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What are cysts and lipomas? What is the difference?
Also known as ‘lumps and bumps’, in New Jersey, cysts are commonly removed through simple minor surgical procedures. They are typically non-harmful fluid-filled pockets under the skin containing debris and dead skin cells. Cysts may be found anywhere on the body and can range from small pea size to a large grapefruit-size. Cysts typically appear solid with a dark spot-like opening, and can become tender or red. A cyst may become problematic if fluid leaks out of the cyst onto surrounding skin, as it may cause discomfort or even become infected.
Cysts can form for many different reasons such as when a hair follicle becomes blocked, when skin is damaged or an individual has acne, when surface skin cells that normally shed, move into deeper skin layers and multiply, or when sebum is secreted forming a fluid-filled sac.
Lipomas are also non-harmful mobile masses of soft tissue that can develop under the skin, and are commonly found on shoulders, chest, arms, back, bottom and thighs. These dome-shaped lesions are composed of clumps of mature healthy fat cells. Lipomas are similar in size to cysts and grow fairly slowly. They appear soft without an opening like cysts have. If lipomas grow big in critical areas such as back or shoulder, it can interfere with functionality and mobility.
Cysts and Lipomas
During the initial consultation, Dr. Gartner and his team will evaluate your health, determine size and location of lipoma, and guide individuals to their optimal removal option.
Dr. Gartner is a fully certified plastic surgeon and general surgeon. Though he has a wide range of experience in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery, he takes pride in using advanced, precision techniques to perform common, minor surgery such as lipoma and Cyst removal in his New Jersey or NYC offices. A plastic surgeon has the artistic and meticulous touch needed to ensure minimal scarring or visible damage to a treatment area. Dr. Gartner will explain the procedure, type of facility used, anesthesia, as well as explain the risks involved with each procedure. If appropriate, he will offer any other alternative surgical options and appointments that may be applicable to each individual. Most insurance plans fully cover the removal of cysts and lipomas.
The vast majority of cysts and lipomas are harmless but can often be unsightly or uncomfortable. Both can be removed through minor excision surgery. Excision of small cysts and lipomas (<5mm) may be performed due to inflammation causing discomfort, or even for aesthetic or cosmetic reasons. Most are small in size and do not require treatment. Removal requires a plastic surgeon’s knowledge and skillset to avoid leaving tissue depressions and obvious scarring
CYST – WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SURGERY
- If not malignant, no immediate treatment is necessary Steroid injection—reduce inflammation
- Surgical Drainage—drain pus and then remove cyst wall
- Surgical Excision –Entire cyst wall and contents must be removed by direct excision –if a piece of surrounding shell of cyst remains, secretion of oils from glands may cause infection, or cause cyst to recur.
Surgeon will mark an area around the cyst to prepare for removal.
The surgery itself will take approximately 15-20 minutes.
The patient will be able to drive after the surgery as anesthetics are administered locally.
Local freezing of cyst site is used to numb (20-30 min allows freezing to set in).
Specimen with skin cells will be removed.
Stitches may be needed and will be removed 5-14 days later.
Redness is normal even after stitches have been taken out.
Scar should be hardly visible, and smooth 4-6 months post surgery.
LIPOMA – WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SURGERY
- Removal by direct excision—remove the skin and underlying tissues
- Liposuction (minimally invasive)–allows for smaller incision to vacuum fat cells from underlying skin
The surgeon will mark the area around the lipoma to prepare for removal.
Surgery itself will usually take approximately 30 minutes to perform.
The patient will be able to go home once the procedure is completed.
Removal procedure is carried out under local anesthetics.
‘Enucleation’ for smaller lipomas.
A small incision is made on skin overlying lipoma using a thin rod called ‘curette’ (has a small gouge at one end).
Surgeon separates lipoma and removes completely from surrounding normal tissue.
Dressing is applied to wound and wound area.
'Excision' for Larger Lipomas
Surgeon makes a series of incisions on skin overlying larger tumor.
Surgeon applies a pull to skin flaps made by incisions and squeezes to expose the lipoma.
Surgeon carefully dissects lipoma fat tissue as well as fibrous capsule from adjacent normal tissue.
Remaining tissue space is closed with dissolving sutures.
Recovery period depends on the size and location of lipoma.
Typically, individuals can return to work and resume light activity 1 week after lipoma removal.
Sutures usually can be removed 1-2 weeks after surgery.
Improve Quality of Life
Lipomas may pose different restrictions and hindrances for many individuals. Once a lipoma reaches a certain size, it may pose restriction on movement of the affected area, as well as become visually and physically discomfortingSurgical lipoma removal can enhance quality of life, as well as cosmetic appearances for individuals whose are hindered by them. Dr. Gartner’s extensive knowledge and skill allow for skin care that treats cyst and lipoma’s in New Jersey and NYC, leaving minimal tissue depression or visible scarring..
Dr. Gartner will discuss how your individual lipoma removal can help improve your life and determine the best method for you. The vast majority of lipomas are removed through a minor surgery. That means that individuals can arrive on their own, have a team of professionals guide them through the procedure, and return home unescorted. Most individuals are able to shower over the area and return to their normal activities right away.
A follow-up appointment with Dr. Gartner is recommended to monitor the healing process, and remove any sutures if necessary. You’ll be given detailed instructions when you come to see Dr. Gartner for your New Jersey cyst or lipoma removal.
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