A member asked:
is it safe to remove lipomas at home ? if so, where can i get anesthesia?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Ronald Achong answered
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not recommended: There are potential complications that can occur from the removal of the lipoma, like uncontrolled bleeding, cutting vital adjacent structures like blood vessels, nerves, tendons and organs. Also what medications and health issues do you have? Please have your procedure performed by a trained surgical team that can handle complications quick and effectively.
Answered on Sep 8, 2013
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas answered
29 years experience Anesthesiology
No : See a surgeon. It should be done safely and under sterile conditions.
Answered on Apr 25, 2015
Dr. Edwin Perez answered
19 years experience Anesthesiology
Lipoma: Theoretically yes. Large amounts of local anesthetic is available by prescription only. Plus u would need scalpels, sutures, etc. Let a professional do it.
Answered on Jan 20, 2017
Dr. Richard Pollard answered
30 years experience Anesthesiology
No: You cannot legally get the anesthetic drugs. The risk of infection and bleeding at the surgical site is too great for anyone to try this at home. Please talk to your local doctor.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
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