How is the lipoma removed?
A lipoma usually does not require treatment. However, if the lipoma causes discomfort or grows significantly, Dr. Harikiran Chekuri advises that you get it removed.
Treatments for lipoma removal in Hyderabad include:
Surgery: Most lipomas are surgically removed by making a small incision on the area and then squeezing it out. If the lipoma is large, a bigger incision will be required to remove it completely. Remission after removal is very rare. There can be a possibility of scarring and bruising.
Minimal excision extraction may cause less scarring. The incision length is 25% – 50% of the lipoma area in the minimal excision extraction procedure.
Lipoma removal is a simple surgical operation that can be performed on the arms, forehead, legs, and other body parts. The surgery is done after you are given local anesthetic injections. It takes between 20 and 45 minutes to remove a lipoma.
Liposuction: Some lipomas can also be removed with liposuction. Dr. Harikiran Chekuri will make a small incision on the lump and insert a thin tube. The fatty mass will then be sucked out of the body through the tube.
What is the cost of lipoma removal?
The cost of lipoma removal may vary depending on which city you are in, the hospital and its facilities, the type of surgery, and the severity of lipoma.
Lipoma removal cost in Hyderabad starts from Rs 4,000 to Rs 8000. But it depends on where you get the treatment from, the procedure and its length, the number of lipomas to be removed, and their stage.
Please speak with Dr. Harikiran Chekuri, a proficient plastic surgeon in Hyderabad, so that he can assess the severity of your lipoma condition and the procedure required.
What causes a lipoma?
The exact cause of lipomas is unclear. However, studies have shown that certain factors can increase a person’s likelihood of having lipoma. They are as follows:
- Gender: Lipomas are more common in men than in women
- Age: Lipomas are more common in middle-aged adults or those between the ages of 40 and 60
- Family history: People who have a family history of lipomas are more likely to develop them
- Medical issues: Gardner syndrome, Cowden syndrome, Adiposis Dolorosa, and Madelung disease are some of the medical conditions that increase the likelihood of having lipomas
Please visit Dr. Harikiran Chekuri, a highly-skilled plastic surgeon in Hyderabad, for diagnosing any unusual lump on your or your loved one’s body.
What are the tests involved in a lipoma diagnosis?
The following tests are required to determine if you have lipoma:
- A physical examination
- The removal of a tissue sample (biopsy) for laboratory testing
- If the lipoma is large, has odd features, or appears to be deeper than the fatty tissue, an X-ray or other tests, such as a CT scan or MRI, are recommended.
There is a slight possibility that a lump that looks like a lipoma is liposarcoma, a type of cancer. Liposarcomas are malignant tumors that develop quickly. They donot move beneath the skin and are frequently painful. If the doctor suspects liposarcoma, they will likely do a biopsy, an MRI, or a CT scan.
Lipomas are just fatty tumors that grow beneath the skin and are completely harmless. They usually do not cause any pain, and medical intervention is typically not needed unless you want to remove it for cosmetic reasons.
Sometimes they can become painful if they grow on top of a nerve or include many blood vessels.If they are physically troubling you, such as a lipoma on the underside of your thigh that makes it difficult to sit, you should consider having it removed.
If you or your loved one wants to have lipoma removal surgery, please do not hesitate to meet and talk to Dr. Harikiran Chekuri. He is a top-notch cosmetic and plastic surgeon in Hyderabad and is passionate about improving the quality of his patient’s lives.
What to expect after lipoma removal?
After lipoma removal, you may expect:
- Pain and swelling at the incision site
- Numbness or tingling near the incision
- Restriction of physical activity
- Follow-up appointments with the surgeon
- A small risk of infection
Recovery time may vary depending on the size and location of the lipoma and the surgical method used
Can I go to work after lipoma removal?
The length of time you need to take off from work after lipoma removal will depend on various factors such as the size of the lipoma, the location of the removal site, the type of surgical procedure performed, and your overall health.
Typically, most people can return to work within a few days to a week after lipoma removal if the removal site is not physically demanding. If you have a physically demanding job, you may need to take off up to 2 weeks or more.
Is lipoma removal major surgery?
Lipoma removal is typically considered a minor surgical procedure. It is typically performed under local anesthesia, meaning you are awake during the procedure but the removal site is numbed.
Is lipoma surgery painful?
The level of pain associated with lipoma removal surgery varies and depends on various factors such as the size and location of the lipoma, the type of surgery, and the individual’s pain tolerance. In general, local anesthesia is used during the procedure, which can minimize discomfort
Can I shower after lipoma removal?
Yes, you can shower after lipoma removal, but make sure to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your doctor to avoid any complications or infections.