Date 22 Jul 2023
Have you ever noticed a small, soft, lump-like growth under your skin that moves when you press it? Chances are, it could be a lipoma! A lipoma is a common, non-cancerous growth of fat cells that typically develops just beneath your skin. While they may not be harmful, they can be unsightly or uncomfortable, especially when they occur in multiple places.
The good news is that lipoma excision, the surgical removal of lipomas, is a safe and effective treatment procedure, especially when done by a skilled plastic surgeon. With minimal scarring and excellent results, it’s no wonder that many people turn to plastic surgery for their lipoma removal needs. So, if you’re considering lipoma excision, read on to learn more about it.
Some of the people who have lipomas do not experience any symptoms. The characteristics of lipomas include the following:
Steroid injections, when used in the affected area, can help in shrinking the lipoma. This method can shrink the lipomas but cannot remove them completely.
This is another method that can be used for lipoma excision. Since lipomas are fat-based liposuction can help shrink them.
Local anaesthesia is administered to numb the area of the surgery. In case your lipoma is large or deep then you will be given general anaesthesia. Thus, you will not feel any pain during the surgery.
The cost of the procedure may vary on a case-to-case basis depending upon the procedure, and complexities associated with the disease. Lipoma removal cost may also vary based on any additional tests, anaesthesia, or follow-up care that may be required.
It is important to note that the cost of the procedure may be different for each patient, and it is best to consult with a healthcare provider for an estimate of the cost.
Lipoma excision is generally done by a plastic surgeon or a general surgeon. It is better to get it removed by a plastic surgeon as they can manage multiple lesions with minimal scarring. This means that if you have several lipomas that need to be removed, a plastic surgeon can remove them all in one surgery, resulting in less downtime and a quicker return to normal activities.
At Eternelle Aesthetics, we have highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeons who are well-equipped with the latest machines and tools to perform lipoma excision with the utmost precision and care.