Lipoma Removal Surgery In Bangalore

Lipomas are fatty lumps that form beneath the skin. They are common, and the majority of lipomas are harmless and do not require removal. They are sometimes surgically removed for cosmetic reasons or if they cause pain. They rarely return following surgery.

Lipoma removal surgery in Bangalore is performed by an expert cosmetic dermatologist at Charma Clinic and is often a minor treatment, although it might be more invasive if a patient has several lipomas or if they are particularly large.

Benefits of Lipoma Removal

  • A person can permanently remove those undesirable lipomas that have troubled them for so long.
  • One can improve their appearance by having those unsightly lipomas removed, especially if they are on the neck or face.
  • One can get an accurate diagnosis of lipomas and ensure that they are not cancerous.
  • Lipoma surgery can help patients feel more comfortable in appearance and attitude.
  • One may relieve any pain or inflammation produced by lipomas (which are usually painless).

Consult the best dermatologist in Bangalore at Charma Clinic for more details on the diagnosis and treatment of lipoma. 

What is Lipoma?

Lipoma is a common, noncancerous fat cell development that forms a lump under the skin. These are normally painless and slow-growing. They can arise anywhere on the body where there is fat tissue, although they are most commonly found on the neck, shoulders, back, arms, and thighs. Lipomas are commonly round or oval, with diameters ranging from extremely small to many centimetres. While they are normally harmless, some people may prefer to have them removed for cosmetic reasons if they cause discomfort, or if they are in a region where movement is difficult.

How to Prepare for Lipoma Removal Surgery?

It is often beneficial to follow the following guidelines provided by Lipoma Removal Doctor in Bangalore at Charma Clinic before undergoing lipoma treatment:

  • Avoid shaving or waxing the region around the lipoma for at least a month before the treatment day
  • Use no as-pirin, ibupr-ofen, or other blood thinners 72 hours before treatment
  • Take a germicidal soap bath on the day of treatment
  • If an individual has decided to have a lipoma surgically removed, visit the clinic on an empty stomach. For at least 9 hours, do not eat or drink anything
  • It is also critical to ensure that one does not have any other health issues in addition to lipoma or liposarcoma.

Treatment Options for Lipoma Treatment in Bangalore

There are various lipoma treatment options available, but lipoma treatment is normally only required if the lipoma is causing discomfort, growing rapidly, or is in a region that causes cosmetic problems or movement limitations. Among the treatment options are:

  • Observation: Lipomas may not always require treatment and might be left alone if they are not causing any problems. The doctor may advise patients to keep an eye on the lipoma for any changes in size or symptoms.
  • Surgical excision: Lipoma removal surgery, also known as Lipoma Excision Surgery in Bangalore, is the most common treatment for lipomas. The doctor will make an incision in the skin and remove the lipoma during this surgery. The treatment is often performed under local anaesthesia and takes less than an hour to complete. In the majority of cases, the wound is stitched up, and patients can go home the same day.
  • Steroid injections: The doctor may consider injecting a steroid medicine into the lipoma to lessen its size and symptoms in specific cases.

Consult, Dr. Rajdeep Mysore for more details on Lipoma Treatment in Bangalore and which treatment option is suitable to one's unique needs.

What Does Lipoma Removal Surgery Involve?

  1. Most lipomas under 5 cm in size can be removed under local anaesthesia. Larger lipomas may necessitate surgical removal under general anaesthesia. 
  2. Local anaesthesia is used to provide analgesia, decrease the risk of bleeding, and cut a plane around the lipoma capsule.
  3. An incision is made over the lipoma, which doctors strive to keep as short as possible and squeeze out through the incision.
  4. Lipomas frequently have arms that stretch outward like ginger (pseudopodia). To limit the chance of recurrence, all of the lipoma's pseudopodia must be excised.
  5. Sutures are used to seal the skin. 
  6. Dressings should be worn for at least a week.
  7. Non-dissolvable sutures dissolve in 7–10 days. (Dissolvable sutures can be used in specific cases).

Ideal Candidates for Lipoma Removal

Lipomas do not usually need to be removed. The doctor may advise surgery if a patient finds out that their lipoma is:

  • Getting bigger 
  • Causing discomfort
  • Irritating them cosmetically.

After Lipoma Removal

The recovery will be affected by the extent of the procedure. If the symptoms are minor, patients may be able to return home soon after surgery with little or no limits on their activities, as long as they protect their wounds. If there are large, deep, or many lipomas, patients may need to rest at home for a longer period to allow their wounds to heal before returning to their normal activities. A doctor will provide patients with incision care suggestions to ensure a safe recovery and the best possible results. If one has questions about Lipoma Surgery Cost in Bangalore, book a visit at Charma Clinic. The doctors at the clinic can help with the cost of the procedure as the cost of the procedure will vary based on the patient's concern, type of lipoma, amount of lipoma, and types of treatment chosen to remove them. Consult now for more details.

Risks Associated with Lipoma Removal

  • Systemic spread of lipoma: Some lipomas can spread to other parts of the body. Depending on the cell type and extent of the lipoma's invasion, additional surgery or treatment may be required.
  • Recurrence of lipoma: In rare cases, lipoma might reappear after surgical removal. Additional treatment or surgery may be required.
  • Healing issues: Certain medical conditions, dietary supplements, and medications may delay or interfere with healing. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight may experience a delay in healing, which may result in incisions coming apart, infection, and tissue changes, requiring additional medical care, surgery, and prolonged hospitalizations. Patients who have diabetes or are taking medications such as steroids regularly may experience prolonged healing issues.
  • Skin discolouration or swelling: Bruising and swelling are common side effects. The skin around the surgical site may appear lighter or darker than the surrounding skin. Although uncommon, swelling and skin discolouration can last for a long time and, in rare cases, be permanent.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is susceptible to lipomas?

They can happen at any age, from puberty to old age, but they are more common in middle-aged people. They have an equal effect on both sexes.

What are the characteristics of lipomas?

Lipomas are dome-shaped or egg-shaped lumps that range in size from 2 cm to 10 cm (some can get larger). The lumps are distinctive. They are silky-smooth, and they move effortlessly under the skin with the fingers. The sensation is described as "rubbery" or "doughy" by some. The skin around the tumour appears normal. Lipomas rarely produce symptoms such as discomfort, itching, or a sense of pressure.

What causes lipomas?

Although the aetiology is unknown, the propensity to develop lipomas appears to be inherited, and many individuals have a family history of the tumours. Lipoma growth can be triggered by an injury, such as a direct blow to the body.

When should an individual consult a doctor about a lipoma?

If a person finds an unusual bulge on the body, consult a doctor for a diagnosis. It could be a harmless lipoma, but there is always the possibility that it is a symptom of a more serious condition.

It could be a malignant liposarcoma. This is more painful and grows faster than a lipoma. Other symptoms to discuss with the doctor are the size of the lump, whether the lump becomes firm or immovable, and if there are any additional skin changes along with pain.

Can lipomas become cancerous?

Lipomas are benign, which means they have no chance of developing into cancer. Lipoma might resemble liposarcoma, a rare type of cancer that grows in the area of fat.

For more details, consult Top Lipoma Surgery Doctor in Bangalore at Charma Clinic.

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The word Charma means skin in Sanskrit and other Indian languages. Charma was conceptualised in the summer of 2013 as a centre to treat dermatological problems. It was started in Chirag Hospital, a small nursing home in South Bengaluru.

Charma Clinic

Chirag Hospital, 3rd floor, #1635, 17th main, J P Nagar 2nd phase, Bengaluru - 560078

Clinic Timings

Monday to Saturday : 9.30AM to 7.30PM
Sunday : Closed!