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Lipoma Removal Complications
Lipomas are benign tumor that consist primarily of fatty tissue with varying amounts of fibrous connective tissue. They can be solitary or multiple, and may run in families.
Small lipomas of the skin are removed as an office procedure under local. Larger lipomas or lipomas located deep may require anesthesia and a more formal surgical setting. ...Read more
Lipomas are benign tumor that consist primarily of fatty tissue with varying amounts of fibrous connective tissue. They can be solitary or multiple, and may run in families. Small lipomas of the skin are removed as an office procedure under local. Larger lipomas or lipomas located deep may require anesthesia and a ...Read more
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 (numbing medicine that is injected). With larger lipomas, local anesthesia alone may not be enough. I've been involved with cases where full general anesthesia was needed. Talk to your surgeon and see what he/she recommends. ...Read more
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, it also depends upon surrounding area, underlying blood vessels & nerves as well as experience of physician. Big picture perspective: most lipoma excisions are pretty low risk, at least compared to brain, heart & abdominal surgery. ...Read more
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 required. Your best best is to be evaluated by a plastic or general surgeon with experience in removing multiple lipomas then follow a strict scar regimen after surgery to optimize the results! ...Read more
4-6 weeks: For the scar to heal to about the same average strength the rest of your skin has. The scar will always be remodeling itself for life, but, after the 4-6 week period, most people will not notice any difference in the scar vs. The rest of their skin. ...Read more
Drains not for all: And are used at the discretion of your surgeon. If there is a large cavernous space, drains are usually employed. If there is not, then you do not need them. ...Read more
Does spermatic cord lipoma removal, lead to potential hydrocele formation? I just underwent a varicocelectomy
It may.: Infrequent but a known issueGet a more detailed answer ›
Can I get insurance to cover multiple lipoma removal? I found 76, 9 bother me enough for removal due to size I bump them & have occ. Nerve pain.
After lipoma removal l have numbness over the top of head. ..L have been told l have superorbital palsy...Will it recover?
Most likely: If you are within the first 3 months I would not worry. If longer than 6 months may not return. ...Read more
Two months ago I had a lipoma removal on my forehead. It now looks and feels larger than before. I can move it around under the skin like previously.
I had a lipoma removal from my scalp on Tuesday. I am having sharp shooting pains in the back of my head and hot, burning sensation near incision.
Have a look: You had a skin lipoma removed from your scalp. These are usually only removed for pain or large size. Ask someone to have a look at the incision. Sometimes the lymphatic drainage is involved. If the invision is red and hot and angry looking yoy may need antibiotics. Office based procedures like any other procedures have infection risk. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Do I have to have the lipoma on my arm removed of its growing and how is the removal preformed step by step?
Maybe: Normally small asymptomatic lipomas do not need to be removed other than for cosmetic reasons. However if you have a lump under the skin that is tender, painful, or growing rapidly it should probably be removed and biopsied. Usually this can be done in an office setting with local anesthesia. An incision is made, the lump is identified and removed and then the skin is closed with sutures. ...Read more
Can lipomas turn into sarcomas? If constant pain has developed will my pcp prescription pain medication until removal of it? If so would work best for the pain
Yes rare occasions: It is possible a long standing lipoma transform to lipo-sarcoma, fortunately it is rare. ...Read more
The tissue around the removed lipoma had some bruising and the body is responding with fluid into the hematoma to absorb it.
Early on ice may help, layer2-3 days a heating pad may help. ...Read more
32 yo fmale, since removal of a lipoma in march I have had a discharge clear to milky from both breast, cure or explanations?
Coincidence: Removal of a lipoma would have no effect on your breasts. Differentiating nipple discharge (pathologic) from secretion (physiologic) can be tricky. Favoring the latter includes fluid from both breasts especially if its not spontaneous and emanating from multiple duct orifices. If it is truly milk this may indicate elevated prolactin levels. Bottom line: go see your gyne for a formal evaluation. ...Read more
6 yrs ago abdominal lipoma. Vertical cut-3 hernia surgeries after last surg. Placed mesh and last wk much discomfort. What's next? Following the removal of my abdominal tumor, I developed a hernia 3 months later- had laproscopic hernia repair. Few months la
See your surgeon: If the problem is discomfort, it may not be related to the hernia, rather scar tissue. If you think the hernia is back, see a surgeon with experience in abdominal wall reconstruction, including perforator soaring techniques for "component separation". Not sure what you need however without a complete evaluation - history, exam, review old records and ct scans. ...Read more
How long should the testicle be hard and swollen and inguinal hernia repair and removal of a cord lipoma? Little to no pain just hard and swollen.
Scrotum swelling: Is normal, but you should not have testicular hardness or swelling. Show it to surgeon to make sure that blood supply to testicle is intact. ...Read more
Had laproscopic removal of gallbladder and multiple lipomas in abdomen, 3day post OP, bright red raised rash, that are oozing. No response to Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
The main ones are se: Seroma or hematoma.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi, I have problem with lipomas, j have a lot, over 100, it, s genetics problem. What should I change??
Multiple familial: Multiple familial lipomatosis is an autosomal dominant disorder usually with generational 1st degree relatives affected. Lipomas are asymmetric and not associated with any other symptoms. If one person alone is affected it likely is a new mutation. Surgical removal for cosmetic reasons is indicated. ...Read more
Larger than you want: First make sure your doc agrees its a lipoma. Other things benign or cancerous may be confused with lipoma. While lipomas are very rarely cancerous, any lipoma bigger than 3 inches should be removed completely especially ones that are on the arms or legs. ...Read more
It's unknown.: Lipomas are extremely common, benign fatty tumors that typically appear on the truck, arms and or thighs. They are typically slow growing, soft lumps just under the skin that appear in middle age. The cause is not really known, although there may be a familial predisposition. The only way to get rid of one is by surgery, but often they are just left alone. ...Read more
Fatty tumor: A lipoma is composed of fatty tissue and is a common soft tissue benign tumor. Lipomas are generally found underneath the skin in the fatty layer, are soft to the touch, usually movable, and are generally painless. They can be removed surgically as an outpatient, many times under a local anesthetic (depending on location). You may read of new procedures, their long term success are unproved. ...Read more
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