The ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled, non-cancerous lump created by a build-up of synovial fluid – the thick lubricant that keep your joints and tendons suitable ‘oiled’ – which usually occurs on the hand or wrist – although sometimes it can also appear on the feet or ankles. They tend to come and go, and will eventually disappear, but this happens in a matter of years, not weeks or months.
In the vast majority of cases, ganglions are painless, but they’re still very unsightly: they range in size from the size of a pea to the size of a golf ball in extreme cases. And while they can be removed on the NHS, that will only happen if they cause significant pain or impede your daily activities. So if you want your painless ganglion removed – or you’re in pain and you don’t want to be stuck on a waiting list – you’re going to have to take your problem to a cosmetic practitioner.
Time to cut it out
Ganglion cyst removal is a simple and relatively painless procedure, which can be performed under local or general anaesthesia. The cyst is identified, and cut out along with its stalk to ensure it can’t grow back. Once entirely removed, the resultant opening is stitched up – allowing the skin to naturally knit together and heal – and bandaged, to prevent infection. There may be an element of bruising after the procedure, but this will quickly fade. There’s also a slim chance of temporary stiffness, swelling or pain afterwards, but this can be easily treated with antibiotics.
Ganglion removal: fast, effective treatment
So, if you’re burdened with the unsightly appearance of ganglions and you want them removing as soon as possible, it makes sense to talk to us. We can book you in as soon as possible and treat you professionally and effectively.Leave a reply