Multiple Lipoma Removal at LipomaCyst
LipomaCyst clinic has over the years gained a great reputation of treating lipoma for patients all over the world. Our clinic in London is newly fitted state-of-the-art facility which is designed solely for the treatment of removing lipomas and cysts. Over the years, we have treated thousands of customers with amazing results and feedback, and we have given them back their confidence.
We pride ourselves in focusing on getting the best value for money for multiple lipoma removal treatments. Our patients are always consulted about a tailored treatment plan and multiple lipoma removal aftercare, and we can agree on how many lipomas to remove in one session and over what time scale.
Patients often have to juggle the decision between getting treatment and their busy schedules. That is why we, at LipomaCyst Clinic, work around our patients’ schedules, offering flexible appointments throughout the week and weekend. We also offer a patient-centred cancellation and rescheduling policy.
We present one of the many cases of patients who underwent micro-surgical removal at our London state-of-the-art medical facility. Undergoing this quick and painless multiple lipoma removal procedure under local anaesthetic has a tremendous impact on improving confidence and self-esteem.
What are Multiple Lipomas?
Lipomas are benign fatty tumours occurring in areas of abundant adipose tissue. Read more about lipomas here. Lipomas can be found anywhere on the body with approximately 15-20% located in the torso region, and the majority in shoulders, arms and back. Lipomas are often asymptomatic; therefore, surgical lipoma removal is considered a cosmetic treatment, as opposed to a medical necessity. However, certain cases can present in large lipoma growth, which can potentially result in mobility limitation and impairment, therefore highlighting the instantaneous need for surgical lipoma removal as a medical input.
The cause of lipomas remains uncertain, though fluctuations in endocrine function and genetics appear as plausible causes of multiple lipomas. Those with hereditary causes may present more than one lipoma, termed as Familial Multiple Lipomatosis (FML); it has been widely explored that multiple lipomas are more prominent in males in their fifth of sixth decade of life.
Please read more about another hereditary condition that causes multiple cysts on the scalp here.
We present a case of multiple lipomas on the arms with no prior traumatic history. Given their small size, in this case, the lipomas were safely excised under local anaesthetic. The lipomas also presented to be encapsulated, displaying no infiltration into surrounding tissues, with no muscle involvement.
Multiple Lipomas in Male Patients
A 57-year-old Caucasian male was presented for the treatment of multiple lipomas to both arms. These soft asymptomatic masses had appeared eight years before the patient came to our LipomaCyst Clinic in London, now deeming as bothersome. The patient claims being psychologically drained, avoiding instances in which his arms are exposed at the beach, swimming, or even wearing short-sleeved tops. The patient reports having a very busy lifestyle, frequently travelling due to work commitments. Upon physical examination, he had multiple soft, mobile masses, sizing up to 2-3cm, visually diagnosed as Familial Multiple Lipomatosis. With estimated count, the masses were divided anatomically:
Inside upper RIGHT arm – 10 Lipomas, some present in clusters.
Outside lower RIGHT arm – 13+ Lipomas, not clustered.
Inside upper LEFT arm – 10 Lipomas, some present in clusters.
Outside lower LEFT arm – 13+ Lipomas, not clustered.
The patient undertook numerous sessions of complete multiple lipoma removal presented to both arms. The sessions were divided with accordance to safe local anaesthetic administration and patient preference, completing up to a maximum of 20 removals, and sessions running up to 90 minutes. The lipomas were removed completely, avoiding damage to nearby tissue. The sessions were as follows:
First sessions – 10 Lipoma removals from the LEFT arm.
Second session – 12 Lipoma removals from the RIGHT arm.
Third session – 12 Lipoma removals from lower LEFT arm.
Fourth session – 10 Lipoma removals from upper RIGHT arm.
Fifth session – 10 Lipoma removals from upper LEFT arm.
Sixth session – 10 Lipoma removals from upper RIGHT arm.
Upon suture removal, post-operative 7 to 10 days, the wounds showed a positive healing response, with the patient eager for further removals.
Multiple Lipoma Removal Result:
In this case, the patient opted to undergo minor surgery for multiple lipoma removal at our London Clinic purely as a cosmetic procedure. Although the patient reported neither discomfort, nor pain when living with multiple lipomas, the patient’s social life and livelihood had been deeply affected prior to the surgery. The patient was pleased with the outcome of minimal scarring, rather preferable to multiple lumps on his arms in his case.
With 64 successful multiple lipoma removals so far, the patient is still under our care for the removal of the remaining lipomas. The patient describes his journey as a ‘brilliant service’, ‘friendly and professional’ and is ‘extremely happy with the results’.