What is multiple lipomatosis?
The symmetrical lipomatosis multiple is a rare disease with symmetrical growth lipomas (fatty tumor) in areas like; neck, chest, arms and shoulders . The signs and symptoms vary greatly from person to person. Usually, the accumulation of fatty tissue increases over time and can cause difficulties in neck mobility and a great perception of pain. The lipomas can cause physical deformity and peripheral neuropathy, when compressing a nerve. In most cases, the disease does not cause cancer; however, in very rare cases, lipomas can become cancerous.
It is a condition that is characterized by the appearance of multiple lipomas on the trunk and extremities. They usually occur in more than one family member . Lipomas, while not very painful, aesthetically and functionally affect the person who has them. Patients with multiple lipomatosis generally received some type of surgical treatment and have unsightly scars, so they hesitate to continue removing the remaining ones.
Symmetric multiple lipomatosis treatment
The Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra developed a technique that allows the removal of lipomas leaving minimal scarring. This procedure is performed with local anesthesia, sometimes associated with sedation.
In a single intervention many lipomas can be removed, sometimes reaching more than 30. Frequently, the removal of multiple lipomas in a single session is requested by foreign patients traveling to the country with the sole purpose of performing this treatment.
Time of stay in Buenos Aires for this type of procedure: 48 hours. Patients can immediately continue with their activity. It is recommended to use compressive lycra garments and elastic bands.
Patient experience: before and after
The cost of treatment for each lipoma of an approximate size of 2×2 cm is USD 200 dollars .
The value of the consultation with Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra is $ 2,000 pesos. If you later decide to perform the treatment, this value will be deducted from the total amount.
Facilities and procedural safety
In addition to having state-of-the-art medical equipment, we have a complete surgical unit and recovery and hospitalization rooms. The modern surgical room is equipped with high-level technology and assisted by nurses and instructors specialized in this type of intervention.
The clinic has the approval of the Secretary of Public Health .
Questions and queries
If you have any medical questions, send an email to
[email protected] . In this mail only medical consultations will be received. Queries about shifts, payments and administrative issues are not answered.
If you have questions about the amount of surgery, you can send an email
Telephone on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to the following telephone numbers.
- 0054 11 4 901 6690
- 0054 11 4 904 3434
- 0054 11 4 904 0880