A mass under the skin caused by the excess growth of fat cells is called a Lipoma. They usually are seen on thighs, chest, neck, shoulders, or armpit. Dr. Dasari may recommend surgically removing Lipomas that are painful or causing his patients problems. He performs lipoma removal surgery at Centennial Hills Hospital or an outpatient surgery center closest to his patients.
A common symptom would be an oval-shaped, soft lump below the skin. Lipomas affecting organs, nerves, blood vessels, or joints are usually extremely painful. Constipation or nausea is experienced if the lipoma is present near a patient’s bowel. If you notice the lipoma growing or see that it’s turning red, painful, or hot, it may be time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dasari.
Lipomas are simply surgically removed. The affected area is numbed utilizing local anesthesia. Dr. Dasari then surgically removes the lipoma with a few incisions. General or regional anesthesia may be required for larger or deeply embedded lipomas. Scarring or bruising is normal after the procedure is complete.
Dr. Dasari sets a post-op appointment a few weeks after the procedure to check on the progress of the patient’s recovery.