Lipoma excision is a preferred procedure for the removal of a Lipoma or multiple Lipomas formed in different parts of the body. 

Here, we will gather the information to understand in detail how a lipoma is formed and what can be possibly done to remove Lipoma through excision. 

Lipoma Excision 

‘Lipoma’ is a common medical condition where the skin starts to push out from the body and form a bulge or fatty lump in its place. 

This requires a surgical process to carefully remove it using the ‘excision’ method. Thus, Lipoma excision means to use of one or more small-sized incisions to dissect the fatty lump and restore the natural skin. 

Lipoma Excision Procedure 

Lipoma excision surgery steps The operation steps of the Lipoma excision procedure include the following given steps. 

These are Anaesthesia, incision cut, removal of Lipoma with the help of curette, doing the final dressing and a Lipoma surgery biopsy, if needed. 

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Lipoma Excision Anaesthesia

Firstly, before starting the procedure of Lipoma excision surgery, the surgeon will give local anaesthesia to numb the area that surrounds the affected Lipoma. 

This anaesthesia is given just to numb a specific part of the body. Thus, the patient will be in complete consciousness. The patient is expected to feel slight pressure due to the anaesthesia dose but no pain. 

Lipoma Excision Incision

Now, to start with the surgery, the surgeon after accurately examining the lump, will cut approximately 3mm to 4mm. 

The size of the cut and how it is to be done is decided according to the lump formation which is different in each case. 

Lipoma Excision Surgery

After the cut is carefully made, the surgeon now using the curette, takes out the lipoma. the affected area and free the area of any infected lump. 

Finally, a medical dressing is done to keep the area clean and protected. Generally, no sutures are needed. 

Lipoma Excision Biopsy

After the surgery is done, though in most cases a biopsy is not taken into action. 

In other cases, the surgeon might conduct a biopsy test after the surgery is done to make sure of the complete success of the surgery as well as the proper removal of the lipoma. 

Lipoma Excision Complications

  • 1. Excessive scarring at or around the treated area
  • 2. Causing deformity 
  • 3. Fat embolism 
  • 4. Injury or damage to the adjacent structure 
  • 5. Hematoma 
  • 6. Seroma
  • 7. Ecchymosis

What are the possible risk factors after Lipoma excision? 

  • 1. Temporary bleeding 
  • 2. Temporary swelling in the treated area 
  • 3. Infection in the treated area
  • 4. Recurrence of Lipoma

Lipoma excision cost Generally, Lipoma surgery cost can be estimated between the range of Rs 24,000 to Rs 48,000. 

Though this is only an approximate idea, Lipoma excision cost can vary for each individual and the factors that vary are the number of Lipomas, Size of Lipomas, treatment opted, Surgeon’s fees, Hospital fees and other medical charges. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is a lipoma excision?

Lipoma excision is another quick name given to the Lipoma removal procedure. It is commonly used as a Lipoma removal treatment especially treating small-sized Lipomas where small-sized Lipomas are treated by making small incisions of 3mm. This procedure is painless and treats more than one lipoma in the body. 

Q. Is lipoma removal a major surgery?

This completely depends on the size of the Lipoma, the number of Lipomas and how deeply they are formed. 

A mild small-sized Lipoma, generally one or two in number required a minor surgical procedure. Whereas, larger-sized and multiple Lipomas can be considered part of a major Lipoma removal procedure. 

Q. Is lipoma excision painful?

Generally, Lipoma excision gives no pain as the suggested procedure done by an experienced surgeon is followed with complete precautions and carefully. 

The surgeon will give the patient local anaesthesia to numb the affected area before treating it. Thus, slight pressure is normally experienced by the patient but not any kind of pain. 

Q. How long does a lipoma excision take to heal?

Post Lipoma excision surgery, it takes one to two weeks for the wound to completely heal. Though, some recovery also depends upon the amount of scar tissue and the personal care taken by an individual patient. 

More often small sized Lipomas are found to have recovered within two weeks and larger lipomas may take up to 3 to 4 weeks to heal completely.  

Q. Do lipomas grow back after removal?

Lipoma, once removed through the surgical procedure, from a specific spot does not grow back in most cases. But, it is equally possible that a lipoma of the same size and shape can develop in some other part of the body. 

Thus, post knowing the symptoms, make sure to take immediate action if something similar appears. 

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