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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 Patna.


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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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.


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.

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.

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Why choose Pristyn Care for Lipoma Removal

Delivering Seamless Surgical Experience in India


Advanced Lipoma Removal Surgery

At Pristyn Care, we leverage the liposuction and excision technique to effectively remove the fatty tissues. The surgery is painless and requires minimal downtime.


Expert Plastic Surgeons

We have well-trained lipoma surgeons with 10+ years of experience and ample knowledge to perform the surgery safely. Our doctors compile a customized treatment plan for each patient.


Minimal Scarring

Lipoma Removal Surgery is a minimally invasive procedure. There is no major scarring after the treatment. Thus, the surgery has no aesthetic downside.


Low Recurrence Rate

Our doctors ensure that the entire fatty lump is removed during lipoma surgery. Thus, the recurrence rate is almost negligible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to treat lipoma with medications?

There are no USFDA-approved medications available for lipoma treatment. However, there is a non-surgical treatment method for lipomas, i.e., steroid injections. When the steroid solution is injected into the lump, it shrinks the fat tissues, thereby treating lipomas temporarily.

What is the best technique to get rid of lipomas?

The best technique to get rid of lipomas is lipoma excision surgery. Though liposuction can also be helpful in removing the fatty lumps, the most effective method is excising the lump entirely. In many cases, the liposuction technique and excision technique are combined to deliver the best results.

What are the risks and complications involved with lipoma surgery?

  • Similar to any other surgical treatment, lipoma removal also has some risks and complications, such as:brExcessive bleeding
  • Infection
  • Hematoma
  • Seroma
  • Injury to the blood vessels
  • Excessive scarring

Who performs lipoma removal surgery?

The right type of doctor to perform lipoma removal surgery is a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. While the dermatologist will focus entirely on removing the lipoma, the plastic surgeon will prefer using the treatment method that removes the lump without leaving a major scar on the body.

Where can I find the best plastic surgeons in Patna for lipoma treatment?

You can find the best plastic surgeons in Patna at Pristyn Care. We have certified and highly experienced doctors who have treated numerous cases of lipoma successfully. You can rely on our lipoma doctors and get surgical treatment under their care.

How much does lipoma removal surgery cost in Patna?

Lipoma removal costs around Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 30,000 approximately in Patna. This is only an estimated cost that may vary for each patient based on factors like, the choice of hospital, surgeon’s fee, number, size, and location of lipoma, hospitalization charges, diagnostic tests, etc.

Is lipoma treatment expenses covered by health insurance?

Generally, if you are undergoing lipoma surgery for cosmetic reasons, the treatment expense won’t be covered by insurance. However, if the lipoma is symptomatic and the surgery is being performed for medical reasons, insurance will provide ample coverage for lipoma treatment.

Does Pristyn Care accept insurance for lipoma treatment in Patna?

Yes. Pristyn Care accepts health insurance from all major providers in Patna as well as other cities across India. Our medical coordinators will gather the insurance-related documents and we will help you to get the maximum amount of claim for the treatment.

Is lipoma surgery painful?

No. The surgery itself doesn’t cause any kind of pain or discomfort as your body will be numb due to the effects of anesthesia. But once the anesthesia wears off, you may feel slight pain in the treated area. To provide relief, the doctor may prescribe some pain medications.

How long does it take to recover after lipoma surgery?

You may need around 2-3 weeks to recover completely after lipoma surgery. In the initial days, it will be better if you take proper rest and start regular activities in the next few days. Gradually, you will be able to perform daily activities without any pain or discomfort.

Can I consult with Pristyn Care doctors during recovery?

Yes. Pristyn Care doctors provide post-surgery follow-up consultations to monitor the patient’s recovery. You can ask the medical coordinator to consult the doctor at any given time without any additional charges.

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:

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

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

Why should lipomas not be left untreated?

Being a benign tumor, many people leave lipomas untreated for a very long time. But the lump continues to grow over time. It may take several years to grow up to a size that can cause pain or compression in the nerves. The chances of lipomas becoming problematic are rare. It usually happens when fat accumulation occurs around the nerves. When the lump grows, it compresses the nerves and causes pain and discomfort. People seek treatment for lipomas at this point. brMoreover, the large size of lipomas also becomes aesthetically unpleasing, especially if they are present around the face, ear, neck, or arms. Furthermore, the lump will be difficult to remove due to its large size. There will be a higher risk of tissue and nerve damage during the procedure. That’s why doctors often suggest that getting lipoma treatment at the earlier stages is better than delaying treatment. Early removal can be done easily without major risks and scarring is also minimal. brOne other thing you should also be aware of is that ignoring lipoma can have another consequence. You may end up ignoring a cancerous lump, thinking that it is benign. This may put your life at risk and you’ll ultimately have to undergo surgery to get rid of the cancerous lump. Therefore, it is crucial that you get the lump diagnosed to rule out the possibility of cancer and determine whether you should get the lump removed or not.

Undergo Advanced Lipoma Surgery in Patna for Permanent Removal of the Fatty Lump

If you live in Patna and you are seeking lipoma treatment, Pristyn Care is the right destination. We are a leading healthcare provider for the treatment of lipomas, sebaceous cysts, etc. We house a certified and well-trained team of plastic surgeons who have around 10 years of experience in treating lipomas successfully. Being plastic surgeons, our doctors not only focus on removing the lump entirely but also ensure that the surgery is minimally invasive and doesn’t leave any scar. Our doctors combine the liposuction and excision technique to remove the lump completely and deliver the best possible results. You can schedule an appointment with our expert lipoma doctors and discuss the treatment options in detail.

Schedule your appointment with the best Lipoma Surgeons in Patna

To consult with the best lipoma surgeons in Patna, you only need to contact Pristyn Care. And to get in touch with us, you can opt for any of the following ways:

  • Give us a call on the number given at the top to talk to our representatives and book an appointment at a date and time suitable for you.
  • Fill in the required information in the “Book Appointment” form and submit your details. Our medical coordinators will get back to you shortly and discuss when and how you want to consult with the doctor.
  • Download the Pristyn Care- Consult Doctors application to browse the list of best lipoma doctors in Patna. Pick a doctor of your choice and schedule the appointment according to your convenience. You can also choose online consultation to talk to the experts from the comfort of your home.

Post-Surgery Care Tips for Faster Recovery After Lipoma Removal

When you leave the hospital after lipoma removal surgery, our doctors will provide you with detailed instructions about the dos and don’ts. You will get a recovery guide that will list down every precaution that you should take during the recovery period. The common tips that will be included in the recovery guide are:

  • -Keep the incision dry and clean.
  • -Do not take showers or baths in tubs until the wound heals completely as it can cause infection.
  • -Remove and replace the bandage as advised by the doctor.
  • -Regularly check the wound for signs of infection.
  • -Take proper rest and make sure that you don’t push your body to its limit.
  • -Don’t act tough thinking that you can handle the pain, if needed ask the doctor for pain medication.
  • -Apply ice packs on the bandage for 15-20 minutes multiple times a day to reduce the swelling.
  • -Eat a healthy and balanced diet that consists of fiber-rich items, including fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, etc.
  • -Avoid eating fast, junk, and processed foods that can cause irritation in the wound.
  • -Take regular follow-ups with the doctor so that he/she can monitor your recovery and make further adjustments in the recovery plan.

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.

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    I was suffering from multiple lipoma.But when I got to meet Dr. Sanjay in his office, his extensive medical knowledge was immediately apparent during our first consultation. He spoke with confidence and clarity, addressing my concerns and explaining complex medical concepts in a way that was easily understandable. His ability to communicate effectively and establish a strong doctor-patient connection instantly put me at ease. I felt reassured that I would get best treatment possible.

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    Choosing Pristyn Care for my lipoma removal was the best decision I made. The doctors were knowledgeable and caring, ensuring I felt at ease throughout the entire procedure. Pristyn Care's team provided exceptional support and care, making the treatment journey comfortable and successful. Thanks to Pristyn Care, I am now free from the lipoma, and my confidence has improved.

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