Neo TrueNorth Hospitals
Neo TrueNorth

Understanding Lipoma Removal:

Lipoma removal is a surgical procedure aimed at removing benign growths of fatty tissue known as lipomas. Lipomas are usually harmless and often painless, but they can sometimes grow large enough to cause discomfort, interfere with movement, or affect one’s appearance. Lipoma removal may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to alleviate symptoms associated with larger or bothersome lipomas.

Indications for Removal:

Lipoma removal may be recommended for patients with the following conditions:

  • Symptomatic Lipomas: Lipomas that cause pain, discomfort, or restriction of movement due to their size or location.
  • Cosmetic Concerns: Lipomas that are cosmetically bothersome or affect one’s self-confidence due to their appearance.
  • Suspicion of Malignancy: Lipomas that exhibit atypical features or changes suggestive of malignancy upon clinical examination or imaging studies.

The Surgical Procedure:

At Neo TrueNorth, lipoma removal procedures are performed by our skilled dermatologists or surgeons using various techniques depending on the size, location, and characteristics of the lipoma:

  • Evaluation: The healthcare provider evaluates the lipoma’s size, location, and characteristics to determine the most appropriate removal method.
  • Local Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is typically administered to numb the area around the lipoma, ensuring patient comfort during the procedure.
  • Excision: Surgical excision involves making an incision over the lipoma, removing the fatty tissue, and closing the incision with sutures.
  • Liposuction: Liposuction may be used for smaller, more superficial lipomas, where a cannula is inserted through a small incision to suction out the fatty tissue.
  • Minimal Scarring Techniques: Whenever possible, our healthcare providers employ techniques to minimize scarring, such as making incisions in natural skin creases or using cosmetic closure methods.

Postoperative Care:

Following lipoma removal surgery, patients receive comprehensive postoperative care and wound management instructions:

  • Wound Care: Instructions on wound care, including keeping the incision site clean and dry, changing dressings as directed, and avoiding excessive movement or pressure on the area.
  • Pain Management: Over-the-counter pain relievers or prescribed medications may be recommended to manage postoperative discomfort.
  • Activity Restrictions: Patients may be advised to avoid strenuous activities or heavy lifting for a certain period to promote optimal healing.
  • Follow-Up: Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor healing progress, assess the incision site, and discuss any concerns or complications.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Your Lipoma Removal:

  • Expertise: Our experienced dermatologists and surgeons specialize in lipoma removal procedures, providing expert care and personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs.
  • Safety: We prioritize patient safety and use advanced surgical techniques and equipment to minimize risks and complications associated with lipoma removal.
  • Cosmetic Outcome: We strive to achieve optimal cosmetic outcomes by employing meticulous surgical techniques and scar management strategies.
  • Patient-Centered Care: We understand the importance of patient comfort, satisfaction, and peace of mind throughout the lipoma removal process, providing compassionate care and support every step of the way.

At Neo TrueNorth, we are dedicated to providing exceptional dermatological and surgical care for lipoma removal, helping you achieve relief from symptoms and restoring confidence in your appearance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our lipoma removal procedures.

Meet Our Experts

Dr Kiran Petkar

Plastic Surgeon, Cosmetologist

Dr Keertana Devasani

General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgeon, Burn Surgeon, Diabetic Foot Surgeon, Cosmetologist