Lipoma / Skin Lesions

Charles Tan Surgery is a one-stop facility that provides you with a comprehensive evaluation of skin lumps.

Skin/epidermal /sebaceous Cysts

Skin cysts are noncancerous, closed pockets of tissue that can be filled with fluid, pus, or other material. They common on the skin and can appear anywhere. They feel like large peas under the surface of the skin. Cysts can develop as a result of infection, clogging of sebaceous glands (oil glands), or around foreign bodies, such as earrings.

They can enlarge and get infected.


A lipoma is a growth of fatty tissue that slowly develops under your skin. People of any age can develop a lipoma. Lipomas are rarely harmful. The cause of lipomas is unknown. Your risk of developing this type of skin lump increases if you have a family history of lipomas.

Lymph nodes

Lymph nodes are a part of the lymphatic system, a component of the body’s immune system. Swollen lymph nodes may signal an infection. Sometimes they may signal a cancer.

How are the lumps and bumps treated?

The most common way is for complete surgical removal. Small lumps can be removed in the outpatient surgery clinic under local anaesthesia. Larger lumps would need general anaesthesia performed in the operating theatre of the hospital.

The lumps removed are sent for formal examination under the microscope to exclude cancer.