Adequate hemostasis is achieved following the removal of the lipoma using hemostats or suture ligation. The dead space is closed beneath the skin using buried, interrupted 3-0 or 4-0 Vicryl sutures ( Figure 5 ) . Occasionally drains may have to be placed to prevent fluid accumulation, but this should be avoided if possible. The skin is then closed with interrupted 4-0 or 5-0 nylon sutures. A pressure dressing is placed to reduce the incidence of hematoma formation. The patient is given routine wound care instructions, and the wound is checked in two to seven days. The sutures are removed after seven to 21 days, depending on the body location. Specimens should be submitted for histologic analysis.
I am 41years old and have never suffered with Lipoma…I noticed what i thought was a spot that seem to get bigger and bigger?? its now a large soft lump about 5″ round on back of neck near middle.. I have suffered with this for over a year now complaining to my doctor some 6 times to get this removed as it has got bigger and bigger.. I am also suffering from severe tiredness all the time? my lower legs ache from the shins down and around my ankles, i have full blood tests all come back totally clear yet still tired all the time?. I am due to have General Anasetic in January 2012 to have this removed just hope aches and pains/tiredness go too??