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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Ask Benefits person: The person in charge of benefits at the insurance company, or one's primary care doctor, should know the answer to questions about whether or not a pa ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Lipoma Removal: Lipomas are benign tumor that consist primarily of fatty tissue with varying amounts of fibrous connective tissue. They can be solitary or multiple, a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Orr
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes, may not get it: You can ask your surgeon for sedation for lipoma excision. Whether or not you get it depends on 1) your wishes after discussing it 2) your surgeons pr ... Read More
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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Yes,: you can
Dr. Karen Sibert
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes you may: But it depends on the size and location of the lipoma whether sedation is really a good idea. A small lipoma can easily removed under local anesthesia ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Same as w/any surger: Common issues are infection, bleeding & scarring. Less common would be nerve damage leading to (permanent) numbness in the surrounding area. Of course ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Depends on size: And location, but usually nothing more than scar and possibly a depression where the mass used to be, if it is superficial in the subcutaneous layer. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Megan Jack
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Multiple lipomas: These are sometimes difficult to treat and minimize scars if there are multiple. Lipomas tend to be benign so luckily a large incision is often not re ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Depends on location: Usual risks of surgery are infection, bleeding, anesthesia, and injury to adjacent organs. If the lipoma is located close to vital structures, the ri ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Get it checked: Get surgical site checked by a health care professional to see if there is any change of the wound due to trauma.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Oral pain: Medications such as norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) vicodin, or tylenol #3, can be prescribed. For milder pain, try Ibuprofen or acetaminophen ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Healing starts : Almost immediately, and takes up to one year.

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