Lipoma & Soft Tissue Mass Removal



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Overview

Lipomas and soft tissue masses are quite common and can be found anywhere on the body. They are usually asymptomatic but on occasion may increase in size and cause pain. Removal should be considered for cosmetic reasons, due to pain or other symptoms and whenever there is a question whether the mass is benign or malignant. It may be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The treatment that best fits your needs and expectations can be further discussed with your surgeon during your consultation.

Benefits

  • Restores facial contour and symmetry
  • Improves self- esteem and confidence in children and adults

Candidates

All patients who have lipomas or other soft tissue masses may consider treatment.

Recovery

Most patients tolerate the procedure well and are able to go home the same day. Medications for pain and nausea to be taken by mouth are routinely prescribed with an occasional short course of antibiotics. Some bruising and swelling are expected but are generally well tolerated and improve over several days.

All patients considering elective surgery should abstain from smoking, including secondhand smoke and avoid any nicotine containing products, both before and after surgery. Dr. Ziakas strongly advises all his patients to quit smoking for good. The sutures used in lipoma and soft tissue mass removal surgery are absorbable and dissolve over time. The majority of patients are able to return to their routine activities in about a month.

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