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Overview: A lipoma is a lump under your skin that develops due to an overgrowth of fat cells. Lipomas can occur anywhere on your body where fat cells are present, but usually they can develop on the shoulders, chest, trunk, neck, thighs, and armpits. Lipomas are usually harmless, but you may want to remove it surgically if it is growing in size, causing pain and discomfort or interfering with normal body functions. Lipomas can be removed by simple excision and the procedure is known as Lipoma excision or Lipoma removal surgery.Learn More
Lipoma excision surgery is usually done under local anesthesia. During the excision procedure your surgeon will make a small incision in the skin and then squeeze out the lipoma. Larger lipomas are removed through liposuction. Lipoma excision operations often leave a small scar once the wound gets healed.You should be able to return home on the same day.
The possible risks and complications that may arise after Lipoma excision procedure are:
You will be advised to eat well balanced meals and avoid eating meals that might have fats. Also avoid consuming fatty meats and alcohol.Learn Less