Lipoma & Cysts

Lipomas are benign fatty tumors. They are relatively common, occurring in people between the ages of 40-60 but they can happen to anyone, including children. Usually they are painless, soft to the touch, and easy to move about under the skin. While most lipomas are small, they can sometimes grow large enough to be bothersome – in extremely abnormal cases they can grow to be upwards of 40 lbs. While there are several different types of lipomas, the superficial subcutaneous lipoma is the most common and occurs just below the surface of the skin and can be found anywhere that fat is located

A cyst is a closed sac with a distinct membrane that may contain air, fluid, semi-solid material or a combination thereof. Cysts are often confused with abscesses, which are pockets of pus. There are numerous different types of cysts, typically based on their location in the body as well as their contents. Most cysts in the body are benign and are the result of plugged ducts, pores or other natural bodily outlets. Many people prefer to have them removed.

What happens during lipoma or cyst removal?

Before your cyst or lipoma removal, Dr. Shakov will address each growth on an individual basis. The procedures are then carried out in an outpatient facility using a local anesthetic and possibly a mild sedative if deemed necessary.

Where is the surgery performed?

Dr. Shakov removes lipomas and cysts in Monmouth and Ocean County in New Jersey.