Cyst & Lipoma removal
Cyst & Lipoma Overview
A lipoma is a knot of fatty tissue, while a cyst is a hard, fluid-filled bump. Neither is usually harmful, but these growths can be annoying, painful, and affect your quality of life.
Lipomas are small, noncancerous masses of fatty tissue that usually grow just below the surface of your skin. These growths aren’t harmful to your health.
Lipomas are somewhat common and tend to grow in adults between the ages of 40 and 60. Most people usually have just one lipoma, though about 20% of those affected may have several.
Lipomas can appear almost anywhere on your body, but usually appear on your: Chest, Shoulders, Back, Neck, and Armpits
Lipomas grow slowly, and most are 2 inches across or smaller. However, these tumors can be bothersome if they’re large or located in sensitive areas.
Cyst & Lipoma Treatment
A warm, moist cloth on the area might help it drain and heal, but it’ll probably come back. Cysts will sometimes go away on their own, although it is uncommon.
Cyst & Lipoma removal typically involves making an incision in the growth, and then surgically removing the fatty growth. This procedure is similar to liposuction. For a cyst, one option is to puncture and drain the growth. However, this treatment carries a risk that the cyst might grow back.
Your dermatologist can easily treat a cyst or lipoma. Options include:
- Draining the cyst. The doctor cuts the cyst and pushes out the gunk inside. Cysts can still return after this.
- Injecting medicine into the cyst to reduce swelling if it’s tender, swollen or growing,
- Removing it by minor surgery to take out the entire cyst wall. This usually keeps them from coming back.
- Laser removal.