Lipomas are the most common form of soft tissue tumors and they are formed with adipose (fatty) tissue. Lipomas can form in many shapes, sizes and places on the body and they occur more often during middle age (40 to 60) but they are often diagnosed in children as congenital lipomas. They are soft to the touch, moveable and usually painless. Typically they grow just between the skin and underlying muscle but can also be found in the deeper muscle tissues such as the intermuscular septa, or in organs like the abdominal organs, the oral cavity, the internal auditory canal, the cerebellopontine angle and the thorax. They require treatment by a plastic surgeon for safe, effective removal. Lipomatosis, also called liposis, adiposis or lipomatoza and simply refers to groups of lipomas in one location on the body.
Other names for lipomas (types) include:
- Adenolipomas are associated with the sweat glands
- Conventional lipomas are the most common type composed of mature white fat
- Hibemomas are made up from brown fat
- Fibrolipomas are fat and fibrous tissue
- Angiolipomas are mostly blood vessels and fat tissues
- Myelolipomas are fat and the tissues that make blood vessels
- Spindle Cell lipomas are rod shaped, seen mostly in elderly men
- Intradermal spindle cell lipomas is most common in women
- Pleomorphic lipomas are the various shapes and sizes
- Atypical lipomas are composed of a large number of “deeper” fat cells
- Neural lipomas are fibrous, fatty tissues
- Others include: Proteus Syndrome, Cowden Syndrome caused by PTEN gene mutations, Familial lipodystrophy, Hibernomas and Familial angiolipomatosis.
METHODS OF REMOVAL
Lipoma cases are nearly always referred to a surgeon who is skilled and qualified in their removal.
Typical Treatments:1) endoscope assisted removal: 2) suction assisted removal, 3) minimal incision removal and 4) remote incision lipoma extraction. These all work and have been used by surgeons for decades to remove lipomas of all types. But, some of these techniques are tedious and require extra equipment (even though they are advanced treatments) and are not always necessary since a quicker, simpler method is now in use.
I helped pioneer a very simple, safe and effective method that involves a “simple incision and a quick squeeze” to remove lipomas without all the extra instruments used in other methods.
Once surgeons learn the quick squeeze method and start using it, they realize it’s great benefits. It’s safe, quick, simple and effective.
QUICK SQUEEZE LIPOMA REMOVAL
1) The lipoma is identified by palpation and its margins are outlined. 2) The area is then infiltrated with local anesthesia and is prepared and draped in standard fashion. 3) An incision approximately one quarter to one third the diameter of the lipoma is made (carried down to the lipoma capsule). 4) The lipoma is then squeezed out through the incision…without any additional dissection.
Involved 140 lipomas removed, in 50 patients, over the life of this study.These lipomas were located on the face, scalp, neck, thorax, back and flanks, hips/pelvis and on both the upper and lower body extremities. Of the 140 removals, there were only two recurrences, no complications, no revisions.
Simple Incision, Quick Squeeze technique for lipoma removal makes them gone in 30 seconds!
See complete information about this method of lipoma removal at: www.DAVinciplasticsurgery.com.