Cyst and Lipoma Removal

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Growths can appear almost anywhere on your body without much warning. Though some people may be more prone to them, they affect most people at some point in their life. While many are benign, some can eventually pose health problems. At the Lombardi Institute of Dermatology, we provide cyst removal and lipoma removal for patients in the Tampa area.



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About Growth Removal

Most often, growths pose no physical risk. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t have a powerful impact on your life. Many growths can appear in highly visible areas and make it difficult to build confidence in your appearance. So while there is often no bodily harm, they can cause significant psychological and emotional stress.

But with a skilled professional, you can have your cysts and lipomas removed safely and expertly. By using only the latest techniques and methods, we can help you once more achieve clear and smooth skin.

Cyst Removal

While other growths like moles may eventually stop growing, cysts tend to continually increase in size. Cysts start as small pockets of tissue encased in a capsule. Most cysts develop in an area where a hair follicle has inverted itself from the skin’s surface into the deeper skin layers. There are instances in which a cyst forms around an object perceived as a foreign body, such as an earring. Areas on which cysts may form include:

  • Back
  • Neck
  • Face
  • Scalp

Typically, this type of growth will feel like a small hard nodule beneath the skin. They might start out small enough to not be visible, but that can change over time.

Without treatment, most cysts continue to enlarge. At some point, this growth may burst, causing inflammation in surrounding tissue as well as discomfort. In these cases, you can become vulnerable to an infection and future health concerns. So it’s best to treat a cyst as soon as possible. To protect healthy tissue and prevent pain, removal of a cyst may be recommended.

Lipoma Removal

Lipomas are benign growths that can form beneath the skin as an overgrowth of fat. While they only have a small chance of leading to infection, they can cause both discomfort and cosmetic concern. Often the best option is to have them removed by a trained and experienced dermatologist.

Lipoma removal is a straightforward and effective way to restore your skin to its former health.

How Can I Tell If I Have a Cyst or Lipoma?

During their early stages, both cysts and lipomas can look and feel similar. So it is best to have any growths evaluated by a professional as soon as possible. If it is a cyst, waiting only means it will grow larger and bring a higher chance of infection. In general, neither growth will go away on its own. Lipomas occasionally might, but the odds are quite low.

How Cyst Removal and Lipoma Removal Work

For both cyst removal and lipoma removal, we use a simple surgical procedure. The procedure is both quick and quite comfortable, as we use local anesthetic to ensure you feel no pain. The entire procedure is rather quick, and you can heal from it in almost no time at all.

Once a cyst or lipoma is removed, you should be able to return to your daily life right away. When done properly, the procedure leaves little chance of recurrence. That means the odds are that your cysts or lipomas will not make any returns. Instead, you can simply enjoy your restored skin without worry.

However, after the surgery it is important to follow Dr. Lombardi’s instructions for caring for the site. Though the incisions are small, allowing them to heal properly is vital for achieving optimal results.

Is Cyst Removal or Lipoma Removal Right for Me?

In general, it is best to have growths removed before they can be cause for concern. If you have a cyst, you should especially have it removed. The first step is to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lombardi. He will walk you through the cyst or lipoma removal options that he has available, and together you can choose the one that best suits your needs. We provide complete information at every step of the process, so you are never in the dark about any aspect of your procedure. If you have questions at any point, we are happy to answer them.

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When it comes to cyst removal and lipoma removal, the sooner you start, the better. Waiting too long can put you at risk for infection or more. So schedule your consultation today to get started on the path to clear and healthy skin. Dr. Lombardi works closely with each patient to deliver a fully-tailored experience that helps you reach your goals and build confidence in your skin the way you deserve to! Call us today to learn more and take the first step to radiant skin!