Local anesthesia was all they needed. Once the shot worked its magic, the surgeon sliced easily through the few layers of skin. A perfect ‘C’, the aftermath of the incision would hide nicely behind the ear, leaving no visible scarring.
A quick flip and fold revealed the gelatinous mass of the benign tumor. Not the usual off-white, blood-veiled color of a typical Lipoma, its pale bluish tint was almost pretty. Still, the surgeon wasn’t overly concerned. Earlier tests had proven it was benign, no need to worry now. He made note of the color for the pathology report then reached for the forceps.
A stronger-than-usual tug dislodged the mass from the surrounding tissue. There was minor, very minor bleeding from one or two blood vessels but again, not enough to cause the surgeon any concern. The screaming however, coming softly from the now quivering blue blob as it sank slowly into the bio-container would have definitely caused some concern to everyone in the room.
Good thing the soothing music being piped into the operating room drown it out.