64 year-old woman treated for giant lipoma removal through a 2 cm incision
This 64-year-old woman had a giant lipoma, 10 x 13 cm, present for 20 years. She had avoided having it removed because she did not want a long scar. She learned that it could be removed completely through a small incision using the Lowen technique of debulking it, softening it until it had the required plasticity and malleability to be extracted, through an incision of an inch or less, just as an octopus can pass through small openings. After an MRI confirmed it was benign, the procedure was done in the office under local anesthesia. The photos show the before and after at six days and the size of the specimen that was removed intact through the small incision. A video of the procedure method can be found on my website and on You Tube.