What is lipoma?

Lipoma removal is a procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to remove benign tumors called lipomas that develop under the skin. Lipomas are usually painless, slow-growing tumors made up of fat cells that can occur anywhere on the body, but are most commonly found on the back, neck, shoulders, and arms.
MGM Hospital CBD's team of experienced surgeons use advanced surgical techniques and technology to provide safe and effective removal of lipomas. After the procedure, patients can typically return home the same day and will be provided with comprehensive aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.



Following are symptoms of lipoma state by our doctors:

  • Slow growth.
  • Colourless quality.
  • Pale nature.
  • Present under the skin.
  • Soft to touch.
  • Move easily.


At MGM hospital,Our healthcare providers are experienced in diagnosing and treating lipomas,and we work with each patient to identify the underlying cause of their condition:

  • Dercum’s disease: This rare disorder causes painful lipomas to grow, most often on the arms, legs and trunk. It’s also called adiposis dolorosa or Anders’ syndrome.
  • Gardner syndrome: A form of a disorder called familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), Gardner syndrome causes lipomas and a range of health problems.
  • Hereditary multiple lipomatosis: Also called familial multiple lipomatosis, this disorder is inherited (passed down through families).
  • Madelung’s disease: This condition occurs most often in men who drink alcohol excessively. Also called multiple symmetric lipomatosis, Madelung’s disease causes lipomas to grow around the neck and shoulders.


The main risk factors of this disease include:

  • Being between the age of 40 to 60 years Genetics.
  • Having various other disorders.


To avoid the occurrence of the disease, the following precautions should be taken:

  • Taking a healthy diet.
  • Taking enough green tea.
  • Using prescribed ointments to reduce the intensity of lipomas.

How is it diagnosed?

I recommend contacting our team.lipoma is not painful, unless it is made up of fatty tissues. At Medanta, the diagnosis of this disease include tests such as: Lipoma is not painful, unless it is made up of fatty tissues.
The medical team at MGM Hospital CBD will develop a personalized treatment plan for the patient's lipoma, which may include observation, surgical removal, or other treatment options depending on the size, location, and characteristics of the lipoma.
MGM Hospital CBD's team of experienced medical professionals use advanced diagnostic techniques to ensure accurate and efficient diagnosis of lipoma. They work closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their individual needs and concerns.
MGM Hospital CBD provides several diagnostic procedures to evaluate patients who may have lipomas, including:
• Physical examination
• Imaging tests
• Biopsy


How is it treated?

MGM Hospital CBD has a team of experienced and highly skilled surgeons who specialize in treating lipomas using a range of surgical and non-surgical techniques. They work closely with patients to develop individualized treatment plans based on their specific needs and goals, and provide comprehensive care before, during, and after the procedure to ensure the best possible outcomes.
The treatment for lipoma at MGM Hospital CBD typically involves surgical removal of the tumor.
Our surgeon will then carefully remove the tumor, making sure to preserve nearby tissue and nerves.

During surgery

The plastic surgeon will make a small incision in the skin and remove the lipoma from the underlying tissue. The procedure may be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the size and location of the lipoma and the preferences of the patient and surgeon.

After surgery

Patients may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising, which can be managed with pain medication and ice packs. Recovery time will vary depending on the size and location of the lipoma and the extent of the surgery, but most patients can return to work and light activities within a few days.

Post-operative care

It's important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience performing lipoma removal procedures to ensure the best possible results and minimize the risk of complications. Patients should also have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery and be prepared to follow post-operative care instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and optimal results.

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