Get Rid of Skin Lumps with Lipoma Removal in New York
POSTED ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 AT 4:06 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell
With technology easily at our fingertips 24/7, many of us run to the internet when unusual symptoms or markings on our skin develop, hoping to find the cause. When an unusual lump beneath the skin appears, we naturally worry, as the first thought that comes to mind is cancer. However, not all forms of bumps beneath the skin are cancerous. In fact, small nodules can actually be lipomas.
Lipomas, typically, are non-cancerous, firm, grape-like growths. They feel rubbery and when pushed upon, can easily move side to side. Although lipomas are usually harmless, for some they may push down on adjacent nerves, causing pain and discomfort, and even decreased mobility. Lipomas can also cause self-conscious feelings when developed in easily visible areas. In rare cases, some people experience 100’s of Lipomas. When your lipomas provoke physical discomfort or emotional distress consider lipoma removal in New York.
In most cases, patients arrive at Antell-MD with three or more lipomas. Once lipomas appear, they will not go away on their own, requiring lipoma removal in New York. Lipomas are most often removed through an incision, then a dissect, press & squeeze technique, though in rare cases, removal may be performed using liposuction.
Using the press & squeeze technique, Dr. Antell makes a small incision, usually smaller than the lipoma itself, to cut through the skin during removal. A meticulously placed dissolving suture closes the site. For those with very large lipomas, removal may alternatively be performed using liposuction. This technique allows for a small incision, no matter how large the growth.
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After Lipoma removal in New York, patients can return to their daily activities immediately. Tissue samples from the lipoma are sent to a lab to ensure they are not cancerous for patient’s safety.
Although not all lumps beneath the skin are cancerous, patients should not ignore them. When you need lipoma removal in New York, trust the plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience, Dr. Darrick Antell. Contact our office via phone, 212.988.4040, or schedule your appointment online.
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