Probably the best care I have ever received!
Anal Skin Tag Removal
What's On This Page?
What Is Anal Skin Tag Removal?
What Causes Anal Skin Tags?
Why Choose Anal Skin Tag Removal Surgery?
Although anal skin tags aren’t a risk to health, they can trap moisture and cause irritation and itching, and they can also make it more difficult to keep the area clean. Some people feel embarrassed by the appearance of these tags too, meaning it can have an impact on their confidence with sexual partners.
If you are experiencing problems like these, you may wish to have your anal skin tags removed. In some instances, a doctor may recommend treating any underlying causes, such as piles, to address the skin tags. However, if this is not an option, or if the treatment fails to work, they may advise surgical removal.
There are a number of benefits associated with having anal skin tag surgery. For example, if can result in:
– increased comfort
– improved personal hygiene
– more confidence with sexual partners
It’s important to be aware that you shouldn’t attempt to remove these skin tags at home as this can cause bleeding, infection and pain.
What Happens During Anal Skin Tag Removal?
There are a few different ways to remove anal skin tags. At your consultation, your surgeon will advise you on the most suitable method for you.
The techniques used include:
Removal by scalpel
This technique involves delicate surgery to cut away the excess skin. Depending on the size of the tags, you may be given dissolvable stitches to help the skin to heal.
This anal skin tag treatment uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the skin tag. A few days after the treatment, the tag will fall off by itself without the need for any cutting.
This approach involves burning the tags. As with cryotherapy, after the treatment, the tags will fall off naturally.
Before the procedure, your surgeon will apply a local anaesthetic into the area surrounding the skin tag. If you have multiple skin tags that you wish to be removed, your surgeon may do this one at a time across a number of appointments, rather than all at once. This allows the delicate skin in this area time to heal and reduces the risk of infection.
Recovering From Anal Skin Tag Removal
The techniques used to remove anal skin tags are quick and simple, and so have minimal recovery time. However, sitting may be a little uncomfortable until you have healed, and immediately after the procedure, you should try to relax and avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for the rest of the day.
You should be able to return to work the day after the treatment and resume all normal activities within a week.
Always make sure to follow your consultant’s aftercare advice, as this will help to prevent infections and ensure you heal as quickly as possible. Your consultant may prescribe medications such as antifungal cream, antibiotics and painkillers to promote healing and minimise any discomfort. They might also advise you to use medical wipes to clean the area following bowel movements, and to try a liquid diet or use laxatives to make passing stools easier.
Side Effects and Complications of Anal Skin Tag Removal
Following anal skin tag removal, you may experience some anal pain for a couple of weeks.
As with any surgical procedure, there is also a minor risk of complications. Possible risks include:
– the development of anal fissures
Why Choose Us For Anal Skin Tag Removal?
There are many reasons to choose Manchester Private Hospital for your anal skin tag removal. We put patient care at the centre of everything we do. All of our consultants have many years of experience in their specialist fields, and we use the very latest technology at all of our clinics to deliver a safer, faster and more convenient surgical experience.
From your initial consultation through to the procedure and beyond, you can be sure you’ll receive the very highest standard of care.
We also offer a number of finance options to make it easier to cover anal skin tag removal costs, and we are open seven days a week to give you access to the treatments you need at a time that suits you.
To arrange a free, no-obligation consultation for anal skin tag removal, simply contact our expert team today.
Book a FREE Consultation
Frequently Asked Questions
Do anal skin tags go away on their own?
Can you remove anal skin tags at home?
Does skin tag removal hurt?
How long does the procedure take?
How many treatments do I need to have an anal skin tag removed?
Will I have a scar?
Can I prevent anal skin tags?
Are anal skin tags cancerous?
0% Finance Available
On Surgical Procedures
Our finance is available on all cosmetic surgery or non-surgical treatments with as little as £500 deposit required or even with no deposit required. With flexible finance options on offer, you have a choice to spread the costs of your surgery between 12, 24, 36, 48 or 60 months.
Meet Our Surgeons
Dr Kam SinghBsc(Hons), MRCGP, MBCAM Specialising in Cosmetic Dermatology and Lipo Sculpture
3 ways to book your consultation with us
Book your consultation with us today in whichever way works best for you.