How to Diagnose and Treat Lipomas?

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I have a large lypoma on my upper cheek bone up by my eye causing slot of swelling around my eye and now numbness off and on .Won't having surgery leave a large dent on my face or would liposuction be possible
you can go to a Plastic surgeon for the optimal way to get rid of it. usually lipoma is beign, but it's possible that it come back again after surgury.
I have a large lipoma on my left upper back. What kind of procedure would done to remove it.
The procedures of lipoma surgery include:
Anesthesia: Local or general anesthesia
Disinfection: Destruction of pathogenic microorganisms by direct exposure to chemical
Making an incision to remove the tissue
Stitching up the wound
Covering the wound with gauze
First of all, you need to get yourself well prepared for a lipoma removal. The healthcare providers will inform you in detail of how to get prepared for the surgery. You may need to stop taking blood thinner medicines or NSAIDs several days before the surgery. They will tell you what medicines to take or not take on the day of your surgery, and you’ll be required not to eat or drink anything 6 hours before your surgery. Do remember to arrange for someone to drive you home from surgery. Before the surgery, you will be given local anesthesia to numb the surgery area. You won’t feel any pain but you may still feel pressure or pushing. If your lipoma is large or deep, you may be given general anesthesia. It will keep you asleep and free from pain during the surgery. Your healthcare providers will make an incision in your skin and remove the lipoma which may be sent to a lab and tested for cancer. After that, your providers may use stitches or medical glue to close your skin. Ultimately, they will place a pressure bandage over your incision to prevent bleeding.
My lipoma is in my brain. Can it be the cause of my headaches? It was diagnosed a few years ago, but was told that it was okay. Now, I'm having worse headaches. I have a new ct scan scheduled, but just wondering about the headaches.
Hi Virginia, a bunch of things can cause headache, and the cause of headache isn't always in the brain. Better see the CT result first.
Is it common to have 5 or 6 of this lumps across the lower part of the back? They are also painful.
Hi, lipomas are common, they are not always on the back, may grow anywhere on the body. Lipomas are no big deal, although painful. However, for the lumps you mentioned, first of all get a CT to confirm they're lipomas.
I was told I have it wrapped around my spine of my lower back and that they think it would sometimes cause neuropathy is this something I can have something done to fix the issue?
Weight loss. Losing weight doesn't shrink the lipoma much, but gaining weight will make it bigger. If it goes wild, you'll need surgery to remove it.
I have lipoma inside the spinal column, and there is probably nothing that can be done... If you have a chance to take care of your issue, I would take that chance if I were you... Don't be afraid...