Lipoma removal London

An overgrowth of fat cells causes soft-tissue lumps known as lipomas to form. Lipoma removal surgery involves an anaesthetic before a small incision across the tumour where the mass is extracted before the wound is stitched back up and bandaged. Scarring for this procedure is minimal, and the recovery time is hasty.

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Lipoma Removal

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What is Lipoma?

Adipose tumours are benign soft, dome-shaped tumours that form under the skin layer and protrude outwards in the shape of lumps. These lumps are commonly quite soft and squishy and can change shape when touched. Lipomas store fat tissue and can form anywhere on the body. For example, they typically develop on your neck, shoulders, abdomen, arms, and thighs. Though benign tumours usually grow pretty slowly, their overall size can range quite heavily from a small pea to a large golf ball. 

Why Should You Remove Lipoma?

Many people choose to remove adipose tumours for cosmetic reasons. Since they usually don’t disappear on their own, it is generally easier and more cost-effective to remove them while they are small so they don’t create further issues. Broader lipomas may cause discomfort, tenderness, pain, or itch as they grow, especially in pressure-sensitive areas like the spine or armpit.

What Takes Place in Lipoma Treatment?

Firstly, the surgeon will generally administer a local anaesthetic for surgical excision before incurring your skin to cut the fat lump. After which, the surgeon may send the removed lump for examination to find any signs of cancer or other pathogens. Finally, the surgeon with stitching then seals your wound before applying a bandage to prevent bleeding.

For non-surgical treatments, cryotherapy is used to eliminate your lipoma. Usually applied using a spray gun, liquid nitrogen is administered to your lipoma, freezing it. After one to two minutes, your affected skin should return from a pale white colour to its normal pigmentation as it thaws out. Your surgeon may repeat this process if the lesion is large enough.

In the next few days, a scab will form. This scab should take one to two weeks to fall off, leaving the treated area looking relatively normal. A full recovery is common after some time. However, some minor scarring or colour loss can appear. Depending on the nature of your lipoma, more than one cryotherapy treatment may be necessary for the surgeon to remove all visible lesions from your skin.

What Happens After Lipoma Excision?

You will usually not need to stay the night at our clinic. However, your complete recovery may take up to two weeks, but it will be possible for you to return to work after your anaesthetic has worn off, assuming your job does not include any manual work such as an office job. You must refrain from exercise or strenuous activities for two weeks, including a labour intensive job.

What Happens After Lipoma Cryotherapy Treatment?

Your doctor will provide advice on how to care for your wound while it is healing and may suggest using vaseline, patting the wound dry if it becomes wet and advising you to refrain from picking the scab, all to reduce the chances of any scarring.

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Frequently Asked Questions Lipoma Removal (FAQs)

What are lipomas?

A lipoma is a benign lump of fatty tissue that grows just under the skin. These soft, rubbery masses are generally harmless and move easily when touched.

What do lipomas look like?

Lipomas typically present as soft, doughy lumps just below the skin's surface. Pulse Light Clinic can help you visualise the appearance of lipomas and understand their distinct characteristics.

What do lipomas feel like?

When touched, lipomas feel soft and rubbery. Their characteristic mobility sets them apart.

What causes lipomas?

An overgrowth of fat cells causes lipomas. In addition, the size of lipoma typically increases statically over time as we age. However, the majority of adipose tumours are harmless and quite normal.

Though the exact reason they develop is unknown, we know that there is a genetic or hereditary component and that adipose tumours tend to stick around once formed. It is currently suspected that high-impact injuries may assist in the cause behind the formation of lipomas.

Above all, adipose tumours are most prevalent in adults aged forty to sixty years old and are slightly more common in men than women.

Are lipomas cancerous or not?

Lipoma lumps are fatty tumours located just below the skin. However, It isn't cancer and is usually harmless.

Do lipomas go away?

No, lipomas do not tend to go away naturally.