Private Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags can be annoying but fortunately, they do not pose a health risk and are all easily removed under local anaesthetic. I offer private skin tag removal to rid you of your skin tag(s) quickly and painlessly.

How can I help with Private Skin Tag Removal?

If you have a large skin tag or one on a troublesome location, such as the eyelid it may well be worth getting it removed.

I will rid you of your skin tag during quick, local anaesthetic surgery and close your wound with tiny absorbable stitches placed under magnification (exception is peri-anal skin tags which are usually not stitched). As a rule, tags are sent to the lab for checking to reassure you that there is no need for concern.

It’s easy to access our clinic in Waterlooville from Portsmouth, Fareham, Chichester, Southampton, Winchester, and the rest of the Solent area.

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Simon Payne
MD, MB ChB, FRCS (England),
FRCS (Gen Surg)

Testimonials from my patients

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Simon’s qualifications & memberships


FRCS (Eng)

FRCS (Gen Surg)


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Find out how I can help

If you’d like to find out more about how I can help with Private Skin Tag Removal then an initial consultation can be arranged at your convenience.

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What is Private Skin Tag Removal?

Skin tag removal generally entails using a variety of techniques to remove the growth. If you have a tiny skin tag, seeing an aesthetic surgeon is recommended. I specialize in removing larger tags under local anaesthesia. The process of removing a skin tag is straightforward. The first step is to numb the surrounding region with a local anaesthetic.

What does the treatment for Private Skin Tag Removal involve?

During quick, local anaesthetic surgery, I will remove your skin tag and close your wound with small absorbable stitches placed under magnification (excepting peri-anal skin tags, which are generally not stitched). All of the skin tags that I remove are sent to the laboratory for verification to allay any concerns.

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Recovery from Private Skin Tag Removal

This depends on where the wound is but overall, healing is rapid and stitches are soluble (not needing removal).

After surgery, you can expect some discomfort and some minimal bruising. Usually, normal activities can be resumed quickly, depending on where the tag was located.

What you can expect from Private Skin Tag Removal

The surgery usually takes about 30 minutes, depending on the nature of the tag and its location. Healing is rapid from skin stage removal and you can expect excellent results.

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Our friendly team is based in the Horndean Clinic in Waterlooville near Portsmouth, UK. We’re easily accessible from Fareham, Whiteley, Chichester, Winchester and Southampton. It’s wheelchair friendly, and we adhere to current COVID-19 regulations. We look forward to welcoming you to the clinic after you have booked your consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Private Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags are small, fleshy growths that hang off the skin. They are usually around 1-2 cm in size but can be larger. They don’t pose a risk to your health but can be irritating and unsightly.

Skin tag removal is the process of removing a skin tag using a number of different methods. If you have a small skin tag, it’s best to see an aesthetic surgeon.

I specialise in the removal of larger tags under local anaesthetic.

The process of removing a skin tag is fairly simple. First, the area around the skin tag is numbed using a local anaesthetic. Next, the skin tag is cut off using a sharp instrument such as a scalpel.

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Meet your surgeon

If you’d like to talk through any of the treatments on offer then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Large lipoma from neck

July 10, 2024

What a delight especially now that the scar is settling, this thing was the size of a planet , not what a lady wants on her neck and was akso impacting my sleep and breathing, no problem for Simon in one afternoon all my troubles were gone , limited pain , great professional outcome and a positive impact for me, great , stuff, thank you


Unsightly lesion removal

June 24, 2024

Simon removed a seborrhoeic keratosis from my forehead which I’ve disliked for some time. The procedure was simple, painless and I’m pleased with the result.

Overall, the service and care was excellent.

Louise Purchase

Cyst removal

June 12, 2024

Had a cyst removed that has bugged me for years. Surgery went well and I didn’t even realise when it was done. I had no issues at all. Thanks to Dr Simon I don’t have to worry about a cyst on my face anymore. Healed properly leaving no scar. Will highly recommend!!!


Thread Vein Treatment

June 10, 2024

We consulted Mr Payne about thread veins in my legs and my husband’s nose. We are very pleased with the service he provided and the results. We were seen promptly for an initial consultation and Mr Payne was very thorough and informative. We were given an appointment for a week later for treatment which he, with his very capable assistant, carried out professionally and sympathetically. We are, therefore, delighted to give a 5 star rating.

Penny and Brian Smith

My 3rd Small lump removal

May 31, 2024

I booked in for my 3rd small lump removal from my face with Simon at Changes Clinic.

From first meeting Simon I felt totally at ease, the procedure was explained fully and was a pain free pleasant procedure.

Simons surgical skills and attention to detail shine through in his meticulous results showing barely a mark on my face.

I highly recommend Simon to everyone looking for a trusted caring surgeon!

Jill Loomes