Receive Quality Treatment for Hand Masses in Thousand Oaks

If you have noticed a lump or swelling in your hand, it’s possible that you’re experiencing a hand mass. A hand mass is a growth or lump that can occur in various parts of the hand, such as the palm, fingers, or wrist. While most hand masses are benign, some can be cancerous or cause discomfort and affect your hand's function. At Elevate Plastic Surgery, we offer diagnosis and treatment for multiple types of hand masses.

What Are Hand Masses?

Hand masses are growths or lumps that develop on the hand, and they can be caused by a variety of factors. Some common causes of hand masses include cysts, ganglion cysts, lipomas, and tumors.

In addition to these common causes, hand masses can be caused by infections, inflammation, and trauma. In some cases, hand masses may be a sign of a more serious condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout.

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Symptoms of Hand Masses

When you have a hand mass, you may experience a range of symptoms. These symptoms can vary depending on the size, location, and type of the mass. Common symptoms of hand masses include the following:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Visible lump or bump
  • Changes in skin color or texture

Types of Hand Masses

There are several different types of common hand masses that we can diagnose and treat at Elevate Plastic Surgery:

Ganglion Cysts

Ganglion cysts are the most common type of hand mass. They are non-cancerous and usually appear on the back of the wrist or hand. These cysts are filled with fluid and can be painful, especially if they press on a nerve.


Lipomas are soft, non-cancerous growths that can occur anywhere on the body, including the hand. They are usually painless and can be left untreated if they do not cause any discomfort. However, if they grow larger or become painful, surgical removal may be necessary.

Giant Cell Tumors

Giant cell tumors are rare, benign tumors that can occur in the tendon sheaths or in the bones of the hand. They are usually slow-growing and can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness.

Synovial Cysts

Synovial cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can develop in the joints of the hand. They are typically associated with arthritis and can cause pain and stiffness.


Fibromas are non-cancerous tumors that can occur in the tendons of the hand. They tend to grow slowly and can cause symptoms such as pain and stiffness.

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Treatment Options for Hand Masses

When it comes to treating hand masses, there are several options available, depending on the type and severity of the mass. When you sit down for a consultation with Dr. Rahgozar, he’ll evaluate your situation, including the type of hand mass you’re experiencing and the severity of your symptoms. This will allow him to devise an ideal treatment plan, which may include the following treatment options:

Observation and Monitoring

In some cases, hand masses may not require immediate treatment. Dr. Rahgozar may recommend monitoring the mass over time to see if it changes in size or causes any symptoms. This is often the case for small ganglion cysts, which may go away on their own or remain stable and not cause any problems.


If the hand mass is causing pain or inflammation, Dr. Rahgozar may suggest over-the-counter pain relievers or anti-inflammatory medications. In some cases, he may prescribe stronger pain medication to alleviate your discomfort.


In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove a hand mass. This is often the case for tumors or cysts that are large, growing, or causing significant symptoms. Dr. Rahgozar will discuss the risks and benefits of surgery with you and help you decide if it is the best option. Typically, surgery to remove a hand mass will be an outpatient procedure performed using either local anesthesia with IV sedation or general anesthesia. The specifics of the operation will depend on the type and location of the hand mass being removed. After undergoing surgery to remove a hand mass, you will likely need to take several days or weeks to rest and recover at home before resuming your normal routine. Dr. Rahgozar will provide you with thorough instructions to ensure that your recovery process goes as smoothly as possible.

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Why Choose Elevate Plastic Surgery for Hand Mass Treatment in Thousand Oaks?

At Elevate Plastic Surgery, your hand mass treatment will be administered by Dr. Paymon Rahgozar. Dr. Rahgozar is a triple board-certified hand specialist who has trained at multiple top institutions. Throughout his career, Dr. Rahgozar has successfully treated numerous patients for a wide variety of hand and wrist issues, consistently delivering high-quality, life-changing results. He and the rest of our dedicated team will go the extra mile to provide you with a comfortable, stress-free treatment experience and compassionate care that’s custom-tailored to your unique needs. Simply contact our office today if you’re ready to schedule your initial consultation.

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