Sunday, November 2, 2008

Bryan's Liposuction Surgery...

Good Evening Everyone,
We had a nice quiet Sunday today. I had the day shift and we had some walk-ins today but over all it was pretty light. Bryan had been asking me for a while to remove a lipoma from the back of his left arm for a while now, and tonight we actually had some time to get it done.

A lipoma is just a little fatty tumor that can grow anywhere adipose tissue is located. This particular lipoma was rather superficial and pretty easy to remove. I thought I would share some photos of the procedure. These are placed on this blog with Bryan's consent.

Here I am numbing him up with some 2% lidocaine with epi. He's a hairy little monkey isn't he?

Here I have scrubbed up, cleansed his wound with Betadine and after prepping him, I made my initial incision.

I start to bluntly dissect the tissue to get down to the lipoma.

I have visualized the top of the lipoma, now I just need to grab a hold pull and dissect my way to the bottom.

Almost there...

Just a little further...

She's ready to pop...

There it is, a piece of fat is born.

Boy, what some people will do to lose weight!

Time to close.

First stitch went well. Just like darning socks. (Not that I have ever darned socks, but I have been angry at my pants when they became too tight to wear.) HA!!! That joke was a hit in the 5th grade. Well, you get what you pay for on this blog.

I was reaching for a cup of coffee on the mayo tray when my medic took this picture. (Geez, I've got a big forhead.)

Finishing up.
I used 3-0 Ethilon suture material. It a little thick for a suture but this area of the arm is high tension, so I needed something with a little strength.

All finished.

Bryan lost 12 pounds during this procedure. 2 oz. was due to the removal of the lipoma; the rest was from the hair I shaved off his arm.

Thank you so much for spending your time with us today. Join us next week, when we televise Mike's colonoscopy. It should be big fun.


beeceem said...
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beeceem said...

Hey I am no hairy monkey. I prefer teen wolf. Great pictures. I have no idea what the options say on this page to email you. It's all in German so I am just writing some stuff and hopefully it all goes where it is supposed to go and you are able to read it. Great job on the suturing. Don't forget some of the weight is from the pint of blood I lost from all the bleeding. But I am recovered from that.

Tony C said...

That was awesome! Great pictures by the photographer...textbook stuff.

Hope all is well in Iraq. God bless and be safe.

Again, love the blog.

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