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.
Private Skin Tag Removal
If you are considering anal skin tag removal 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.
Cosmedics specialize in removing skin tags from around the anus at friendly private clinics 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.
Costs of anal skin tag removal are from £750
Please call us on 0207 386 0464 for help and advice.
Anal Skin Tag Experts
✔ Proper diagnosis and careful treatment
✔ Doctors trained in skin surgery
✔ Sexual health advice as appropriate
We welcome referrals – please see our GP referral form.
Any lesions we feel are too complicated or involve coexisting haemorrhoids or fissures we would refer to our specialist colorectal surgeon who may need to perform any treatment under general rather than local anaesthetic.
What to expect
This patient kindly shared their experience of anal skin tag removal, to help others know what to expect.
Diary of my Bottom!
- Day 1: Felt incredibly nervous about the procedure beforehand. However it was no way near as bad as I had imagined. The local anaesthetic injection was a little uncomfortable but didn’t really hurt. I could not feel anything during the procedure and it was over within a few minutes.
I felt a bit numb in the bottom department for a few hours but there was no pain. I had a gauze padding the area and when I checked this a few hours later there had been some bleeding and weeping. I changed this padding every few hours and found further bleeding and weeping.
- Day 2: Woke up and found there had been a small amount of bleeding overnight but no more than one gauze could absorb.
I went to the toilet for the first time. Worried that this was going to hurt but i was able to go without any pain just felt a bit sore and tender. The wound opened up without any problems although there was a little bit of fresh bleeding. Throughout the day there was a little more fresh bleeding and weeping. Again no pain just felt a little uncomfortable.
- Day 3: No bleeding overnight just weeping and this continued throughout the day. When I went to the toilet there was a little bit of blood but only when going and nothing afterwards. Again no pain but an uncomfortable feeling. Wouldn’t feel up to riding a bike just yet!
- Day 4: Hardly any weeping overnight so did not require any padding throughout the day. There was a tiny bit of bleeding when I went to the toilet but no pain. However area still feeling tender to touch.
- Day 5: No weeping overnight at all so started to apply Vaseline to the area. There was no blood when using the toilet but still felt tender when going. When just walking around could still feel that I had had the procedure.
- Day 6: Back to work today but felt fine and even went to the gym after work. Avoided the exercise bike but running was fine. No pain but was still aware that it was a little tender. No bleeding or weeping.
- Day 7: Felt much better going to the toilet today and only felt tender when wiping.
- Day 8: Again no tenderness when going to the toilet only when wiping. Area continues to heal well.
- Days 9-14: Very similar to day 8.
- Day 15: Area felt almost completely healed and there was no longer tenderness when wiping.
- Day 16: I would say that I was no longer aware that I had had the procedure and felt completely normal when using the toilet.
Results of Treatment:
“I am completely satisfied with how the procedure went. The fact that there was hardly any pain was an unexpected bonus. I would recommend it to anyone thinking about having it done as I now feel so much more hygienic and have bottom confidence again!”
What our patients say
What Is An Anal Skin Tag?
Anal skin tags are a more common problem than people realise and so if they develop one then not to be overly concerned or embarrassed. Having said this, naturally, people tend to worry and if affects their confidence with intimacy with their partners but also the feeling of not being totally clean. Anal skin tags are very common and often a result of having suffered from piles or haemorrhoids in the past or from childbirth.
Anal Skin Tag Removal
Patients who typically look to have anal skin tag removal are all ages and men as well as women. They have often seen their doctor or an NHS specialist (colorectal surgeon) and advised that is it all ok and deemed ‘cosmetic’ so they don’t then need to remove the anal skin tags on the NHS. For a lot of people who want them removed, they then try often counter remedies or search google for a DIY treatment which almost always ends up making things worse and we would strongly advise against any of these methods. Patients who are keen to remove the anal skin tags should seek specialist advice.
At Cosmedics our doctors and surgeons are very experienced in anal skin tag removal and aim to remove safely as much of the skin tag or excess skin that is present in the anal area. Once you have been examined and we understand that this is an extremely sensitive issue in most cases we can offer ‘See& Treat ‘ same day anal skin tag removal.
At Cosmedics we have pioneered private anal skin tag removal in London with a combination of surgery and laser under local anaesthetic so it can be done as a walk-in walk-out procedure in about 30 minutes. Patients are then free to go home and carry on life as normal. Patients are often so surprised how quick and simple the whole process especially when other clinics tend to do this under general anaesthetic in hospitals at 3-4 times the cost.
Anal Skin Tag Removal Consultation
The cost of anal skin tag removal starts from £750 and is available at all our London clinics. We find that patients will travel from all parts of the UK for anal skin tag removal surgery and are delighted to be able to get it all sorted in one appointment.
We realise this is a sensitive and embarrassing topic and all our staff from the first person you speak to or email have seen and heard it all before so don’t be worried about contacting us for some advice as we are more than happy to help. Patients are normally worried about stories of pain and long recovery after anal skin tag removal, however, due to the delicate precision in the way the skin tags are removed means most patients take simple paracetamol or ibuprofen for a few days and recovery within 1-2 weeks. We often find that the google stories of anal skin removal are done when accompanying haemorrhoid surgery which is just not necessary in most cases where it is purely just excess skin or a tag that is bothersome.
If you would like to get some more personal information and advice, please get in touch with our friendly doctors today and we will help you through your journey.