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Excision of lumps

A lipoma is a benign (non-cancerous) tumor made up of fat cells that grow slowly under the skin. Lipomas are the most common type of soft tissue tumor and can appear anywhere on the body, but they are most commonly found on the shoulders, neck, back, and arms. Lipomas are usually small, soft, and mobile, and they do not cause any pain or discomfort. They can grow over time, but they do not spread to other parts of the body.

In most cases, lipomas do not require treatment as they are benign and do not cause any symptoms. However, in some cases, an excision of a lipoma may be recommended if the lipoma is causing pain, discomfort, or if it is located in an area where it may be prone to injury.

The surgical procedure is called lipoma excision, and it is usually performed under local anesthesia. The procedure involves making a small incision in the skin and removing the tumor, along with a small margin of surrounding tissue. The incision is then closed with sutures or staples. The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour and the recovery time is usually short, typically within a week.

After the surgery, the patient will need to keep the incision clean and dry and avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activities for a few days. The patient will also be given instructions on how to care for the incision and when to return for a follow-up appointment.


The outcome of surgical treatment varies and depends on various factors such as the stage and location of the cancer, the overall health of the patient and the expertise of the surgical team.

Recovery from surgery can take several weeks or even months, depending on the extent of the surgery. Pain and discomfort are common after the surgery, and patients will likely need to follow a special diet to help the healing process. They will also need to have regular follow-up appointments with Dr Lorenzo to monitor their recovery.