A lipoma is a growth of fatty tissue that develops slowly under the skin.
What is a lipoma extraction?
A lipoma is a growth of fatty tissue that develops slowly under the skin. People of any age can develop a lipoma, but children rarely develop it. The most common way to treat lipomas is to remove them surgically. The surgery consists of making an incision to remove the fatty tissue, through minimally invasive surgery.
How is the procedure carried out?
A lipoma extraction is carried out through general anesthesia and with a minimally invasive approach, resulting in a fast recovery.Laparoscopic procedures are minimally invasive techniques, this method uses several small incisions, rather than one large incision as in traditional surgery. Fiber optic cameras and specialized instruments are used to perform the procedure through these small incisions. This approach offers many benefits for the patient, such as:
- Less recovery time.
- Less scars.
- Less discomfort or pain.
- Quicker return to normal activities.
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All tests and procedures are performed in a specialized area of a certified clinic or hospital (depending on the condition or treatment).