A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that often feels like a small grape or a piece of soft cheese. At Vitals Skin and Hair Clinic in Bangalore, Lipoma removal surgery is a common surgical procedure that is used to remove lipomas, which are benign tumour that are made up of fatty tissue. Lipomas are usually found underneath the skin, and they can cause pain, swelling, and discomfort.
A lipoma is a tumour which is composed of adipose tissues. This tumour is benign and is made up of body fat. It is soft to touch and painless in most cases when touched. Hence, it is not life-threatening in most occurrences. The occurrence of lipoma is not age-specific, but reports suggest that they are commonly found in adults between 40 to 65 years old. There are also several cases reported wherein lipomas were found in adults younger than 40 years old and in children too. The size of lipomas varies between 0.5 centimetres to 6 centimetres, but some rare cases have had lipomas as big as 10 centimetres. Lipoma treatment in Bangalore offers the best treatment by our qualified surgeons.
Types Of Lipomas
Since they occur anywhere in the human body, they have been classified into various subtypes on their characteristics. We have elaborated a few below for your understanding.
Adeno-lipomas – these are the ones linked with the major sweat glands in our bodies.
Chondroid lipomas – These are a little more deep-seated than some other forms of lipomas. They are yellow in colour and mostly occur in women.
Hibernomas – These are the ones that are made up of brown fat in the body.
Intradermal Spindle Cell Lipomas – These occur on the head, neck, upper and lower extremities and are mostly diagnosed in women.
Neural Fibro Lipomas – These are the ones that occur as fatty tissues alongside the nerve trunk. Since the occurrence is along the trunk, it usually compresses the nerves, giving rise to many more health issues.
Spindle Cell Lipomas – These are slow-growing tumours that are usually found on the back, neck and shoulders of older men.
Causes for Lipoma
The cause of lipomas is majorly not known, however, studies conducted on some patients suggest that they could be hereditary. Studies also suggest a correlation between the HMG- IC genes which was initially only related to obesity in humans.
Lipoma Treatment Procedures:
Treatment, most of the time, is not necessary if the lipomas are painless and do not interfere with our usual movements. However, in case the presence of lipomas results in obstruction in usual movements of the body or pain due to obstructions, it is highly recommended that you get them removed. Usually, the specialist would take a sample by surgically removing one of the lipomas to run a lab test to confirm the tumour is not dangerous. Other than that, patients can get them removed if the size of the lipomas increases drastically or for aesthetic reasons in our VitalsKlinic.
Removal of lipomas is a small surgery under local anaesthetic. This is the most recommended procedure as it leaves very little chance of re-occurrence of lipomas. In case the lipomas are small and soft and are connected to a connective tissue component, liposuction can be done. Liposuction leaves less scarring, however, there are chances that this process could fail to remove the entire tumour and this could lead to the re-occurrence of lipomas. There are newer methods that allow the removal of lipomas by injecting steroids that activate lipolysis. This process shrinks the lipomas and it doesn’t really remove them completely. Lipolytic injections or Injection lipolysis is another method of treating lipomas. Here the solution is injected to destroy fat cells that cause lipomas. Vitalsklinic provides the best lipoma treatment in Bangalore.
Best Lipoma Treatment In Bangalore
lipoma is a tumour which is composed of adipose tissues. This tumour is benign and is made up of body fat. It is soft to touch and painless in most cases when touched. Hence, it is not life-threatening in most occurrences.
When you consult our expert dermatologist at Vitals Skin and Hair Clinic in Bangalore they shall examine your condition, take detailed history of your concern ,explain to you the causes and assess if your ideal candidate for lipoma removal surgery.
How is the procedure done?
Lipoma removal surgery is a relatively simple procedure that can be performed at Vitals Skin and Hair Clinic in Bangalore. The surgery involves making a small incision in the skin so that the tumour can be removed. The incision will be closed with stitches, and the patient will be given a bandage to protect the wound.
How is Lipoma Diagnosed?
Lipomas are commonly diagnosed during physical examination and other tests by our expert dermatologist at Vitals Skin and Hair Clinic in Bangalore. They can develop as an individual growth or as multiple tumours.
How is Lipoma removed?
Lipomas are usually removed by surgical method by our expert dermatologist at Vitals Skin and Hair Clinic in Bangalore. We pay special attention at maintaining the equipment and accessories to ensure the highest level of hygiene during surgery, we use standard equipment that is sanitized on a regular basis to ensure utmost hygiene conditions, and electro-surgery generators and accessories are used during surgery for surgically cutting the affected area and to control bleeding caused by coagulation. We, at Vitals Skin and Hair Clinic use the latest version of these generators and accessories for surgery.
What is the cost of Lipoma removal?
The cost of Lipoma removal at Vitals Skin and Hair Clinic in Bangalore varies depending on many factors, including the number of tumours, the size of the tumours, the location of the tumours, and other factors.
What is the recovery time?
It can be difficult to predict the patient’s usual recovery time because recovery depends on the patient’s initial condition.
Common places where they occur?
Lipomas can develop anywhere on the body, so they usually develop on the arms, forearms, abdomen, thighs, and forehead.
What are the symptoms?
Lipomas are usually painless. They may cause tingling or numbness. Sometimes they may be accompanied by weakness and trouble with movement.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical removal of the tumour. This is the most common method. Liposuction is a safe and effective way to remove lipomas. Liposuction is done with a surgical knife or cannula.
Is it necessary to remove it?
Lipomas are not dangerous. However, they can cause discomfort and deformities when they become large. They can also cause problems if they are too close to the blood vessels.
What are the causes for lipoma?
A lipoma occurs as a result of the overgrowth of adipose tissues at various locations in the human body. The body can produce extra fat cells that can lead to the overgrowth of the fat cells. The fat cells are known to divide at an abnormal rate. Lipoma may be the result of an inherited tendency in the patient’s genes. The chances of a person acquiring the condition increases as they grow older.
Does liposuction result in a minimal chance of the lipoma returning?
No, a lipoma excision surgery has the lowest chance of the lipoma returning. But Which procedure is best for you may depend on your case and your dermatologist’s decision.
How long will my lipoma excision surgery take?
A lipoma excision surgery typically takes 20 to 45 minutes.
Can a lipoma disappear on its own without any treatment?
No, unfortunately, this condition cannot subside or be fixed without some kind of treatment such as lipoma surgery.
How to choose between lipoma surgery and liposuction?
Typically, liposuction is used on larger lipomas to reduce their size Lipoma excision surgery is usually performed to completely remove the fatty lipoma tissue. The best course of action will be decided by our dermatologist at Vitals Skin and Hair Clinic in Bangalore.
Is lipoma surgery painful?
Local anaesthesia allows you to exert low pressure on the overlying skin and should not feel pressure or pushing. If your lipoma is a big mass or deep he should be given general anaesthesia to avoid feeling pain.
Is lipoma dangerous?
A lipoma is not dangerous in any way. However, there are some complications that may occur with lipomas. The potential complications are Compression of nerves, Compression of blood vessels, Rupture of blood vessels, Pain and discomfort, Infection, Painful lumps around the lipoma.