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Dear doctors, I’m very keen in removing my lipoma located at the back of my head. The lipoma is roughly a size of a 50 cent coin. How long does surgery usually take, and will there be any complications? How much will it cost? Regards.

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Dear Jessica,

Thank you for the question.

Lipomas on the scalp are usually  removed by surgical excision. However, there are other causes of lumps on the scalp including sebaceous cysts and pilar cyst which can appear very similiar to a lipoma. These can also be removed by surgical excision and ideally sent for histological confirmation.

Surgery is usually done  under local anaesthesia. The main complications are bleeding and haematoma formation, infection and scarring  The  duration and cost will vary according to the size and complexity of surgery. A ballpark figure is about 20 to 30 mins and cost $600 and up.

Hope this information is helpful for you.

0 303 views 0 Doctors agree Thu Jan 25 2018 04:16:58 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Hello JessicaEvans,

Thanks for the question. Removal of lipoma that size is usually a 30 minute or less procedure if uncomplicated. Possible complications include recurrence, wound infection and scarring, but they are rare.

The cost to remove it in a public hospital should be about 300 to 400 dollars. This still depends on your doctor’s assessment.

Wish you the best!

0 303 views 0 Doctors agree Thu Jan 25 2018 04:17:55 GMT+0000 (UTC)
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