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Giant Skin Tag Removal Video

Video footage and photographs of an American skin doctor removing a giant skin tag has hit UK news.

The large and wrinkly skin tag resembled a miniature brain and had hung from the patient’s side for about 8 years.

Dr Sandra Lee, dubbed ‘The Pimple Doctor’, was filmed cutting away the skin tag in a procedure which lasted minutes and was carried out under local anaesthetic. Dr Lee then cut the lesion to show the large amount of fat and tissue it contained. It has now been sent for testing, but the doctor believes it will simply show that it was an unusually large skin tag.

Giant Skin Tag Removal Video


Dr Lee commented:

“This is such a sweet, great patient, who shows us a situation I see not uncommonly at the office. People who wait a long time to get a growth looked at, because they may be be a little frightened about getting the growth removed.”

“This is likely a skin tag aka acrochordon or a plexiform neurofibroma (both benign growths), that has grown to quite a large size. I suppose he was able to avoid getting it treated for so long, since it is on an area of the body easily hidden by clothing.”

“I think he was surprised at how simple it was to remove a growth like this. Most of the time, I hear these patients say later: “Wow, why didn’t I just do that sooner?” Stay tuned, because I will confirm pathology with you all in a future video.”

Skin Tags are relatively common and often occur where clothing or skin cause rubbing or friction. In the UK, many patients seek private skin tag removal as the NHS classifies these issues as ‘cosmetic’.

Skin Tag Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics have a team of doctors and surgeons based in London and Bristol who are expert in the removal and treatment of such skin issues.

Dr Ross Perry – Laser Skin Tag Removal

Testing of the lesion can be arranged where appropriate using external, specialist histology services.

Trained doctors and surgeons offer a choice of skin tag skin tag treatments:

  • Cryotherapy (freezing)
  • Laser treatment
  • Surgery (using a local anaesthetic)

The most appropriate skin tag removal treatment is determined after examination of the skin tag. Cryotherapy is the fastest solution – surgery is only for the most severe and is a very quick procedure.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics have a selection of locations conveniently based in London and Bristol. All procedures are carried out by highly trained and experienced doctors and surgeons.

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.