When a lump is created beneath the skin due to an overgrowth of fat cells, you may have a Lipoma. Lipomas can be located anywhere such as the shoulders, thighs, neck, chest or armpits. Very rarely, they may form in internal organs, bones, or muscles. Painful lipomas or the ones causing complications may be recommended for removal at Henderson Hospital or an outpatient surgery center closest to his patients.
A patient usually observes a soft, oval-shaped lump beneath the skin. Painful lipomas are the ones that affect the joints, blood vessels, nerves or other organs. If a patient has a lipoma near his bowel, he/she may feel nauseous or sometimes be constipated.
It may be best to consult Dr. Dasari if you notice your lipoma growing rapidly, becoming painful, or is hot or red. Most importantly, if the lipoma becomes hard and doesn’t move – it may be time to seek a lipoma removal specialist near you to avoid further complications.
In most cases, lipomas are removed through minimally invasive surgery. To numb the area affected, local anesthesia is given to the patient. Dr. Dasari then applies incisions to safely remove the lipoma. Bruising and scarring can occur after the procedure. You will be required to have a post-op appointment with Dr. Dasari a few weeks after the surgery. He will analyze your stitches and healing process before you are cleared to go back to your daily activities.