Bothered by the appearance of lumps or bumps on your skin? Atlantic Surgical Associates treats all types of skin bumps and lumps using the most advanced techniques to minimize scarring. We welcome patients in Monmouth, Essex, and Ocean counties to our office in West Long Branch, New Jersey.
What Are Skin Lumps and Bumps?
We all would like to look our best. We would like our bodies to be trim and in shape. We would like our faces to look healthy and young. You can exercise and take care of yourself, but what about abnormalities such as lumps and bumps?
There are hundreds of conditions that may cause lumps, bumps, and moles on the skin. The majority of lumps and bumps that appear on the body or face are benign — but any abnormality you experience or find should be evaluated by a doctor to make sure it is not something serious. And if it does turn out to be serious, the sooner you are examined the earlier you can receive treatment.
Common types of skin lumps and bumps include:
- Milia, small white lumps
- Skin tags
- Cysts, which come in many types such as sebaceous cysts, epidermoid cysts, pilar cysts, and ganglion cysts
- Bullae, fluid-filled bumps caused by friction
- Sebaceous lesions or enlarged oil glands
- Hemangiomas or bumps made up of blood vessels
- Lipomas or fatty lumps caused by an overgrowth of fat cells
How Much Does Skin Lump and Bump Removal Cost?
The cost to remove a lump or bump depends on the type of lesion and the best treatment option. During your initial consultation at Atlantic Surgical Associates, Dr. Volsteyn will discuss your goals and treatment options to develop the best possible approach. With a treatment plan, we will be able to provide you with a cost. You can learn about what to expect during your consultation and ways to pay for treatment on our financing page.
How Are Skin Lumps and Bumps Treated in West Long Branch, New Jersey?
For lumps and bumps that need to be removed — from fatty cysts, unwanted moles, warts or skin tags, to any other bulge or protrusion — Dr. Volshteyn offers an experienced and adept hand. Special care is taken to remove them to minimize scarring or other telltale signs.
While many medical specialists can remove benign skin lumps or bumps, an experienced plastic or cosmetic surgeon is often the smartest choice for removal of unwanted skin growths. Special techniques are utilized to minimize scar size and characteristics. Also, great care is taken to ensure that your experience is comfortable and stress-free.
By choosing a plastic surgeon, you can reduce the risk of a visible or large scar that leaves you self-conscious. This is most important when removing larger lumps or lesions on a visible part of the body like the face.
Depending on the location and type of lump or bump, treatment options may include surgical excision, shave excision (which carefully slices away at the lesion), or cauterization.
You don’t need to live with troublesome skin bumps or lumps that leave you self-conscious, cause discomfort, or even limit your mobility. At Atlantic Surgical Associates, we treat patients in our West Long Branch, New Jersey, office using advanced surgical techniques to minimize scarring. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. We welcome patients in New Brunswick, East Brunswick, and Staten Island, NY.