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Sebaceous cyst/ Lipoma

  • Skin tumors, sebaveous cyst, lipoma

Common tumors on the skin or muscles:

•       Sebaceous cyst: obstruction of sebaceous gland would lead to accumulation of sebum, forming cysts. It is more common in teenagers who have active sebaceous glands, commonly found on the scalp and face, as well as the core body.

•       Fibroma: Fibromas are formed by connective tissues. The classification is based on the contents in the fibromas. Since connective tissues are widely located in the body, fibromas can occur in any places of the body.

•       Lipoma: caused by growth of the fat tissue. It is more commonly seen in people around 40-50, located in the neck, shoulders, back and the abdomen, or even in the internal organs.

 

Medically, if the tumors have not caused any other symptoms and effects on the appearance, it is not a must for treatment. However, in the following conditions, doctors would recommend a surgery:

•       Redness, pain or pus formation

•       The tumor cannot be confirmed as benign

•       The tumor is affecting patient’s daily activities

 


Procedure
• Sterilize surgical site
• Injection of local anesthesia. It may be slightly painful.
• Once the surgical site has been completely numb, surgery would be carried out.
• Stitch up after the removal of tumor
• Cover the wound with dressing materials or apply topical anti-inflammatory paste Care and advice
• If no discomfort is experienced after the surgery, patient may go home and rest.
• If necessary, pain medications may be taken.
• Do not remove the dressing materials without instructions. Keep the wound away from water.
• Maintain good personal hygiene
• 5 days after the surgery, patient may remove the dressing materials for bath.
• If the wound is sutured with soluble materials, there is no need to remove stitches.
• Please visit the clinic as scheduled for removing stitches.

Diet and exercises:
• Maintain normal diet. No diet restriction is required.
• Maintain daily activities. The sooner you mobilize, the better the pain will relieve.
• Consult your doctor for more exercise advices as the type of exercise you can do depends on your wound location.

  • Common tumors on the skin or muscles:
• Sebaceous cyst: obstruction of sebaceous gland would lead to accumulation of sebum, forming cysts. It is more common in teenagers who have active sebaceous glands, commonly found on the scalp and face, as well as the core body.
• Fibroma: Fibromas are formed by connective tissues. The classification is based on the contents in the fibromas. Since connective tissues are widely located in the body, fibromas can occur in any places of the body.
• Lipoma: caused by growth of the fat tissue. It is more commonly seen in people around 40-50, located in the neck, shoulders, back and the abdomen, or even in the internal organs.

Medically, if the tumors have not caused any other symptoms and effects on the appearance, it is not a must for treatment. However, in the following conditions, doctors would recommend a surgery:
• Redness, pain or pus formation
• The tumor cannot be confirmed as benign
• The tumor is affecting patient’s daily activities

For small and shallow tumors, they can be removed under local anesthesia
*All surgical procedures are performed in the day procedure centre registered under Private Healthcare Facilities Register, Department of Health