle in the upper breast but above the serratus anterior muscle in the lower breast. Under the muscle is more commonly referred to as being dual plane and is normally the most favoured of techniques. This option is best for patients who have little natural breast tissue as this method reduces the likelihood of your breast implants showing and gives a more natural looking result.Our expert breast surgeons are experienced in recommending the best breast augmentation technique to help suit you and your desired results.To book a consultation click here.
The Private Clinic guides thousands of woman every year through their breast enlargement journey. We are committed to Medical Expertise, Patient Care and Satisfaction, Honest advice and most importantly the best breast enlargement results.The Private Clinic ensures you have the best cover and quality which includes;
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- As many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon and nursing team as required.
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Our surgeons at The Private Clinic will be more than happy to show you a selection of before and after photos of the procedure you are considering at your consultation. We do also have a breast augmentation before and after photo gallery for you to view on our website by clicking here.
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