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is it safe to remove lipomas at home ? if so, where can i get anesthesia?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
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
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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
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
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Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
In my experience, these tumors are often deeper and larger than expected by examination alone. Don't do it at home.
Dec 24, 2012
Dr. Richard Pollard
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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Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
36 years experience Anesthesiology
No: this is a very dangerous idea.
Answered on Jun 19, 2015

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Dr. Robert Jackson
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Anesthesia: It can be local or general. It is usually the doctor that decides.
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