A lipoma is a mass below the skin, which is caused due to the overgrowth of fat cells. They can appear on body parts such as the thighs, neck, chest, armpits, or shoulders. In rare cases, they can occur in internal organs such as bones and muscles. Dr. Dasari may recommend lipoma removal if the lipoma is causing pain or other issues. Dr. Dasari is affiliated with Summerlin Hospital to provide his Summerlin patients with top surgical care closest to them.
A soft oval-shaped lump that can be felt right beneath the skin can be a Lipoma. Lipomas that affect joints, organs, nerves, or blood vessels can be very agonizing for the patient. A patient might suffer from nausea or constipation if there is a presence of a lipoma near the bowel. If the patient feels the lipoma is growing in size, becomes painful, red, or hot, they should immediately schedule an appointment with a Lipoma specialist like Dr. Dasari.
In most cases, lipomas are removed surgically by cutting them out. The patient’s affected area is numbed by the help of local anesthesia to assist in safely removing the lipoma. Lipomas which are deep or large may require general or regional anesthesia. Bruising or scarring can be one of the side effects caused by this procedure. Within a few weeks, patients may have a post-op appointment with Dr. Dasari to analyze their stitches and healing process. The resumption of your usual daily activities depends on the size, location, and complexity of the lipoma.