Subcutaneous Tissue

Subcutaneous Tissue

Learn More About Subcutaneous Tissue:

Subcutaneous tissue operations in Bradenton are often performed to remove suspicious tissues and lumps present in the tissues below the surface of the skin. Also known as soft tissue, this is the tissue that provides support for the body’s organs. It can include the blood vessels, lymphatic system, fibrous connective tissues and muscle. When cancers or suspicious lumps form in the body’s soft tissues, surgery is often necessary to remove them and also confirm a diagnosis.

Did you know:

That most soft tissue tumors are benign? In fact, only 1 in 10 soft tumor diagnoses turn out to be malignant. The risk for developing soft tissue cancers does increase slightly with age, but the annual incidence still remains low, with approximately 30 cases for every 1 million people in the population.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the symptoms of a soft tissue tumor?

Many people with soft tissue tumors experience no symptoms other than a noticeable lump beneath the surface of the skin.  Depending on the tumor’s location, however, it may cause some pain or irritate the surrounding nerves. Generally, tumors that show rapid growth are more likely to be malignant than those that remain the same size for long periods of time.

When should I see a Bradenton surgeon about subcutaneous tissue removal?

Talk to your doctor about any lumps or growths you notice beneath the skin – especially if they are producing new symptoms or changing in size or shape. Depending on the size and location of the mass, your doctor may recommend further testing or surgical removal.

What should I expect during surgery?

All Bradenton soft tissue surgeries are different depending on the extent of the operation. For some, the procedures may be performed on an outpatient basis and require very little recovery time. For others, a more invasive surgery and follow-up treatments may be required to prevent the spread or recurrence of cancer in the future.

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