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Anal Skin Tags

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Anal skin tags very often appear as a result of piles or haemorrhoids, where the skin has stretched and not quite shrunk back again, leaving a fleshy flap of skin. They are quite common after childbirth.

Patients are often embarrassed by them and find that wiping and feeling clean is difficult. However, help is at hand……

PRIVATE SKIN TAG REMOVAL If you are considering the removal of the anal skin tag and have been let down by your GP and NHS as they don’t offer this service as they consider it cosmetic then don’t worry.

Elan Medical Skin Clinic specialises in removing skin tags from around the anus in a simple gentle procedure that takes less than 30 minutes.

We often find most patients are delighted once they have undergone treatment and often surprised how quick and easy the procedure is and how fast they heal.

Anal Skin Tag Consultations We charge £150 for the initial consultation. You will be provided with all the information you need to make an informed decision prior to booking your surgery and our friendly but professional staff will make you feel comfortable throughout the consultation and during surgery.

Anal Skin Tag Surgery Anus skin tag removal is also known as sentinel skin tag removal is usually carried out as a surgical procedure.

This is a minor procedure and is carried out using a local anaesthetic. Anus skin tag surgery is a relatively simple procedure using radiowave surgery to carefully and thoroughly remove the skin tag. It is key to ensure a neat wound which will heal quickly and leave minimal scarring, as anal skin tags are often the result of trauma caused by haemorrhoids or childbirth.

How do I book an appointment? You can either give Elan Medical Skin Clinic a call on 01268 770660 or fill in a Contact Me form via this website. Click here to read what our patients are currently saying about Elan Medical Skin Clinic

Anus Skin Tag Removal Recovery Given the location of anal skin tags, patients usually expect the recovery process to be worse than it actually is.

The first 24 hours are likely to be the most uncomfortable as the anaesthetic wears off. However, any pain can be managed using standard painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. After the first 24 hours it should feel noticeably better, but continue to take occasional painkillers if necessary.

It is important to allow the best possible healing conditions for your skin tag. Depending on where the skin tag is located, you may be advised to sit in a certain way to avoid putting pressure on any wound for a day or two. This will be explained in the consultation before you decide to go ahead with treatment.

You should avoid strenuous exercise for a week to avoid straining the wound although it is important to stay active and a daily gentle walk is recommended to boost your body’s natural circulation and healing.

Cleanliness is, of course, paramount in the anal area. Bathe or shower daily and use a mild salt wash around the wound. Keep a healthy diet high in fibre, fruit and veg to avoid any constipation, as any straining in going to the toilet can put a strain on the wound.

After the first week, the initial wound should be healing well, but if you have any concerns or queries, we are always available for advice.

Anal Skin Tag Removal Aftercare Advice Expect the area to be sore or painful for first few days. This does then ease off and is supplemented with medication to ensure recovery is comfortable. Patients are free to carry on with most normal activities after a few days in most cases. It is best to plan to have a few initial days rest after the procedure and to avoid strenuous exercise for 1-2 weeks. Infection is rare as we cover the procedure with antibiotics. Going to toilet afterwards can be painful for a few days to 1-2 weeks depending on how large the removed tags are. The aftercare package ensures your recovery is comfortable with dietary advice and medication. Costs of anal skin tag removal are from £450

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Consultations for anal skin tag surgery £150
Anal skin tag surgery From £450