What are the advantages of minor surgery in lipoma removal and does Renew Clinic provide such medical services for people in London?
To begin with, a lipoma is a slow growing cluster of fat cells trapped in a thin, fibrous capsule usually found between the skin and the first muscle layer. Lipomas are easily identifiable as they move when pressure is applied, having a doughy consistency. It is possible to develop a single lipoma or more, regardless of age. The cause of lipoma is not yet fully understood, nor determined in dermatology, however there is a tendency to develop it genetically, or in other situations, where lipomas appeared after minor injuries. They can be found anywhere on the body, presenting symptoms such as: small skin growth (3-5 cm), movable and soft, with a rubbery consistency, do not cause pain and grow in size very slowly, are generally harmless skin growths but due to their unaesthetic appearance they require removal.
The removal procedure recommended is minor surgery and is performed with great care by our experienced surgeons here at Renew Skin and Health Clinic for people in London as well, being carried out under local anesthetic so you neednít worry about feeling any pain or discomfort during the lipoma removal procedure. The surgeon will make an incision around the lesion, remove the growth and then close the wound with stitches or sutures. Most lipomas can be removed in the doctorís office and if the extracted lipoma looks suspicious, it can be sent for biopsy or further testing to rule out any other conditions, as liposarcoma, which is a cancerous tumor resembling a lipoma, forms within the fatty tissues, grows rapidly, is painful and does not move under pressure. So if you live in London, feel free to contact us at our Renew Skin & Health Clinic at any time in order to have your lipomas removed and future complications prevented.
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