Lipoma Removal

Lipoma removal is a minimally invasive procedure that removes the common, typically painless, fatty tissue growths called lipomas. Although lipomas are rarely harmful, they can cause significant cosmetic concerns for many. 

Is Lipoma Removal
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Pre and Post Operative Instructions

Lipomas typically appear as soft, colorless lumps, usually less than two inches wide. They are generally easily moved and appear gradually. Although not typically painful, they can cause some discomfort if located near nerves or blood vessels.

While their cause is unknown, they tend to run in families and can sometimes appear after an injury. A lipoma can appear on any part of the body, though typically on the neck, shoulders, arms, and thighs. A doctor usually diagnoses them via physical examination, biopsy, or other scans. 


Before the surgery

You will be matched with a concierge who will guide you through your entire consultation process. You will attend a consultation with your surgeon in person or virtually, who will learn your goals, answer any questions, and perform an examination to create your surgical plan.

Preoperative preparation may include
Stop smoking
Fill prescriptions
Stop taking medications and supplements that exacerbate bleeding
Plan time away from work, childcare, and pet care for recovery.
Find a family member or friend to bring you home and assist you after surgery.

During the surgery

One small incision will be made to remove the lipoma. In some cases, since they are fat-based, liposuction may be used to draw out the entirety of the fatty tissue. Regardless of the treatment option, lipomas must be removed entirely to ensure they do not return.

Surgery duration
30 minutes - 1 hour

After the surgery

This minimally invasive procedure requires minor recovery. Your surgeon will provide detailed postoperative instructions and scar management protocol. Results are permanent, as they rarely return when lipomas are entirely removed.

Healing Time
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