What's involved in removing a skin tag from your eyelid?

I have a skin tag on one of my eyelids that I realize is hardly noticeable to most people but is anything but to me. In fact, it's always the first thing I notice when I look at myself in the mirror, and it doesn’t make me happy, that's for sure. I'm not joking when I say I sometimes just feel like getting out some sharp scissors and cutting it off myself, but realize that would be kind of dumb, not to mention probably hurt a lot as well. Surely, removing something as minor as a skin tag can't be much of an ordeal for a cosmetic surgeon, right? Or am I way off the mark by suggesting that? 


F, 42, Virginia

Very simple procedure. I would recommend a board certified plastic surgeon. No downtime. No pain. You will love your results. You are always welcome at our clinic In Laval - Montreal. Regards,

Want to make sure its just a skin tag. This can be managed with a simple surgical procedure under local anesthesia.  Usually just a snip.  If any question regarding diagnosis, then specimen goes to lab for evaluation.  These procedures rarely result in visible scarring.

Eyelid skin tags are easily removed by numbing the area with local anesthetic and carefully snipping them off with a fine, sharp pair of scissors and magnification.  The area then heals rapidly with an undetectable scar.  Keeping the area (like all healing wounds) well-moisturized will speed the healing process.

Thank you for sharing your question.  Skin Tag removal is a very simple procedure, and is done usually by A Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist.  The area is anesthetized and the skin tag is excised.  Sometimes a suture is required, but usually not necessary.  I hope this was helpful to you.

Best Wishes, Dr. B.

Typically we numb the area with some local anestic, then we simply hold the tag with a tweezer and cut it off, sometimes we use a machine and burn it but you are numb either way. Its fast and simple.