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Question: Lipoma removal and subcutaneous scarring


 squidahoy - Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:59 am

12 days ago I had a small, but troublesome, lipoma removed from my chest wall. I just had the sutures removed yesterday and there seems to be a significant amount of scar tissue or something left under the skin--almost as large as the lipoma itself had been. Should I wait and see if it's just inflamation? Is there anything the doctor could do to reduce it if it were, in fact, scar tissue?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:56 am

User avatar Hi squidahoy,
Based on your description, it does sound typical of wound healing and the thicker texture will decrease and essentially subside with a little time.
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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