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About Lipoma

A lipoma is a type of benign skin lump that is composed of fatty tissues. These fatty lumps are located between the skin and the underlying muscle layer. Normally, these lumps don't cause any harm and grow at a very gradual rate. However, in some cases, a lipoma may be present right above the blood vessels and when it grows, the blood vessels get compressed. Due to this, lipomas may cause pain and discomfort.

If you have a lipoma, either painful or painless, and wish to get rid of it, get in touch with Pristyn Care and consult the best plastic surgeons in Kochi.

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Overview

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Lipoma ICD 10
  • D17.20 Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of unspecified limb
  • D17.21 Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of right arm
  • D17.22 Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of left arm
  • D17.23 Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of right leg
  • D17.24 Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of left leg
Types of Lipomas
  • Adenolipomas
  • Hibernomas
  • Fibrolipomas
  • Myelolipoma
  • Spindle cell lipomas
  • Superficial subcutaneous lipomas
Liposarcoma vs. Lipoma
  • Fast growing lump
  • Pain and swelling around the lump
  • Weakness in the area where the lump occurs
  • Abdominal pain or cramping (if the lump is near abdomen)
  • Bloody stools or blood in vomit
Lipoma in Different Languages
  • Lipoma in Hindi- लिपोमा/चर्बी की गांठ
  • Lipoma in Telugu- లిపోమా
  • Lipoma in Malayalam- ലിപ്പോമ
  • Lipoma in Kannada- ಲಿಪೊಮಾ
  • Lipoma in Bengali- লিপোমা
Complications if Lipoma is Left Untreated
  • May grow larger and spread to other parts of the body
  • Can become swollen and painful
  • Compress blood vessels if grown larger
Advanced Treatments for Lipoma Removal
  • Lipoma Excision Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Steroid Injections
Why Pristyn Care for Lipoma Surgery?
  • Highly experienced plastic surgeons
  • USFA-approved treatments
  • Confidential consultation
  • Free cab facility for commute on the surgery day
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Treatment

Diagnosis

Lipoma diagnosis usually involves a simple physical examination. It is easy to feel and inspect as the lump is visible from the outside. Lipoma also moves when touched as it is made up of fatty tissues. The doctors may also take a biopsy to rule out the possibility of cancer. Other than that, tests like ultrasound scan, MRI scan, and CT scan are also performed for accurate diagnosis of lipoma.

Procedure

The effective treatment of lipoma involves surgery. During the procedure, the doctor makes a small excision and uses the liposuction technique to extract the fatty tissues. It is a minimally invasive procedure that leaves no scar on the body and reduces the chances of lipoma recurrence. Performed under the care of our expert surgeons, the procedure has a higher success rate than non-surgical treatments.

In Our Doctor's Word

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Dr. Karthik Vishwanath

MBBS, MS, Mch, MRCS

15 Years Experience

"Most of my patients come to me when the lump (lipoma) on their bodies has grown significantly. They also ask if it is possible to remove the lump through medications. In most cases, either liposuction or surgical excision is needed to remove these encapsulated lumps of fatty tissues. Though lipoma is a benign tumor, it should not be left untreated. Sometimes, a cancerous lump, i.e., a liposarcoma may go undetected, being mistaken as a lipoma. Therefore, it is critical to consult a specialist and get proper treatment for the lipoma."

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are lipomas cancerous?

No. Lipomas are non-cancerous tumors. They don’t become cancerous with time. However, there is a similar condition called liposarcoma which is cancerous. Sometimes, people mistake liposarcoma for lipoma and avoid getting treatment for the lump. Due to this, many people suffer from unwanted consequences.

What are the non-surgical treatment options for lipomas?

The non-surgical treatment for lipomas involves the usage of steroid injections. The steroids shrink the fatty tissues and resolve the problem. However, it is only a temporary solution as the fatty tissues are not removed completely. There is also a higher chance of recurrence.

Who should I consult for lipoma treatment?

You should consult a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist to get rid of lipomas effectively. Both are professional medical experts who specialize in diagnosing and treating various kinds of skin-related problems.

Where can I get the best lipoma treatment in Kochi?

You can get the best lipoma treatment in Kochi at Pristyn Care under the care of our expert doctors. We leverage the modern VASER and laser liposuction techniques as well as the traditional techniques according to the requirements. You can rely on us and our doctors to provide you a hassle-free experience.

How much does lipoma excision surgery cost in Kochi?

The cost of lipoma excision surgery in Kochi ranges from Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 40,000 depending on various factors. These factors involve the size and number of lipomas, location of the lump, its severity, surgeon’s fee, hospitalization charges, the technique used for excision, medications, etc. Due to all these factors, the final cost of the treatment varies for each patient.

Is lipoma treatment in Kochi covered under insurance at Pristyn Care?

Yes. Lipoma treatment in Kochi is covered under health insurance at Pristyn Care. You can talk to our medical coordinators and hand over the necessary documents to them. They will handle the formalities and also help in the claim process to make sure that the patient doesn’t have to worry about such matters.

What are the payment options available at Pristyn Care? 

Pristyn Care has a very flexible payment system in which we accept major credit cards, debit cards, and insurance policies to cover the cost of lipoma surgery. We also provide No-Cost EMI service to the patients so that they can pay for the treatment in easy installments.

What is the success rate of lipoma surgery in Kochi? 

The success rate of lipoma surgery in Kochi under the care of Pristyn Care doctors is more than 90%. The rate often depends on factors like the experience of the surgeon, his/her expertise, risks associated with the procedure, the overall health of the patient, and post-surgery care. Due to these factors, the success rate may vary from patient to patient.

Do lipomas go away?

In some scenarios, the lipomas may disappear on their own. However, it happens rarely. Normally, you will need either medical or surgical treatment for lipomas.

Is there a cure for lipoma in Ayurveda? 

Common herbal remedies that are used for lipoma cure in Ayurveda are:

  • Triphala Powder (Indian gooseberry, black myrobalan, and belleric myrobalan)
  • Udvartana
  • Vamana Therapy

It is important to keep in mind that there is no scientific proof that would support the use of ayurvedic treatments for lipoma.

Is there any steroid cream for lipoma removal?

There is no steroid cream available for lipoma removal but there are steroid injections available that can shrink the size of the tumor. And in many cases, it can successfully eliminate lipoma too.

Why does lipoma have a smelly discharge?

Lipomas do not have a smelly discharge. If you have a lump on your body and foul-smelling discharge is draining out of it, there are chances that it is a cyst, not lipoma.

How common are multiple lipomas? 

Multiple lipomas are not that common. They usually occur in people with the hereditary condition of multiple lipomatosis.

Is it possible to cure lipoma naturally?

No. There is no natural cure for lipoma. You can leave them be or consider undergoing lipoma excision surgery to get rid of them.

Are homeopathic medicines helpful in treating lipomas? 

There are some common homeopathic remedies for lipomas, including:

  • Calcarea Carb
  • Sulphur
  • Belladonna
  • Thuja

These medicines may be helpful in some cases to dissolve lipoma but there is no guarantee. Therefore, it will be better if you consult a doctor before trying these medicines.

How to remove a lipoma yourself?

You should never try to remove a lipoma yourself as it is not safe and hygienic. Lipoma removal must be done by an experienced plastic surgeon who can carry out the procedure safely and treat lipoma successfully.

Can lipomas go away with exercise?

You should know that it is not possible to cure lipoma by exercise. However, exercising can help to reduce fat accumulation and may work by reducing the size of the lipoma.

How can I find a lipoma removal clinic near me? 

You can find the best lipoma removal clinic near you by talking to Pristyn Care’s medical coordinators. Our coordinators will locate the clinic within your proximity and book an appointment at your convenience.

Does Pristyn Care have a lipoma treatment hospital near me?

No. Pristyn Care doesn’t have its own lipoma treatment hospital in Kochi. We are partnered with top hospitals and clinics that have state-of-the-art facilities and have all the latest technologies to perform lipoma surgery safely.

Which doctor to see for lipoma treatment? 

You can see either a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist for lipoma treatment. While a dermatologist will remove the fatty lump without considering the aesthetic effects of the removal, a plastic surgeon will consider the after-effects of the surgical procedure and then suggest the appropriate treatment.

What is multiple lipoma syndrome?

The scientific name of the syndrome is Familial Multiple Lipomatosis. It causes the formation of multiple lipomas in the trunk and nearby extremities. These lumps don’t cause pain or discomfort unless they are present directly above a nerve. It is a hereditary condition that occurs in people of the same family and different generations. The only effective treatment for multiple lipomas is liposuction or surgical removal.

Is lipoma cancerous? 

No. Lipoma is a benign tumor that is composed of fatty tissues. It is not cancerous. However, there is another condition, liposarcoma, which may exhibit similar symptoms to lipoma and is cancerous. That’s why it is crucial to get all kinds of fatty lumps diagnosed.

How can I find the best lipoma specialist doctor in Kochi near me? 

You can find the best lipoma surgeons in Kochi near you at Pristyn Care. We have a dedicated team of plastic surgeons who excel at treating lipomas. You can book a consultation with the experts and discuss the lipoma removal options in detail.

Is lipoma removal cost in Kochi covered under insurance? 

Lipoma removal cost in Kochi will be covered under insurance if it is performed for medical reasons. If you wish to remove lipoma because of cosmetic concerns and don’t exhibit painful symptoms, then the insurance company won’t pay the expenses. In this scenario, you’ll have to pay the treatment expense from your own pockets.

Is lipoma excision procedure safe? 

Yes. Lipoma excision surgery is completely safe as it is performed with the help of the latest USFDA-approved surgical tools. Moreover, to make the surgical removal minimally invasive, the surgeon combines the liposuction and gland excision technique. This further increases the safety of the procedure and treats lipoma effectively.

What are the different lipoma removal methods?

The different methods that can be used for lipoma removal are:

  • Steroid injections
  • Liposuction
  • Lipoma excision
How long does it take to recover after a lipoma operation? 

The average recovery time after a lipoma operation is around 2-3 weeks. The exact time will vary for each patient depending on the number of lipomas the patient had, the technique used for treatment, and the body’s healing abilities. You will be able to perform regular activities within the next 1-2 days.

How to cure lipoma by yoga?

You should know that there is no yoga that can cure lipoma. Still, there are various yoga asanas that you can try to possibly prevent the formation of fatty lumps in the first place:

  • Tadasana
  • Chakki Chalanasana
  • Padahastasana
  • Salabhasana
  • Yogic Jogging
  • Surya Namaskar
  • Ustrasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Mandukasana
  • Gomukhasana

Contact Pristyn Care to Undergo Lipoma Excision Surgery in Kochi

Lipomas are a very common problem that is often left untreated if they don’t cause any problem. However, not everyone thinks like that. In some cases, lipomas appear in regions like around the face, neck, arms, thighs, or hips where it can be aesthetically unappealing and may also cause discomfort. Some people actually suffer from pain due to large-sized lipomas that are present above the blood vessels.

Regardless of the reason you are seeking treatment for lipoma, it is the best decision you can make. Leaving a lipoma untreated can be problematic as sometimes, the lump present under the skin is actually liposarcoma which is cancerous in nature. Therefore, you should always get proper treatment for lipomas.

At Pristyn Care, we perform lipoma excision surgery as it is the most effective treatment method. The procedure takes only about 30-40 minutes and the patient gets discharged on the same day. It is also a minimally invasive procedure as we combine the liposuction and excision techniques to remove the fatty tissues completely. We provide the most advanced treatment at the best medical centers cost-effectively. You can contact us to learn more about our services and the treatment.

Get Rid of Fatty Lumps Permanently with the Help of Pristyn Care Doctors

The success rate of any surgery primarily depends on the surgeon. Pristyn Care understands the value of having a reliable and experienced surgeon so that the patient can relax and feel safe under their care. That’s why we house the best team of plastic surgeons in Kochi who are well-trained and have expertise in minimally invasive procedures, such as lipoma excision surgery.

The doctor will diagnose you to determine the severity of the condition and utilize the best method for lipoma removal. They are aware of the risks and also skilled enough to mitigate them properly, thereby improving the chances of success. You can contact our plastic surgeons any time pre and post-surgery for consultation and they will clear all your doubts and concerns to ensure that you make the right decision.

Book an Appointment with Pristyn Care Doctors in Kochi for Online/Offline Consultation

To consult with our doctors, you firstly need to make an appointment with them. To book an appointment, you can give us a call, fill the appointment form, or download the Pristyn Care Patient Application on your phone. In all three ways, you will get a list of doctors who are available nearby at the earliest.

Our doctors are available for both online and offline consultations. In online mode, you can discuss everything with the doctor over a phone call. In offline mode, you have to visit the clinic and have a discussion face-to-face with the doctors. You can choose the mode at your convenience and proceed with the treatment.

Different Types of Lipomas

Typically, all lipomas are composed of fat tissues. However, in some cases, the lump may consist of blood vessels and other tissues as well. Based on this, lipomas are classified into the following types:

  • Angiolipoma- Contains fat and blood vessels and also causes pain.
  • Conventional Lipoma- Contains white fat cells that store energy.
  • Fibrolipoma- Consists of fat and fibrous tissue.
  • Hibernoma- Consists of brown fat that are responsible for generating heat and helps to regulate body temperature.
  • Myelolipoma- This type of lipoma contains fat and tissues that contain blood cells.
  • Spindle Cell Lipoma- They have a spindle-like shape of the fat cells.
  • Pleomorphic- This type of lipoma has fat cells of different shapes and sizes.
  • Adenolipoma- New variant of superficial lipoma in which eccrine sweat glands are present with fatty tumors.

All these types of lipoma are non-cancerous. However, some of them may cause pain and discomfort due to the composition. Therefore, it is crucial that you get the lipoma diagnosed and get proper treatment for it.

What is lipomatosis?

Lipomatosis, also known as hereditary multiple lipomatosis, is a medical condition due to which multiple lipomas start to form in different parts of the body, such as the neck, head, shoulders, back, thigh, etc. This autosomal dominant condition is characterized by the appearance of symmetric lipomas, typically in the extremities and trunk region.

Lipomatosis is also associated with Gardner’s syndrome and Madelung’s disease. The treatment method for single lipoma and multiple lipomas is the same. The fatty lump is excised carefully and the patient is asked to take certain precautions to prevent the formation of these fatty lumps.

What are the side effects of lipoma removal surgery?

Though the lipoma removal procedure is safe and minimally invasive, there are still possibilities that you will experience some side effects from the surgery. The common side effects include:

  • Bruising- Immediately after the surgery, there will be bruises around the site from where the fatty lump is removed.
  • Swelling- The swelling in the region where the lump existed will be swollen for a week or so. The swelling will subside gradually as the wound heals.
  • Infection- There is a possibility that the internal organs may come in contact with external contaminants and cause infection. Even the wound can get infected if it gets wet.
  • Injury to the Nearby Structures- In some situations, it is possible that lipoma is present directly over an organ. Hence, during the surgery, the nerves, tissues, or the organ itself may get damaged during the procedure.
  • Hematoma Formation- Another side effect of lipoma surgery is blood clot formation. If the wall of a blood vessel is injured during lipoma removal, blood clots may start to form outside the vessel into the surrounding tissue.
  • Excessive Scarring- In rare instances, lipoma treatment may leave major scars on the body. It usually happens when the size of lipoma is big and its removal is difficult.
  • Seroma- Another side effect of lipoma surgery is the collection of fluid, i.e., blood plasma and inflammatory fluid that is produced by the injured cells. Early or improper removal of stitches can also cause seroma sometimes.

Recovery Tips After Lipoma Surgery

Immediately after the surgery, you will be asked to take complete bed rest for at least 24 hours. The doctor will also prescribe some pain medicine and NSAIDs to reduce your pain, swelling, fever, and also minimize the chances of infection. Before discharge, the doctor will prepare a complete recovery guide that will include self-care tips, precautions, dos, and don’ts as well.

  • Do not let the incisions get wet. Avoid taking baths or getting in hot tubs for at least 4 weeks.
  • Wash the incision with soap and warm water. Dry the wound and put on new clean bandages. This will prevent the wound from getting infected.
  • Apply ice over the wound for the next few days after surgery to reduce the swelling.
  • Do not indulge in physical activities, especially lifting heavy weights as they can tear up the stitches.
  • Avoid driving for the next few days until approved by the doctor.
  • Eat a normal diet that consists of healthy and nutritious items, including fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

If you notice some signs of post-surgery complications, such as excessive bleeding from the wound, persistent swelling, nausea, vomiting, high fever, etc., contact your healthcare provider right away.

How to prevent lipomas?

Generally, lipoma prevention is not possible as it usually occurs due to inherited conditions. They are passed down in families through genes. Therefore, it is almost impossible to prevent them.

However, in one condition, you may be able to prevent lipomas from developing. This is applicable when lipomas are caused by Madelung’s disease. You can prevent the fatty lumps from growing by limiting your alcohol intake.

You can discuss other plausible methods to prevent lipomas with a lipoma specialist in Kochi.

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