Eccles Clinic


General Surgery (Minor operations)

Eccles Clinic Nurse With Sample


Skin Tags

Very common, and easily treated, a skin tag is a benign skin growth that projects from the surrounding skin from a small, narrow stalk. Skin tags often occur in characteristic locations including the neck, underarms, eyelids, and under the breasts. Skin tags which irritate or are easily caught on jewellery or clothes are easily removed under local anaesthetic.

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Moles / Naevi

Following consultation with your GP, you may be referred to Eccles Clinic for assessment of your moles. Mole removal take place in order to analyse the mole and confirm it is not malignant (i.e. containing skin cancer). 
Local anaesthetic is used in mole removal with minimal side effects. Patients usually have some sutures in from five to seven days. Some mole removal may result in scarring, which usually reduces with time.

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Split Ear Lobes

As a common trauma caused by heavy or dangling earrings, split ear lobe repair is a safe, effective surgery performed to restore the ear lobe. Surgeons “freshen” the wound edges under local anesthetic and then repair the earlobe. At your initial consultation, your surgeon will provide all the instructions necessary for you before and after surgery.  

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Superficial Swellings


A sebaceous cyst, most often arising from swollen hair follicles or skin trauma, is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. Cysts are usually found on the face, neck, trunk and scalp. While most cysts are slow growing, painless lumps attached beneath the skin, occasionally a cyst will become inflamed and tender. It is best to remove the cyst before possible infection sets in.
 Infected or inflamed cysts may require incision and drainage under local anaesthetic and surgery at a later date to remove the remaining cyst.


Fatty Growths (Lipoma)

A lipoma is a round, moveable lump under the skin which ranges from pea to egg-size or larger. These non-cancerous tumours are made up of fat cells and grow slowly under the skin in the subcutaneous tissue. Lipomas are very common and a person may have a single lipoma or may have many lipomas. Surgical removal is easily achieved under local anaesthetic or, in some cases, using liposuction.

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