Face and Scalp Lipoma Treatment

Lipomas are fatty tumors that are relatively common and may appear on various parts of the body, including the face and scalp. Lipomas are most commonly benign, but may cause symptoms such as pain or be unsightly in appearance. Dr. Fishman usually treats lipomas with surgical excision.

LIPOMA SURGERY ADVANTAGES

  • Lipoma excision surgery improves the associated appearance of a bump or mass
  • Lipoma surgery is typically associated with little to no downtime

LIPOMA EXCISION SURGERY: TREATMENT DETAILS

Dr. Fishman performs lipoma excision surgery under local or general anesthesia. During surgery, Dr. Fishman places an incision directly on top of the lipoma or behind the hairline for lipomas within the forehead. She dissects and removes the lipoma and carefully closes the surgical incision for the best cosmetic result. The scar after lipoma removal surgery tend to heal quite well over time.

AFTER SURGERY

  1. You will have some swelling, bruising, and paleness about the treated area.
  2. You may have some discomfort, which should be controlled with oral pain medications.
  3. Cool compresses should be used on the treated area as instructed.
  4. Stitches are usually removed at 7-10 days after surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

IS BLEPHAROPLASTY SURGERY RIGHT FOR YOU?

If you are in good health and want to improve the appearance of your eyes and eyelids, you may be a good candidate for Dr. Fishman’s eyelid surgery. You should have realistic expectations of treatment.

WHAT TYPE OF ANESTHESIA IS USED DURING BLEPHAROPLASTY (EYELID) SURGERY?

Dr. Fishman usually removes lipomas under local anesthesia (injection of numbing medicine) in the office. will discuss her anesthesia preferences during your consult. She uses local anesthesia, deep sedation, or general anesthesia for eyelid surgery.

HOW LONG IS BLEPHAROPLASTY SURGERY?

Dr. Fishman typically performs eyelid surgery over 45 minutes to 1.5 hours, depending on the amount of work to be done and other associated procedures.

DOES BLEPHAROPLASTY SURGERY LEAVE SCARS?

Yes, eyelid surgery leaves scars, which are hidden in the natural creases of the eyelid or inside the lower eyelid. These scars fade very well over time and are difficult to find once healed.

HOW PAINFUL IS BLEPHAROPLASTY SURGERY?

Most of Dr. Fishman’s blepharoplasty patients describe a swollen or sore sensation as opposed to true pain after blepharoplasty surgery. Most people will have mild-moderate swelling, bruising, and itchy or blurry eyes after surgery. These symptoms are well-managed with cold compresses, oral medications, and lubricating eye drops.

HOW LONG BEFORE I WILL SEE THE FINAL RESULTS OF MY BLEPHAROPLASTY?

Most swelling after eyelid surgery resolves within 2 weeks, though some swelling remains for several months after surgery. Most patients may return to work and social activities within 2 weeks after surgery, though final results usually appear closer to 2-3 months post-operatively.

WILL INSURANCE PAY FOR BLEPHAROPLASTY SURGERY?

Insurance does not cover elective cosmetic procedures, but may cover procedures deemed medically necessary–such as a heavy eyelid obstructing vision. You may be instructed to undergo an exam and testing with your Ophthalmologist to evaluate for possible visual field obstruction. For non-insurance cases, we offer financing and are happy to discuss this with you after your consult with Dr. Fishman.