Lipoma Removal Surgery

About Lipoma Removal Surgery

Lipomas are benign soft tissue tumors that are majorly a cosmetic concern. They can also be painful and uncomfortable. They can grow into the deeper muscle, push on nerves and interfere in daily or physical activities.

Lipoma & Causes

Lipoma is the most common benign soft tissue tumor occurring in 1% of the population. They consist of mature fat cells and are typically enclosed by a thin fibrous capsule. Lipomas can occur on any part of the body and usually develop superficially in the subcutaneous tissue (under the skin). They are usually painless and are most often

found on the upper back, shoulders, arms, buttocks, and upper thighs.

There is speculation that lipomas are caused by previous trauma. One theory is that injuries can cause fat to protrude through tissue planes in the body, creating a "pseudo" lipoma. Another theory is that trauma causes release of cytokines (a cytokine is a substance that is released by cells of the immune system. Cytokines can have powerful effects on other cells of the body). These cytokines may then cause abnormal growth of fat cells. However, to date, there is no proof that trauma causes lipoma. The causes of lipoma are still poorly understood.

While the exact cause of lipomas remains uncertain, there has been found to be a genetic link to solitary lipomas. This was found on chromosome 12.

The Lipoma Removal Advantage

Lipomas are removed surgically for the following reasons:

  • It is causing a cosmetic deformity
  • It is causing symptoms such as pain, numbness or limitation in motion.
  • The mass is larger than 5 cm in size.

Lipoma removal is the excision of uncomfortable, fatty tissue growths or lipomas. These growths develop directly under the skin and are one of the most common growths seen on the body.  Although benign lipomas do not pose any life threatening concern, these growths are painful and uncomfortable.  They can grow into the deeper muscle, push on nerves and interfere in daily or physical activities.  This is the medical justification for removal, and the tissue is sent to pathology to confirm it is not cancerous.

Lipoma Removal Procedure

Lipoma removal surgery often only requires local anesthesia and can be performed in approximately 30 minutes, but this depends on the size and number of the lipomas and the method of removal.

Lipomas can be excised using two different methods:

  • The Liposuction Method (minimally invasive)
    Liposuction allows the removal of the lipoma through a very small incision. The incision required for liposuction may also be placed in a more remote inconspicuous location. Liposuction is often used on small facial lipomas because a favorable cosmetic result can be obtained through remote incisions.
    Liposuction can also be used for medium-sized (4-10cm) and large (>10cm) lipomas.
    The disadvantage to liposuction is that residual fat cells may be left. This increases the chances that the lipoma may regrow. Another disadvantage is that liposuction does not allow for complete evaluation of the entire tumor.
    For very large lipomas, the liposuction method allows for a smaller incision. Dr. Milan Doshi will use this incision to vacuum the growth from the beneath the skin. Although this technique is less invasive, it is more difficult to guarantee the complete removal of the fatty tissue.
  • The Excision method (Surgical treatment):

    Superficial lipomas are commonly removed for cosmetic reasons, and hence, a cosmetically pleasing incision should be used. The incision is usually placed directly over the mass and oriented so that it is hidden by natural creases or wrinkles in the skin. This improves the cosmetic results.

    This method is used more frequently. The skin is incised over the lipoma, and the fatty tissue is meticulously dissected away. The dissection technique may, in selected cases, be combined with a “press and squeeze” method. It’s analogous to delivering a baby through a small access area. After the lipoma has been completely removed from under the skin, the incision will be meticulously sutured closed with dissolving sutures.

    Complete surgical excision of the fat cells and fibrous capsule is highly recommended to prevent the mass from re-growing.

     The size and location of all lipomas differ on an individual basis; your surgeon will discuss which technique is most appropriate for you.

ALLURE MEDSPA:The Best Place for a Lipoma Removal

One of the common cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures, Dr. Milan Doshi performs is lipoma removal.

During your initial consultation, Dr.Doshi will evaluate your health, determine where your lipomas are located, how much they impede movement or interfere with daily activities, and carefully access the technique best suited to remove your individual lipomas.


The decision regarding type of anesthesia is dependent on the size and location of the lipoma, in addition to mutual agreement between surgeon and patient.


Normally, the individual can go home once the procedure is completed.

The Lipoma Removal procedure is usually completed in a few minutes’ time.

The recovery period after lipoma removal depends on the size and location of the lipoma.  Typically, patients can return to work and resume light activity after a week.  

Patients may return home immediately following their lipoma removal but should expect to return for a post-operative visit to ensure your treatment site is healing properly. No matter the technique used to excise the lipoma, a sample is typically sent out to a laboratory for testing, ensuring the fatty tissue is not cancerous. Although benign lipomas are not cancerous, strict precautions are always made to ensure the safety and health of each patient.

Lipoma Removal Surgery Price

The cost of Lipoma Removal surgical procedure depends on a variety of factors.

In many cases, an estimate may be provided before the procedure. The final amount depends upon the findings during the surgery/procedure and post-operative care that is necessary. Book an appointment

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Quick Facts for Lipoma Removal Surgery

Are you the right fit for the procedure?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Milan Doshi will evaluate your health, determine where your lipomas are located, how much they impede movement or interfere with daily activities, and carefully access the technique best suited to remove your individual lipomas. Lipomas are removed surgically for the following reasons:

  • It is causing a cosmetic deformity
  • It is causing symptoms such as pain, numbness or limitation in motion.
  • The mass is larger than 5 cm in size.

Comprehensive care, before, during & after surgery

At Allure MedSpa, we don’t simply provide surgical solutions to conditions; we recognize your needs extend beyond the surgical procedure itself.

Our dedicated post-surgical section is designed with your comfort and care in mind. Our entire staff from to the expert team of anesthesiologists to nurses, will ensure you are treated with utmost care and warmth.

The Aftercare Advantage

  • Individuals can resume their normal activities within a few days’ time, depending on the size and location of the lipoma that was removed
  • If skin sutures were placed, they have to be removed in about 1-2 weeks’ time

Our comprehensive aftercare program focuses on your unique, individual needs. Our surgeon doctors and support staff will be accessible post-surgery too.

Pre-operative requirements in order to undergo surgery

Before a Lipoma Removal procedure, the patient has to undergo certain tests, such as:

  • Routine blood and urine analysis
  • Imaging modality, if the physician deems it necessary.

Patient preparation before Lipoma Removal surgery

  • Medications that increase a person’s chances of bleeding and it may be recommended to discontinue them for a period of time, before the procedure is performed.
  • Blood tests may be performed to determine, if there is a bleeding tendency or any other medical conditions that prevents the person from undergoing the procedure
  • Do inform the physician if you are allergic to any local anesthetics, lidocaine, etc.
  • Avoid application of any cosmetics, deodorant, or topical medicines on the area, prior to the procedure
  • It is advisable to quit smoking and the use of any nicotine based products, for a while, before the surgery
  • Consumption of alcoholic drinks must also be avoided for a period of time, as instructed
  • The patient must avoid eating or drinking at least 8 hours prior to the surgical procedure, depending on when the procedure is arranged and what kind of anesthesia will be used.


Book Surgery with Allure MedSpa

  • Plan your travel dates and simultaneously check with us for doctor’s availability on those dates.
  • Send us a copy of your air tickets
  • We shall accordingly plan your consultation and Concierge service (optional) and get back to you with all details

Allure MedSpa concierge service

Allure MedSpa’s clientele comprises of local, out-of-town patients. A good percentage of patients also "fly-in" from out of the country to have surgery with our renowned surgeons.

We are pleased to offer and arrange comfortable lodging, restaurant, and commuting to ensure a memorable pre-and post-surgical experience for our out-of-country patients. Please feel free to contact the Counselor  +91 9869041559 for assistance with any of your travel and planning needs.

After effects

A complete recovery from Lipoma Removal procedure is normally achieved.

Results will last for

The prognosis is usually excellent, without any serious complications being noted.

Next consultation if required

At Allure MedSpa, our support doesn’t end when you achieve your Lipoma Removal results. Lifelong follow-up with our multidisciplinary team is encouraged, helping you to achieve and maintain optimal results.For more information on surgery and our extensive aftercare program or to Book an appointment, call Allure MedSpa at: 022 – 26732961/62/63

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Lipoma Removal Surgery FAQs

  • When should you expect results from the pathologist regarding tissue taken out, during the procedure?
    • The tissue removed is processed in the laboratory under a pathologist’s supervision
    • Slide(s) are prepared once the tissue is processed and is examined by a pathologist and a pathology report issued
    • Depending on the complexity of the case, issue of the report may take anywhere between 72 hours to a week’s time

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