It was during the swimming session at the Private Residence that one classmate noticed a big lump on the hip of another classmate. After further examination by a surgeon classmate, a diagnosis was made and surgery recommended.
This is the right hip lump, the size of a closed fist. It had been growing for 13 years already.
No, the patient isn't grimacing in pain, nor is he high on opioids. His anesthesia is mainly local plus vocal, as the surgeon amazes all with his operating skills as with his jokes.
This is the fatty mass, grossly diagnosed as a lipoma, that was removed. This picture is intentionally blurry because some viewers might not have the stomach for such images.
The happy surgeon, patient's wife, anesthesiologist and patient, who has the biggest smile as the anesthesia hasn't worn off yet!
* all perioperative photos were taken and posted with expressed consent from patient himself