Xanthelasma Removal

Xanthelasma removal surgery is accomplished quickly as a walk-in walk-out procedure with excellent results. Please book a consultation to find out how I can help with your Xanthelasma.

How can I help with Xanthelasma Removal?

I specialise in Xanthelasma removal and can help you to get rid of this problem. Xanthelasma is a yellowish, waxy substance that can build up on the eyelids and surrounding skin. It can be unsightly and cause irritation. I have been working in this field for many years and have helped lots of people to overcome this problem.

If you are looking for xanthelasma removal, then I can help. I have a wealth of experience in this area and can provide you with the treatment you need. Book a consultation today to find out more.

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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 Xanthelasma Removal then an initial consultation can be arranged at your convenience.

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What is Xanthelasma Removal?

Fatty deposits in the eyelids (Xanthelasma) are due to cholesterol accumulation within the skin. The most effective treatment involves removing the affected tiny strip of skin under local anaesthetic.

What does the treatment for Xanthelasma Removal involve?

Surgery to remove fatty xanthelasma of the eyelids is accomplished under local anaesthetic. The eyelid is numbed gently and then the affected area is removed carefully under magnification. The wound is then closed with hair’s breadth absorbable stitches.

The local anaesthetic does cause some swelling so it is best to arrange a lift home (in case the swelling interferes with vision). Most normal activities may be resumed immediately but avoiding straining will help reduce bruising and promote rapid healing.

The eyelid heals within a few days and within a week or two the tiny stitches will fall out leaving a nicely healed eyelid.

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Recovery from Xanthelasma Removal

Recovery usually takes around a week. The tiny wound will be dressed with an antibiotic cream. You will be asked to apply antiseptic cream regularly for the first few days

If you’re looking for Xanthelesma removal in Southampton, Portsmouth, Poole or Bournemouth, we’re here to help.

Book a consultation today.

What you can expect from Xanthelasma Removal

Xanthelasma surgery is a walk-in, walk-out procedure that offers stunning results. Recovery can be as quick as a week and it can have a transformative effect on your self-esteem.

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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 Xanthelasma Removal

Xanthelasma treatment costs between £425 and £1700, depending on the severity of the condition (for example, both upper lids would be £850).

Xanthelasma are small, yellow bumps that appear on the eyelids. They are caused by a build-up of cholesterol in the skin.

Typically, it takes about a week to recover. An antibiotic ointment will be used to cover the tiny wound. For the first few days, you’ll be asked to use antiseptic cream frequently on the affected area.

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Extremely impressed and would highly recommend Simon

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 15, 2024

I recently had two cysts on my head removed by Simon and his lovely nurse Becky. They made me feel at ease and the quality and care was very professional. Simon explained everything in detail, was extremely focused and Becky was just the tonic to settle any nerves.

There was very little discomfort, the aftercare was explained in detail and I’m happy to say, after 6 weeks the results are amazing.

I would highly recommend Simon and his team without hesitation.

Amanda Jalley

Very professional

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 26, 2024

I had a cyst and a large lipona removed from my back a few weeks ago. Mr Payne is highly professional and I cannot recommend him enough. Very prompt response to my requests for information. The whole experience was brilliant and absolutely no hassle. Thank you

Val Long

Removal of two large anal skin tags.

Rated 4.0 out of 5
March 11, 2024

I would like to express my thanks to Simon Payne for the removal of the two large anal skin tags that were a terrible nuisance.

The procedure was painless due to the application of the numbing gel and subsequent injections and was completed quite quickly.

I had expected a lengthy healing process but was very surprised that after two to three weeks with little pain and no bleeding the problem had been successfully resolved.

I would certainly recommend consulting at his surgery and it was also far less expensive than other private clinics. Ten out of ten!

Susan Sparshatt

Highly recommended!!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 5, 2024

Simon removed four cysts from my head. He was very kind, attentive and a good listener during consultation. He explained everything clearly and I felt happy and confident to go ahead with the procedure. The removal took just 45 minutes and I am delighted with the results. In 6 weeks everything was healed and stitches gone, and no after care was needed. Thank you Simon.

Abigail Elson

Mole removal

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 1, 2024

Dr Simon Payne was very professional and friendly, he made me feel at ease, Becky, his assistant was awesome. I’m very happy with how the procedure went. Overall, the results are great and definitely given me a confidence boost. Thank you to both Simon and Becky