Lipomas are benign growths of fat cells that form beneath the skin. While usually harmless, they can sometimes cause discomfort and pain due to their size or location. Surgical removal, or excision, is often recommended if a lipoma becomes bothersome or concerning.
Before the operation, a consultation with a doctor is essential. Lipoma and large sebaceous cyst often need to be differentiated. Doctor will examine the lipoma, assess its size, location, and potential risks associated with surgery. Additionally, they might inquire about medical history and ongoing medications to ensure a safe procedure.
Prior to surgery, patients may be advised to avoid blood-thinning medications or supplements.
The Surgical Procedure
While rare, complications may include infection, bleeding (hematoma), nerve damage, or recurrence of the lipoma.
Surgical removal of lipomas is a common and generally safe procedure. However, it’s important to consult a healthcare professional to discuss individual risks and benefits. Understanding the operation process, preparing adequately, and following postoperative instructions are vital for a smooth recovery.
Note: One Stop Medical Center provides the service of lipoma removal surgery. We have two office locations in Edina, Minnesota, and Casselberry, Florida. If you are interested in lipoma removal, please call us at 1-888-992-0019.