A lipoma is a deposit of fat under the skin commonly found on the back, shoulders, and neck. Lipomas are generally non-cancerous (benign) and painless. However, some patients elect to make them removed by a dermatologist if they find the growths bothersome.
Patients in Southeast Asia can seek treatment for lipoma from their next-door neighbours – Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia – that are now widely recognised as medical tourism hubs. These countries have many private dermatology clinics that offer comprehensive treatment for lipomas and other skin conditions.
Based on recent polls, more Southeast Asians prefer Thailand and Malaysia when they seek both common and specialised dermatology services. Many private dermatology clinics in these countries invest heavily to provide not just good treatment outcomes but also exceptional patient experience. Most feature advanced technologies from world-renowned brands and equipment approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The growing competition in the field of medical tourism has also driven these clinics to offer much more than treatment, investing in their facilities and in providing spa-like experience as well as end-to-end assistance to make travel a smooth experience for patients coming from other countries.
Singapore also welcomes patients from Southeast Asia seeking dermatology treatment. The city-state is the only developed country in the region offering all modern conveniences. It features many private dermatology clinics as well as Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited hospitals with dedicated dermatology departments. These are equipped with the same technology you’ll find in the United States and United Kingdom and are staffed by highly qualified dermatologists, most of which have studied or trained abroad.
When it comes to the cost of treatment, Thailand and Malaysia have more affordable services, offering patients up to 75% cost-savings when compared to having the procedure performed in Western countries. Singapore, on the other hand, offers up to 50% savings.