Minor surgery is the removal of benign (harmless) skin lesions under local anaesthetic. Several different lesions can be removed in a minimally invasive fashion, including:
- Seborrheoic keratoses
- Viral warts
- Skin tags
- Other lumps and bumps
To prepare for the procedure you should follow the steps below:
- Prepare a list of medications that you are taking. Ensure you have you have notified your Dermatologist if you are on any blood thinning medications such as aspirin or warfarin, in case these need to be stopped.
- Make sure you have a supply of your usual painkiller such as paracetamol.
- Eat and drink normally. Light meals are preferable on the day of the procedure.
“Several skin lesions and blemishes can be removed under local anaesthetic.”