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30 Sep 2014

Nail Surgery

Ingrowing or thickened nails occasionally need to be removed under local anaesthetic.  They affect adults and children.

Nail surgery is often not needed, many in-growing nails can be managed without.

But if it is required, we can remove all or part of your nail permanently or temporarily.

Fhis for long-standing issues to do with the size or shape of your nail, we would normally recommend the permanent solution which involves the use of a chemical to stop the growth of the painful part of your nail.  The healing time is 4-6 weeks, and the success rate is very high.

Or, if the problem was caused by a one-off such as cut it too short or you dropped something on it, we can remove your nail temporarily.  The healing time for this nail surgery procedure is less than 2 weeks.

If you are about to go on holiday or about to participate in a sporting event, we would would recommend the temporary option as the healing is so much faster with less chance of infection.

We exercise caution with some medical or circulatory conditions, particularly with the permanent option.  Caution is required if you are on anticoagulant medication, but it does not usually mean you can’t have the procedure.  If you ever had any reaction to anaesthetic in the past, or if you have been told you need Epipen for any other allergies, please inform us.

We can arrange nail surgery at short notice, but if the condition is not painful, we can arrange it for a time of the year where your diary is quiet and you can take time to be gentle with it.

We normally see you for a routine half hour to go through your details then book you back for the full procedure. It takes an hour and the price includes your dressings and any follow up appointments.

Brenda and Joanne


£400 including follow on