Get Rid of Fatty Skin Lumps Through A Minimally Invasive Excision Procedure
Most people are afraid of undergoing surgical treatment for lipomas because they believe that all surgeries are invasive and leave a huge scar on the body. Fortunately, the time has changed. Now, there are minimally invasive techniques available for surgeries that can effectively remove lipomas without scarring.
At Pristyn Care, we employ the modern technique, i.e., lipoma excision technique which is a combination of liposuction and gland excision techniques. Through these techniques, the fatty lump/lumps are removed in the safest way possible without damaging the surrounding tissues. The treatment cures the condition and allows the patient to get back to their normal life as quickly as possible. You can learn about the treatment and its benefits by consulting our lipoma surgeons in Vijayawada.
Consult The Best Pristyn Care Doctors in Vijayawada to Explore Your Treatment Options
Few cases have been reported in which the patient tried to remove lipoma on their own but had to face serious consequences. You should understand that lipoma is not a disease that you should attempt to resolve on your own. You need professional and experienced surgeons to treat lipomas safely.
You can contact Pristyn Care doctors and discuss the situation with them during your initial condition. We have highly experienced plastic surgeons who have been handling such cases for a very long time. They will diagnose you properly and suggest the most appropriate treatment method according to the severity of the condition. Our doctors will guide you properly throughout the journey and also provide post-surgery care to help you recuperate quickly and smoothly.
Book an Appointment with Pristyn Care to Undergo Surgery in a Safe & Hygienic Place
Pristyn Care aims to deliver the best quality medical care with utmost safety. Therefore, we are partnered with the top medical centers so that you can undergo lipoma surgery in Vijayawada at a reputed and renowned hospital. We also take care of the safety of the patients and adhere to the guidelines laid by the WHO and the Indian government for protection against COVID-19 and its variants.
To undergo surgery at one of our associated hospitals or clinics, you only need to book an appointment with us. Give us a call on the number given at the top or fill the appointment form to submit your details. Our medical coordinators will get back to you to schedule your consultation with the doctor and then you can decide how you want to 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 Vijayawada.