benign overgrowths of skin that protrude outward from the skin surface in a mushroom like fashion. They are easily removed under local anesthetic & can occur virtually anywhere you have skin but seem to be most common on the face. Most health insurance carriers consider their removal cosmetic. But if you have one on the eyelid margin, blocking the entrance to the ear canal, or affecting function in some other way or if the tag is infected the removal will be covered (as much/little as insurance companies currently cover medical problems). Usually their excision leaves little or no scar & no sutures are needed.
I have removed as many as 10 to 20 skin tags from a patient at one sitting.