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If my Lipoma is the Size of a Large Grapefruit, Will I Need a Drain?

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Lipoma surgery and the need for a surgical drain

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Lipoma removal is an outpatient procedure that usually does not need a drain. The need for a drain depends on the amount of dissection, bleeding, and risk for seroma.

Web reference: http://surgery90210.com/cosmetic-dermatology/13/lipoma-removal.aspx

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Will probably need a drain for large lipoma

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Hello,

If your tumor is that large, the need for a drain is likely. Ask your surgeon what he or she plans for lipoma removal at consultation.

Orange Plastic Surgeon
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