A lipoma is a fatty and non-cancerous lump that generally causes no symptoms or any serious disorders. Lipomas are situated under the skin and move quite easily under the application of pressure. They generally occur in the shoulders, neck, back, arms, thighs and abdomen. Doctors recommend surgical intervention if the lipomas are painful, growing or causing any other symptoms. The procedure is invasive in nature and performed by a surgeon who is assisted by a nurse. It involves the administration of local anaesthesia following which the lipoma is removed from the underlying tissue. After the completion of the procedure, the patient may be prescribed pain killers and antibiotics. Patients are advised to consult the doctor immediately if any soakage or bleeding occurs at the site. Book an appointment to know more about Lipoma Excision.
There are no specific instructions to be followed before the procedure.
This is an invasive procedure that usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size and type of lipoma. It is performed by the treating doctor with a nurse assisting at all times.
You will be asked to sign a consent form.
You are settled comfortably in an area where your privacy is respected throughout the procedure.
The site of the lipoma is exposed and the rest of the body is covered with a bedsheet/blanket.
The site is cleaned with Betadine solution.
Local anesthesia is administered via injection by doctor.
The General sugreon in Mangalore makes an incision at the site and removes the lipoma or cyst from the underlying tissue.
The lipoma / cyst sample is sent to the laboratory for a biopsy.
The site is disinfected again and sutured.
Finally, the area is covered with a waterproof dressing.
You must come back to OPD after a week for dressing and suture removal.
Post-procedure, you may be advised pain killers & antibiotics.
The site has to be kept dry You may sponge bathe.
Please wear loose clothing so as not to disturb the site.
In case you observe soakage or bleeding from the site, contact your doctor immediately.
There are no dietary restrictions after the procedure and you may resume normal activities.
Post the procedure, biopsy reports are issued after three days. Visit Manipal, the best general surgery centre in Mangalore.