I need lipoma removal on back of head mid-scalp area, the size is about 2 inches wide, just soft, fatty liquid. Outpatient hospital is too expensive, can I do local anesthesia at a doctor's office?
Can I Do Local Anesthesia at Doctors Office for Scalp Lipoma Removal?
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Local anesthesia and lipoma removal
Lipoma removal in dermatologist office
Lipoma removal is usually a very safe , quick effective procedure. I have removed lipomas that are more than 4 inches wide safely and effectively in the office and this is common in dermatologists offices. So please get a second opinion before booking your surgery in a hospital for what may be able to be done safely, less expensively in another safe setting. As always, you must trust your doctor and they should do what is best for you, just let them know your preference for outpatient in office surgery to see if this makes sense.
Lipoma removal using lidocaine anesthesia for scalp and forehead lipomas
Outpatient lipoma removal is the option of choice for most non complicated lipomas. Lidocaine anesthetic is usually sufficient for the procedure. I perform the majority of my lipoma removals in this fashion.
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Thank you for the question.
Excision of a scalp lipoma under local anesthesia is widely performed. Seek consultation person with a well trained board-certified plastic surgeon.