It is best to consult a dermatologist to evaluate the injury to make sure it is a lipoma and that it needs to be treated. These answers are for educational purposes and should not be considered as a substitute for any medical advice you may receive from your doctor. If you have a medical emergency, call 911. These answers do not constitute a patient / doctor relationship. Lipomas are non-carcinogenic masses caused by a proliferation of fat cells.
He graduated from Colorado State University in 1973 where he received his doctorate in veterinary medicine. He has been practicing medicine for the last 36 years in San Diego, California. For the past 30 years, he has specialized in alternative veterinary medicine, using classic homeopathy, nutrition, glandular therapy, massage, aromatherapy, acupuncture, gemmotherapy, oligotherapy and Bach flowers.
The exact cause of Dercum's disease is unknown. In most cases, Dercum's disease appears spontaneously for no apparent reason (sporadic). Some cases of Dercum's disease have occurred in families and several reports in the medical literature mention the possibility that the disorder can be inherited as an autosomal dominant trait in these cases. Genetic diseases are determined by the combination of genes for a particular character found on the chromosomes received from the father and the mother.
The area is draped with sterile napkins. Local anesthesia is given with 1% or 2% lidocaine with epinephrine, usually in bulk. Infiltration of the anesthetic into the subcutaneous area surrounding the operative field creates a field block. Small lipomas can be eliminated by electrolysis. An incision of 3 mm to 4 mm is made on the lipoma. A curette is placed inside the wound and used to release lipoma from the surrounding tissue.