Not all liposuction tasks involve a life-changing transformation of shape.
Today I saw a fellow whom I hadn’t seen in a couple of years. Back then Sam was worried about lipomas – little overgrowths of fat scattered like fatty lumps under his skin.
Some of these I had been able to reduce and eliminate with *lipodissolve* injections – these I mention in the cosmetic medicine part of the website.
Others had been a bit big for lipodissolve, so we had proceeded to direct liposuction.
A few little squirts of local anaesthetic, one 2mm incision, and we were able to remove by liposuction the entire contents of the lipoma, leaving a smooth surface and just a tiny 2mm mark to show where we had been.
Trouble is, anyone who has had more than a few lipomas is likely to get more of them in future. And this was the case with Sam.
So today Sam came back for some more treatment.
We’ll likely do this every few years until someone finds a permanent cure for lipomas (although I wouldn’t hold my breath for this – there are plenty of other more pressing demands for the medical research dollar than lipomas).
In the meantime, Sam’s lipomas are kept unnoticeable/invisible by occasional treatments with lipodissolve &/or liposuction