Eyelid Lumps and Growths

Functional oculoplastic surgery focuses on the eyelids, eye sockets and facial structures around the eye area. It’s a highly specialised surgical procedure combining ophthalmology and plastic surgery. The surgeries are also delicate and involve operating on incredibly fine structures.


The skin surrounding our eyes, owing to its intricate function, contains specialised glands, some of which may occasionally become blocked, infected, or more rarely, develop into cancers.

How are eyelid lumps and growths treated?

The initial step in managing any eyelid growth involves evaluation by a specialist to make an informed decision about whether and how it is safest to remove the lump.

Fortunately, the majority of these growths are benign, with the primary focus on ensuring scarless removal and healing and also preventing the recurrence of the growth.

Depending on individual preferences and schedules, our team can arrange either a one-stop treatment visit or a clinical assessment followed by planned treatment on a follow-up visit. Laboratory analysis of the removed growth may be indicated based on the presence or absence of suspicious characteristics on an eyelid lump, and this decision will be made following a discussion with your surgeon.

Is there scarring after eyelid lump removal?

Most eyelid lumps and bumps can be safely removed through minor surgery in the clinic, resulting in minimal downtime. Unless otherwise advised, a scarless technique will be employed.

Dr Nick Koutroumanos Eyelid Surgeon


Dr Nick Koutroumanos

Dr Nick Koutroumanos is a London-based Ophthalmic & Oculoplastic surgeon, with particular subspecialty expertise in ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive eyelid, orbital and lacrimal surgery.

His private practice, based at The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth in St John’s Wood complements his work in charge of a large NHS oculoplastics practice at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead.

A qualified senior trainer and Royal College Examiner in ophthalmic plastic surgery, cataract surgery and general ophthalmology, he runs an Oculoplastics Fellowship training programme that is highly sought-after by both UK and international candidates.

Kind Words from Our Patients


A true perfectionist

Words are not enough to express my sincere gratitude for the care and dedication Dr Koutroumanos put into my journey. I felt safe and secure in his hands. This is someone who truly cares about outcome and ethics of practice. A true perfectionist. I would not hesitate to wholeheartedly recommend him.

100% worth it

I had surgery a few days ago with Dr Koutroumanos for congenital ptosis. It’s early days but I don’t think it’s too early to say the results will be life changing for me in terms of confidence levels. I struggled at school due to the condition and have learnt to live with it – that is until I saw the doctor who was reassuring from the start and has just done the best job. 100% worth it and amazing to know I was in such safe hands. I can’t thank him enough.

I’m really happy with my results

I’ve recently had a brow lift and blepharoplasty with Mr N Koutroumanos. The whole process from start to finish was handled professionally and each process was very informative. I’m still at the recovery stage, so far I’m really happy with my results. Highly recommend using Mr N Koutroumanos services.