A lump beneath the skin which appears due to the overgrowth of fat cells is called a lipoma. These can occur on the shoulders, trunk, thighs, neck, chest, or armpits. In rare cases, they are formed in internal organs like muscles and bones. Lipomas that cause pain or other complications may be prescribed by Dr. Dasari to be removed. Dr. Dasari performs lipoma removal surgery at Boulder City Hospital or an outpatient surgery center near his patients.
Patients feel an oval-shaped, soft lump right under the skin. Lipomas that affect organs, joints, blood vessels, or nerves can be painful. A patient with a lipoma near the bowel might feel nauseous or constipated. Visiting Dr. Dasari is suggested if the patient feels that the size of the lipoma is growing quickly. You should also schedule a consultation with Dr. Dasari if the lipoma becomes painful, red, or hot. Moreover, patients who observe the lipoma turning into an immovable and hard lump should contact their physician immediately.
Often, lipomas are removed minimally invasively by cutting them out. The patient is given local anesthesia to numb the affected area and the surgeon safely removes the lipoma. Large lipomas or the deep ones require regional anesthesia or general anesthesia. Some side effects of lipoma removal are scarring and bruising. Dr. Dasari may schedule a post-op visit in his clinic within a few weeks after the surgery to analyze the treatment area. Recovery time can vary depending on the location and size of your lipoma. Following Dr. Dasari’s enhanced recovery after surgery plan would be the best way to get back to your healthy routine.