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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
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
8 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

this is a very dangerous idea.

In brief: No

this is a very dangerous idea.
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
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Dr. Edwin Perez
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Edwin Perez
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Dr. Steve Martinez
In my experience, these tumors are often deeper and larger than expected by examination alone. Don't do it at home.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

See a surgeon. It should be done safely and under sterile conditions.

In brief: No

See a surgeon. It should be done safely and under sterile conditions.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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