How to Pick Which Lipomas to Remove on Patients Who Have Hundreds of Lipomas
POSTED ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014 AT 4:42 PM
It is not unusual to see some patients with lipomas visiting the office with hundreds of lipomas all over the body varying in size and shape. Patients with multiple lipomas often have one question in common for Dr. Antell: "Which lipomas should I have removed?"
Typically, after Dr. Antell assesses all of the probable lipomas, he asks the patients, "Well, which ones bother you the most?" Some patients pick the lipomas they want removed based on location, discomfort, or aesthetics. Other times, patients want to start with just one section of their body per procedure.
Darrick E. Antell, M.D. comes up with a unique plan of care for every patient but typically the number of lipomas Dr. Antell will remove in one procedure will not exceed a dozen; however, this changes depending on the size, depth, and location of each lipoma.
Both Dr. Antell and the patient come up with an amount of time both would be happy in the operating room and pick which lipomas to remove together. After three to six weeks, another procedure can be scheduled to excise more lipomas.
Please call the Office of Dr. Antell at (212) 988-4040 to book an appointment with Dr. Antell to remove your lipoma after a unique plan of care is developed for you.
Annie Zaborskis, R.N.