Lipolysis injection is the latest non-surgical lipoma removal therapy that will dissolve lipoma on the spot through a drug injected into the lump. 

A lipoma is the concentric growth of fat cells in the subcutaneous layer beneath the skin. It is often mobile, ranging from 1- 10 cm, has slow growth and is rarely painful. Most lipomas develop on limbs, trunk, neck, shoulders and colon. In this article, you will find details about minimally invasive surgeries to remove lipoma and the other questions that might arise in your mind regarding various surgical procedures. 

Get to Know about your Lipoma

Before going into the details of the lipoma treatment procedure, it is essential  to know about the anatomical features of lipoma fat. The type of lipoma fat is characterised depending on the location in the body. Fatty tissue is characterised into types –

  1. 1. Deep fat 
  2. 2. Superficial fat
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For example, abdominal fat is Scarpa fascia, and facial fat is superficial musculoaponeurotic.

There areLumps of lipoma are formed by two versions of fatty tissues:

  • 1. Areolar fatty tissue
  • 2. Fibrous fats
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Treatment options to remove the lipoma 

  1. 1. Drugs
  2. 2. Liposuction
  3. 3. Surgery to remove the fat-forming lipoma
  4. 4. Injection lipolysis (Injections that dissolve excess fat)
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Drugs for lipoma

Homoeopathic Medicine- 

  1. 1. Thuja
  2. 2. Belladonna
  3. 3. Sulphur
  4. 4. Calcarea Carb- For overweight people, this medicine works well
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Before the administration of this drug for the treatment of lipoma, doctors access the following parameters in the patient: 

  • 1. Acidity
  • 2. Constipation
  • 3. Excess sweat 
  • 4. Cold sensitive
  • 5. Food craving 
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Treatment procedures for those lipomas visible from the naked eye are comparatively easier than lipomas that develop inside the body.

Liposuction:

Liposuction is the process of removing lipid tissues or fats from the body by applying pinching pressure. The fluency of this procedure depends on the consistency of fats that need to be removed. 

  • 1. Liposuction of areolar fat: Lipoma containing areolar fat is easy to remove. The areolar tissue layer is present inside but loosely arranged, so the areolar tissue can easily respond to the suction process.
  • 2. Liposuction of fibrous fat: the fibrous tissue found in the superficial layers; it’s quite tough and does not respond easily to the suction process.
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Liposuction and how it is carried out?

The liposuction procedure is carried out using a cannula and a surgical vacuum pump to suck the fat. The cannula is injected into the superficial fatty layer where there is excess fat and the vacuum machine is turned. The fat moves inside the cannula in response to the suction process; hence, the excess fat is removed from that particular region. This process has a success rate of 90 per cent, and the patient can resume normal life within 3 days. 

Treatment steps:

General or Local Anaesthesia

Before initiating the main procedure, the patients are administered anaesthesia. Depending on the type and location of lipoma, the doctor will determine which type of anaesthesia will be given to the patient- general or local anaesthesia. 

Incision

Depending on the depth and size of the lipoma, a 6mm – 8 mm cut is made over the swelled-up part to insert the cannula.

Cannula

The cannula is a hollow tube device inserted inside the body through the incision. Fat cells in that region are disintegrated, and a vacuum is applied to suck up the fats from the nearby region.

Vacuum

A surgical vacuum is connected to a cannula, which helps suck out excess fat via an attached syringe.

Techniques for Liposuction

There are several techniques for liposuction depending on the type of lipoma, location and depth of lump. 4 major liposuctions are,

  1. 1. Ultrasound-assisted
  2. 2. Tumescent liposuction
  3. 3. Laser-assisted
  4. 4. Power-assisted
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Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction

Uses ultrasound waves to break out the fat cells beneath the skin. The upgraded version of this technique is a laser-assisted technique which decreases the risk of injuries.

Tumescent Liposuction

Is based on a sterile saline solution containing lidocaine (an anaesthetic) and epinephrine (blood vessel constrictor) to break off the fat cell walls and disintegrate the fat cells.  

Laser-assisted therapy

Breaks fat cells using laser light energy. 

Power-assisted

Uses a vacuum and cannula to break off fat cells and suck them out of the body.

Liposuction time

How much time will it take to complete the whole Liposuction procedure?

The time for liposuction largely depends on the type of liposuction technique used and the area in which it is treated. Generally, the liposuction procedure takes 3 hours or less.

Complications associated with the liposuction recovery process

  1. 1. Cease smoking 4 weeks before your liposuction treatment to reduce the healing time and complications associated with liposuction due to smoke.
  2. 2. Body dysmorphic disorder- It is a psychological disorder which can affect the patients after observing the outcome of surgery.
  3. 3. Deep vein thrombosis is the most serious complication in which veins are badly affected during liposuction if the procedure is not followed well. 
  4. 4. Skin sensitivity
  5. 5. Internal wounds
  6. 6. Swelling
  7. 7. Contouring problems.
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Want to remove lipoma surgically?

Lipoma  excision or lipoma removal is a surgical process to remove lipoma. There are two ways to remove your lipoma surgically which include, direct excision and endoscopic excision Lipoma surgery involves giving a cut on lipoma under sterile conditions and removing the accumulated fatty tissues manually. The procedure is carried out by trained surgeons and anaesthesia is always administered prior to operation.

If you want to remove your lipoma, I strongly recommend Glamyo Health. Because the surgical procedure followed by Glamyo experts is minimally invasive, it will not require a large cut, rarely double stitches afterwards. Most importantly, the patient can return home the same day and resume his daily chores within 3 days. 

Injection Lipolysis

One of the most recent therapies for lipoma removal among all lipoma removal techniques is injection lypolysis. It is a non-invasive, no-stitch- no-cut procedure involving the combination of the chemical compound deoxycholate and phosphatidylcholine. This compound is administered subcutaneously into the lipoma to break off the fat cells. 

Follow-up and results

After the first session of lipolysis injection, you might experience some stinging sensation for the next few hours. This sensation fades with time and is almost over within a day.

Advantages of injection lipolysis over liposuction and other surgical methods:

  • 1. Less invasive
  • 2. Minimal downtime
  • 3. No surgery anxieties or homophobia
  • 4. No heavy instrumentation is involved in the procedure
  • 5. Least post-surgical complications 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is lipolysis? Is there any non-invasive treatment to remove lipoma?

Lipolysis is the process of the breakdown of fat or lipid cells. Injection lipolysis is a treatment that does not involve any cut on your skin and works by dissolving the fatty matter through drugs.

Q2. What is Injection Lipolysis?

Injection lipolysis is a recent lipoma removal treatment that disintegrates fat cells and breaks down the fat cell walls using a combination of chemical compounds deoxycholate and phosphatidylcholine. The combination is locally injected into the lipoma.

Q3. How Does Injection Lipolysis Work?

Injection lipolysis is the most recent therapy among all lipoma removal techniques. It is a non-invasive, no-stitch- no-cut procedure involving the combination of the chemical compound deoxycholate and phosphatidylcholine. This compound is injected directly into the lipoma to break off the fat cells. After the first session of lipolysis injection, you might experience some stinging sensation for the next few hours. This sensation fades with time and is almost over within a day.

Q5. What are the techniques that can remove lipoma?

Treatment options to remove the lipoma 

  1. 1. Drugs
  2. 2. Liposuction
  3. 3. Surgery to remove the fat-forming lipoma
  4. 4. Injection lipolysis (Injections that dissolve excess fat)
  5.  

Q6. Can my lipoma be removed through liposuction?

Yes, the most common process to remove lipoma is through liposuction. There are various techniques in liposuction through which lipoma is removed:

  • 1. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses ultrasound waves to break out the fat cells beneath the skin. The upgraded version of this technique is a laser-assisted technique which decreases the risk of injuries.

 

  • 2. Tumescent liposuction is based on a sterile saline solution containing lidocaine (an anaesthetic) and epinephrine (blood vessel constrictor) to break off the fat cell walls and disintegrate the fat cells.  
  • 3. Laser-assisted therapy breaks fat cells using laser light energy. 
  • 4. Power-assisted uses a vacuum and cannula to break off fat cells and suck them out of the body.
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Q7. How is liposuction done?

The liposuction procedure involves using a cannula and vacuum pump to suck the fat. The cannula is injected with excess fat into the superficial fatty layer, and the vacuum machine is turned ON. The fat moves inside the cannula in response to the suction process; hence, the excess fat is removed from that particular region. This process has a success rate of 90 per cent, and the patient can resume normal life within 3 days. 

Q8. What are post-surgical risk factors associated with liposuction?

Complications associated with the liposuction recovery process:

  1. 1. Cease smoking 4 weeks before your liposuction treatment to reduce the healing time and complications associated with liposuction due to smoke.
  2. 2. Body dysmorphic disorder- It is a psychological disorder which can affect the patients after observing the outcome of surgery.
  3. 3. Deep vein thrombosis is the most serious complication in which veins are badly affected during liposuction if the procedure is not followed well. 
  4. 4. Skin sensitivity
  5. 5. Internal wounds
  6. 6. Swelling
  7. 7. Contouring problems.
  8.  

Q10. How much time will it take for a complete liposuction procedure?

The time for liposuction largely depends on the type of liposuction technique used and the area in which it is treated. Generally, the liposuction procedure takes 3 hours or less.

Q11. What are the advantages of injection lipolysis over liposuction and other surgical methods?

Advantages of injection lipolysis over liposuction and other surgical methods:

  • 1. Less invasive
  • 2. Minimal downtime
  • 3. No surgery anxieties or homophobia
  • 4. No heavy instrumentation is involved in the procedure
  • 5. Least post-surgical complications 
  •  

Q12. What is inside a lipoma?

Before going into the details of the lipoma treatment procedure, it is essential to know about the anatomical features of lipoma fat. The type of lipoma fat is characterised depending on the location in the body. The fatty lumps are formed in two layers:

  1. 1. Deep fat 
  2. 2. Superficial fat
  3.  

For example, abdominal fat is Scarpa fascia, and facial fat is superficial musculoaponeurotic.

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