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What is multiple lipomatosis?

The symmetric multiple lipomatosis It is a rare disease that presents the symmetrical growth of lipomas (fatty tumors) in areas such as; neck, chest, arms and shoulders. The signs and symptoms vary greatly from person to person. In general, the accumulation of fatty tissue increases over time and can lead to difficulties in mobility of the neck and a greater perception of pain. The lipomas they can cause physical deformity and peripheral neuropathy, when they compress a nerve. In most cases, the disease does not cause cancer; however, in very rare cases, lipomas can become cancerous.

It is a condition characterized by the appearance of multiple lipomas on the trunk and extremities. They usually occur in more than one family member. Lipomas, although they are not very painful, aesthetically and functionally affect the person who has them. Patients with multiple lipomatosis generally received some type of surgical treatment and present unsightly scars, which is why they hesitate to continue with the removal of the rest.

Symmetrical multiple lipomatosis treatment

He Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra developed a technique that allows the removal of lipomas leaving minimal scars. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia, sometimes associated with sedation.

Many lipomas can be removed in a single intervention, sometimes reaching more than 30. Frequently, the removal of multiple lipomas in a single session is requested by foreign patients who travel to the country for the sole purpose of performing this treatment.

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Length of stay in Buenos Aires for this type of procedure: 48 hours. Patients can immediately continue their activity. It is recommended to use compressive lycra garments and elastic bands.

Patient experience: before and after

Treatment price

To send a quote an evaluation of Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra is required. The value of the query is $20,000 pesos

If you later decide to carry out the treatment, this value will be deducted from the total amount.

Procedures facilities and security

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 It 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.

Doubts and queries

If you have any medical questions, send an email to

[email protected]  . In this mail Only medical consultations will be received. Inquiries about shifts, payments and administrative issues are not attended.

If you have questions about the amount of the surgery You can send an email

[email protected]  Or by WhatsApp: 0054 9 11 5037 9821

To coordinate operative dates send mail to Josefina Nuñez [email protected] or a whatsapp  005491169459535

By phone on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following telephone numbers.

  • 0054 11 4 901 6690
  • 0054 11 4 904 3434
  • 0054 11 4 904 0880

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