Lipomas are fatty tumors, masses or lumps that grow beneath the skin. Lipomas can form in many different places on the body. These growths are usually benign or non-cancerous. Sometimes these masses can get infected, cause pain or create cosmetic problems. Lipoma removal operations are one of the most common operations that we perform.
Pain or discomfort at the area of the mass
Drainage or infection
Redness or changes in skin color
Limited range of motion
You may need lab work or imaging studies such as an ultrasound, MRI or CT scan before your operation.
Lipoma REMOVAL SURGERY
An incision is made near the mass site and the lipoma is removed. The skin is closed with stitches or surgical glue. The operation usually takes less than an hour. Patients usually go home the same day of the operation.