Dr. Ertan Beyatlı

What is a lipoma and how is it removed?

(Update: ) - Skin and soft tissue diseases

Lipoma is a benign mass of adipose tissue in any part of the body. The English of the sebaceous gland is "Lipoma".

It is generally painless and soft in consistency. Sometimes it can grow to very large sizes because it does not cause complaints. Inflamed fat glands (infected lipoma) become very painful and hard. There is no definite and proven cause of sebaceous glands.

We can say that it makes the sebaceous gland body, they do not occur due to something people do. Since there are fat cells in existing fat glands, they can grow with weight gain. It can be congenital or can occur later at any age.

What is the probability that the sebaceous gland is Cancer?

The vast majority of Sebaceous Glands are benign, but they can be malignant, albeit to a small extent. In fact, benign lipomas do not turn into malignant formations.
Malignant formations detected during the follow-up periods of the sebaceous glands indicate that the initial diagnosis of the sebaceous gland is not correct. Dr. Ertan BEYATLI

Diagnosis phase

Does the sebaceous gland cause pain? Answer: No, most oil glands are painless. When it reaches very large sizes, compresses the nerves, necrosis, bleeding or infection occurs, the fat glands can cause pain.

The diagnosis of the sebaceous gland is made by examination. If there is a possibility of sarcoma, liposarcoma or any other occurrence in suspicious cases; ultrasound is a complementary examination.

Treatment phase

Most patients complain about the appearance of these masses. The definitive treatment is surgical intervention. The sebaceous gland does not disappear by hand tightening. On the contrary, it may cause the development of oil necrosis and infection in the area.

Often patients Lipoma and Sebaceous Cyst confuses his illness. Although clinical findings are similar to each other, pathologically, the two are separate diseases.

Sebaceous gland Lipoma surgery - Lipectomy

Local anesthesia Fat glands should be removed completely in the surgical intervention performed under it, otherwise there is a possibility of recurrence. The name of this process Excisional Biopsy.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Which part looks at the lipoma?

Look at the General Surgery department. In some special cases, related branches may also be looked at, such as eye, brain (Intracranial Lipoma), kidney, lung (Pleural Lipoma), etc. lipomas.

How does a lipoma go?

Small lipomas sometimes spontaneously shrink and become unnoticeable over time. Large-sized fat glands do not pass by themselves and can be removed surgically.

What causes the sebaceous gland?

Its cause is not known for sure. Very thin people may have more than one lipoma, as well as very overweight (obese) people.

Does lipoma turn into cancer?

No, it doesn't. Masses detected as cancer are not lipomas from the very beginning.

What happens if the sebaceous gland is not removed?

Nothing happens. If the fat glands are complaining, look ugly or prevent other organs from functioning due to their very large size, they can be removed with a simple surgical intervention.

How much does a lipoma remove cost?

Removal of sebaceous glands circular local or regional anesthesia done with. Rarely general anesthesia needs. The price range may vary depending on the location (risk areas) and size of the sebaceous gland. In addition, there may be very different costs from center to center.

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Oil Gland samples

Lipoma excision made with mini incision under local anesthesia. Oil glandOp.Dr.Ertan BEYATLI | 2015
The excision made with mini incision under local anesthesia. Op.Dr.Ertan BEYATLI - 2015
lipoma in the colon
sebaceous gland in the colon
very lipoma on the arm
lipoma on the arm
lipoma in the neck
sebaceous gland in the neck
Percent sebaceous gland
Percent sebaceous gland
Lipoma on the back
Oil gland at the elbow
Removed sebaceous gland
Removed sebaceous gland
various lipomas
various oil glands

• Disease: Lipoma, Sebaceous Gland.
• Causes: Unknown.
• Symptoms: Soft and painless swelling, lumps on the body.
• Diagnosis: Examination is sufficient. Sometimes an ultrasound may be required.
• Treatment: It is removed surgically.

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