Lipomas occur as a result of an extra growth of fat cells that lump beneath the surface of the skin. In rare cases, they can appear in internal organs, but are most commonly found in areas such as the thighs, chest, shoulders, armpit, or neck. Lipomas can potentially cause issues and be painful. Dr. Dasari may suggest having the lipoma removed surgically as soon as possible.
A common symptom would normally be a soft oval like lump below the skin. Extreme pain can be caused to an individual if lipomas affect their organs, blood vessels, joints, and nerves. Extreme nausea and constipation are observed by individuals if the lipoma is located near the bowel of the patient. You should immediately consult a specialist like Dr. Dasari in cases where you witness a growth in your lipoma or if you see it turning red, painful, or hot.
Dr. Dasari would perform minimally invasive surgery to remove the lipomas surgically. With the help of local anesthesia, the affected area is numbed, followed by an incision in the skin to remove the lipoma. Regional or general anesthesia is used for lipomas which are far more complex. Patients will be called back for a post-op consultation with Dr. Dasari to review the progress of their recovery.