Lipoma on Nape of Neck

i have lypoma at nape of neck on left side at c2 & c3 level. size 4.3*1.8*6.1cm in superoinfe

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Thanks for the question.

Contact a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your region for an evaluation and management plan for your lipoma. Excision of these masses are generally very straight forward if performed by qualified medical professionals. 

Warmest Regards,

Glenn Vallecillos, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Neck lipoma

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Lipomas are very common and generally easily removed with a small incision.  Best bet is to see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who can not only remove the growth but also (hopefully) do so with a very small and well-healed incision.

Piezotherapy--An Effective, Small Incision Way to Remove Lipomas

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Lipomas, which are benign fat tumors (fat accumulations), ordinarily do not cause symptoms. However, in areas where they protrude and bulge, they often cause considerable cosmetic distress. Traditional surgical approaches require an incision along the entire diameter of the bulge, which, with larger lesions, typically requires many stitches to close, leaving a prominent, unsightly scar. 

Piezotherapy is a simpler approach that works for removing most small to medium sized lipomas--best for those measuring only a few centimeters across in diameter. With this technique a small punch is made under local anesthesia over the center of the bulge. The fatty contents are then "delivered" through the small opening that results, much the same way a full-sized baby is delivered through the small opening of the vagina. Once all the contents are removed, the small incision can be closed with very few sutures, and the scar that results is naturally far smaller than those created by tradiitonal excisional surgery and generally barely visible because of its smaller size. 

Nelson Lee Novick, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

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