Doctors Name

Dr. Harikiran Chekuri


Doctors Specialization

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, and Hair Transplantation 


Patient Details

Name:  Raghu Babu

Age: 36



  • Painless swellings over the back
  • Numbness and difficulty in moving hand


An Overview Of The Case

Mr. Raghu Babu, a 36-year male patient, came to our state-of-the-art Redefine Plastic Surgery & Hair Transplant Centre with a painless lump on his back that was easily moving under the skin. The patient also complained of difficulty in hand movement and numbness.

After a complete examination, the highly-skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Harikiran Chekuri, recommended ultrasound & FNAC (Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology).

The FNAC of the affected area revealed the growth of mature fat cells suggesting lipoma. Dr. Harikiran briefed the patient about the condition. After taking informed consent, Dr. Harikiran ensured the patient received safe and advanced lipoma removal in Hyderabad. The patient was given general anesthesia before being operated on.


Tests Performed

  • Medical history and physical exam
  • FNAC
  • Ultrasound
  • Biopsy

Dr. Harikiran Chekuri, among the best plastic surgeons in Hyderabad, says that depending on individual cases, doctors may recommend the following tests to rule out other issues:

  • CT-scan
  • MRI-scan

Dr. Chekuri adds that in most cases, a biopsy is not necessary. But the doctor may take a small sample of the lump to examine under a microscope to make sure that it is not malignant.



Pre-operative imaging examinations revealed an enclosed mass ofmature fat cells suggestive of lipoma.


Treatment – Invasive Lipoma Removal Surgery

After administering the required anesthetics, Dr. Chekuri made an incision on the skin above the lipoma and meticulously dissected away fatty tissue. He combined the dissection with the “press and squeeze” technique.

After completely removing the lipoma, he carefully closed the incision with dissolving sutures.


Post Treatment Guidelines

Mr. Babu was advised to avoid any intense activity or exercise until the surgical wound had healed. He was also advised to keep the surgery area dry until the wound had scabbed entirely.


Post-Operative Assessment

Mr. Raju Babu’s surgery wound had healed on his follow-up 2 weeks after the procedure. The numbness had disappeared, and he had regained complete movement in his hands.


Patient’s Feedback

Mr. Babu was pleased with the post-operative results. He said that the lipoma had started as a small lump at first, and he had not noticed it as it grew gradually until it suddenly started growing quickly.

He said, “I had started feeling embarrassed to go out. Although people in my personal and professional life knew of my condition, I felt awkward in social situations and always felt like people were staring at my back.”

He had also been concerned about theplastic surgery cost in Hyderabad but is very satisfied with the safe and cost-effective treatment provided by the Redefine teamof specialists.

“I feel fortunate that I was referred to the top-notch hair and skin specialist, Dr. Harikiran Chekuri. I cannot thank him enough for literally taking a huge burden off my back. I feel back to my confident self, and I am able to engage myself in my favorite events once again.”