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Creates record for removing most number of lipomas in a day

324 lipomas removed by a single surgeon in a day

New Delhi: A popular model cum actor from Hollywood, was successfully treated for multiple lipomas with a record-breaking 10-hour surgery. This is the first time that any surgeon has treated 324 lipomas within a time frame of one day.

Moreover, the surgery was performed without any scars or stitches, which in conventional plastic surgery would have left around 1300 stitches throughout the body. Dr. Ashish Bhanot’s micro-incision technique for multiple Lipoma which involves removal of Lipomas through micro-incision (less than 3mm) which heals by itself and requires no stitches.

The patient, who was at the peak of his career started feeling some lump deposits throughout his body, mainly affecting his thighs, abdomen, chest region, arms and lower back. Though the condition was not affecting him in any physical pain or discomfort, but his quality of life and self-esteem was affected. Pertaining to the fact that he was unable to face the camera for various scenes, he started losing self-confidence.

Upon consultations at various places, he was suggested surgery and he underwent lipoma surgery by a plastic surgeon in New York. But the complication was that the surgeon could only remove 5 lipomas in a day which were done through big cuts and this took him over 2 weeks of recovery. Further one of those five cuts got infected, and upon complete recovery the was not only left with cut marks but also the stitch marks that was totally unacceptable to the patient as well as to his profession. He could not afford such long breaks from his career as he had more than hundreds of lipomas on his body.

He then came to know about Dr. Ashish Bhanot’s micro-incision technique, and after a telephonic discussion with the team, he visited Aum Clinics.

“He was thoroughly examined and found about 324 lipoma sites throughout his body. He was then explained about the complete procedure and recovery time in detail. The actual challenge was to remove all the 324 lipomas in a single day, which was a herculean task, and I decided to proceed, aiming to remove as many as possible in a single day. Finally, the surgery took more than 10 continuous hours and all the 324 marked lipomas were removed. The patient made a quick and good postoperative recovery, able to walk and move around comfortably, and was discharged from the hospital on the third day of surgery” said the Treating Doctor, Dr Ashish Bhanot, Director, Aum Clinics, New Delhi.

For multiple Lipoma, conventional plastic surgery leads to large cuts and stitches which has the problem of scarring infection and pain with long recovery time and break from his profession which was a huge economic loss not only to him but also for his production houses. But with micro-incision technique, no stitches were applied and that the holes were so small that they healed completely by the time he reached his country.

Lipomas are fatty lumps that grow slowly between the skin and the underlying muscle layer that are classified as tumours and are mostly non-cancerous and harmless. It is usually soft to touch, feels like dough but not tender and moves underneath the skin upon gentle touch. Being one of the most common types of the tumour to grow underneath the skin.

“Before the advent of this micro-incision technique, it was not possible to remove so many Lipomas because routine plastic or cosmetic surgery procedures explained to him in United states were given cuts as big as the size of Lipoma. So, 324 cuts with at least 4 stitches per cut would have given him 1296 stitches which might have given him great pain, long bed rest, scarring and risk of infection.” He added

Dr. Ashish Bhanot has already removed 180 Lipomas previously in a single day for one patient, but this is the highest number removed by One Surgeon in Single Day. 10 hours long surgery in One Patient which is a record number.

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