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Lipoma Removal Services

We provide lipoma removal, at our clinic, for painless and harmless fatty tissue growth under the skin.  We offer surgical excision and liposuction options, performed under local anaesthesia, for minimal discomfort and quick recovery. Say goodbye to discomfort and inconvenience with our specialised lipoma removal solutions.

A lipoma is a growth of fatty tissue that forms under the skin. They can appear anywhere on the body, but they are most common on the back, neck, and shoulders. They are usually painless and harmless. Sometimes, they can be annoying or uncomfortable. Lipomas usually do not cause any symptoms, unless they grow large enough to compress nearby structures, such as nerves, blood vessels or organs. In such state lipomas may cause pain, swelling, numbness, or dysfunction. Some lipomas may also change colour, shape, or texture over time.

Lipomas are not cancerous, and they do not spread to other parts of the body. They are slow growing and can range in size from a pea size to a grapefruit.

They feel soft and doughy. Lipomas may one or more in numbers. They more likely to develop in middle age, but they can occur at any age.

The cause of lipomas is not fully understood. They tend to run in the families. They may also be linked to some genetic conditions.

Most lipomas do not need treatment, but if they bother you, hurt, or grow rapidly, they may require removal. Your doctor will diagnose a lipoma by examining it and sometimes by doing a biopsy or an imaging test.

There are are different ways to remove a lipoma.

One way to remove a lipoma is by surgery.  The doctor will make a small cut in the skin and takes out the lipoma. The wound will then be stitched or closed with a glue. The procedure is usually done under the local anaesthesia, and you can go home the same day.

Another way to remove a lipoma is by liposuction. The provider will insert a thin needle into the lipoma and sucks the fatty tissue. The procedure may leave a small scar but it may not remove the entire lipoma thus increasing the probability of high recurrence. This procedure is also done under local anaesthesia.