Lipoma Removal
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What is a Lipoma?

A lipoma is a harmless and benign collection of nerve endings, fat cells, and hair follicle roots. These things come together to form a lipoma in the subcutaneous layer, which is the innermost layer of the skin. Sometimes it can go deeper than that. 

Do you have a lump under your skin? Is it irritating you? If yes, you might have a lipoma. A lipoma is a non-cancerous collection of fatty tissues. It is usually harmless unless it presents with a cosmetic issue. If you want to have your lipoma removed, Dr. Tutino is here for you. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in microsurgeries. He has more than 12,000 successful surgeries under his belt and boasts a solid and successful career. Book your consultation NOW!

How is a lipoma removed?

A lipoma is non-cancerous, and you don’t have to remove it unless it presents with a cosmetic problem. A cosmetic problem means that it is on the exposed skin and does not look good. Primarily, dermatologists or plastic surgeons remove lipomas under local anesthesia. A local anesthetic is injected into the skin near the lipoma. It numbs the area and lets the surgeon remove it without inducing pain. Local anesthesia does not put you to sleep. You will be awake throughout the procedure. When you come to Dr. Tutino for your initial checkup, he will check the lipoma and the surrounding area. If he feels that the lipoma is big enough, he might schedule you to receive sedation during the procedure. 

What is lipoma removal surgery?

Dr. Tutino performs lipoma removal surgery if the lipoma is disturbing you. It usually happens if you feel pain in the area or for aesthetic reasons. Do not confuse lipoma, which is benign, with liposarcoma, a malignant tumour of the adipose tissue. The non-cancerous lipoma can occur anywhere on the body, e.g. thighs, chest, arms, armpits, neck, shoulders, and more. Studies have observed that men between the ages of 40 and 60 develop lipomas more than anyone else. When you come to Dr. Tutino for a lipoma removal surgery, he will numb the area and then surgically cut the lipoma. If there is fluid in the lipoma, Dr. Tutino will squeeze the content out.

What are the pros and cons of lipoma removal surgery?

Pros:
When you come to Dr. Tutino to surgically remove the lipoma, you stop it from getting any bigger. When Dr. Tutino removes the lipoma, he confirms that there is nothing cancerous about the growth. Also, after the lipoma removal surgery, you will feel more confident about your appearance and more comfortable in your skin. You won’t have to put up with the unnecessary pain and discomfort.

Cons:
Just like any surgery, lipoma removal surgery has the risk of infection or irritation. There will be a scar, albeit a tiny one, on the location of the lipoma. Dr. Tutino performs all his surgeries in a way that minimizes the scars. He also informs you about the aftercare of the wound so the scar wouldn’t be too unsightly and disappears quickly. Sometimes a lipoma recurs after its removal.
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What causes lipomas?

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There are still no known reasons for the development of lipomas. They may run in certain people or families. They are not preventable, and there are no symptoms that can tell you whether you might develop a lipoma in the future or not.

Why should you worry about a lump under the skin?

If the lipoma, or any other type of growth, is not cancerous, why should you want to remove it? The answer is simple. Even though some growths are benign, they can affect your blood vessels, nerves, and joints if they keep on growing. If the lipomas are deeper than the subcutaneous layer, they could cause various complications like bleeding and obstruction. As they keep on growing, the difficulties keep increasing. They may be in a spot where they could put pressure on an organ.

What happens during lipoma removal surgery?

The most common way to remove a lipoma permanently is through surgery. That is where Dr. Tutino comes in. He surgically removes the lipoma from the root. Typically, Dr. Tutino performs the procedure under local anesthesia, but he might choose general anesthesia depending on the location and lipoma size. His primary concern is his patient’s comfort and not feeling any pain through the procedure. He might make a small incision near the lipoma to remove the fat or use the incision and squeeze technique. Afterwards, he will close the incision with a stitch or two. Once he removes everything and cleans up the site, Dr. Tutino puts bandages on the site up. Unless the lipoma is too large, you will not need any drains put in.

What happens during lipoma removal surgery?

The most common way to remove a lipoma permanently is through surgery. That is where Dr. Tutino comes in. He surgically removes the lipoma from the root. Typically, Dr. Tutino performs the procedure under local anesthesia, but he might choose general anesthesia depending on the location and lipoma size. His primary concern is his patient’s comfort and not feeling any pain through the procedure. He might make a small incision near the lipoma to remove the fat or use the incision and squeeze technique. Afterwards, he will close the incision with a stitch or two. Once he removes everything and cleans up the site, Dr. Tutino puts bandages on the site up. Unless the lipoma is too large, you will not need any drains put in.

What is the Downtime After a Lipoma Removal Surgery?

There is minimal downtime after a lipoma removal surgery. There might be some discomfort, but it will not be for long. The discomfort lasts for a couple of days after the procedure, but it doesn’t stop performing your normal activities. Depending on the location of the lipoma, Dr. Tutino might ask you to wait for a couple of weeks before going back to your routine. 
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FAQ - top Lipoma Removal questions

Can you remove lipomas at home?

It is never a good idea to tackle any type of growth at home. You run the risk of injuring yourself, excessive bleeding, and scarring. Always go to a board-certified plastic surgeon for any removal procedures. The same is true for lipoma removal. When you come to Dr. Tutino, he will advise you on whether to have your lipoma surgically removed or take another course of action. 

What are the risks or potential side effects of lipoma removal?

Lipoma removal surgery has very few risks. It is an outpatient procedure, and you won’t have to stay overnight at the facility. Dr. Tutino ensures the safety of his patients at all times and has been very successful. Since it is a surgery, you might have some scarring, bruising and rarely might develop an infection. Dr. Tutino goes over these things with you during your initial consultation.

How long will your results last?

Although lipoma removal surgeries produce permanent results, there is still the possibility that a lipoma recurs or a new one forms near the previous one’s location. If the lipoma is large, the chances of recurrence grow. 

How painful is lipoma surgery?

The lipoma removal surgery is not painful at all. Dr. Tutino will give you local anesthesia to numb the area before the surgery. You might feel a little pressure, but no pain. If your lipoma is extensive, Dr. Tutino might advise general anesthesia.