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Minor surgeries are surgical procedures that can be performed quickly to correct minor problems. They are performed under local anaesthesia and usually do not lead to complications.


Kyste-sébacé

Sebaceous Cyst

Generally benign and painless, the sebaceous cyst is a small hard lump filled with an oily substance called sebum. It grows under the skin and its size can vary from a few millimeters to a few centimeters in diameter.


Lipome

Lipoma

Lipoma is a benign and painless tumour composed of adipose tissue. This soft fatty lump appears mainly on the neck, shoulders, arms and breasts. Its size can vary between one and ten centimeters in diameter.


Nævus

Naevus (mole or beauty mark)

The naevus is a congenital skin abnormality caused by the circumscribed proliferation of the cells responsible for pigmentation: the melanocytes. It appears in the form of a small brownish well-defined spot. The latter can be round or oval, flat or lumpy. Commonly known as a "mole" or a “beauty mark”, the naevus is generally benign and it can evolve over time.


Acrochordon

Acrochordon (skin tag)

The acrochordon is a small skin-coloured growth. It is often attached to the rest of the body by a short and narrow stalk called “peduncle”. Benign and painless, it appears mainly on the parts of the body where the skin forms creases, such as the armpits, the neck and the eyelids.


Keratosis

Skin disorder that appears in the form of scaly (or crusty) lesions. It consists of a thickening of the stratum corneum, which is the epidermis’ outermost layer. The keratosis develops on the parts of the body most often exposed to the sun, such as the face, the shoulders and the back.


Wart

The wart is a skin outgrowth of viral origin that often appears on the hands and feet. It is caused by the transmission of a virus belonging to the human papillomavirus family (HPV). The wart is a small whitish and rough lump of a few millimeters in diameter. This small lump is usually benign and painless, but it is contagious.