Lipomas are small growths of fatty tissues compacted into thin, fibrous capsules localized between the skin and the first layer of muscles. Lipomas mostly appear on the face, neck, torso, upper thighs and arms, even armpits, but can also occur anywhere else on the body. The cause of lipomas is not well determined, but a genetic tendency has been observed. Lipomas do not generally require treatment, being non-cancerous lumps, however they can develop changes, becoming painful or tender, infected or inflamed, presenting foul discharge, interfering with movement or function, growing in size or becoming unsightly and bothersome, when their removal becomes mandatory.

People from Birmingham are welcome to Renew Skin & Health Clinic for the safe, quick and painless removal of lipomas through minor surgery procedures that are performed by highly qualified practitioners or consultant surgeons with years of experience in the field. These dermatological minor surgery procedures are also performed under local anesthetic, so you won’t feel any discomfort during the lipoma removal treatment.

At Renew Skin & Health Clinic, people from Birmingham can also have sebaceous cysts removed with the same minor surgery procedure, benefitting from our private dermatologists' expertise and a superior cosmetic result. Sebaceous or epidermal cysts are also lumps appearing just beneath the skin, which are filled with a white or yellowish oily substance called keratin that can also emit a foul smell and develop complications. They can appear on various areas of the body like the neck, chest, face, scalp, upper back and even the genitalia and usually develop the same symptoms as lipomas such as tenderness, drainage, redness or infection. The best minor surgical procedure that will also prevent the cyst’s recurrence is the incisional extraction.

Both minor surgical procedures for the removal of lipomas and sebaceous cysts require a prior consultation during which one of our GPs or private dermatologists will analyze your medical history and assess your general health condition to ensure optimum results and also minimize risks and possible complications; and although surgical, our specialists will try to ensure minimal scarring results.

Schedule a consultation at our Renew Skin & Health Clinic headquarters, even if you are from Birmingham and safely and efficiently get rid of these unsightly skin lesions that cause you so much distress!