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do lipomas go away

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
NO: Benign fatty tumors (lipomas) will persist, and possibly enlarge. No need to remove, however, unless they're on a pressure point or become uncomfortab ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience General Surgery
No: They can be removed if they are bothersome.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
37 years experience General Surgery
No: But all of them do not need to be removed. If they are increasing rapidly or uncomfortable then have it removed. And make sure a provider that removes ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Cannizzo
26 years experience General Surgery
No: Lipomas are benign fatty tumors. They really don't do any harm but can be removed surgically for cosmetic reasons. They also should be removed if they ... Read More
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
No: No!
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Scalp numbness: Skin nerves can be indirectly or directly affected by surgery. Depending on the location of the surgery (especially along the back of the head near th ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Firm for up to 6wks: Typically scarring may take up to 6 weeks before softening. Massage may help if acceptable to your surgeon after the first 2 weeks of healing.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
NO: They do not 'come and go' , lipoma is a slow growing , benign tumor of fat tissue, once develop will not disappear , unless removed, rarely they can ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Lipoma: A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that's most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. Often a lipoma is easy to identif ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Lipomas: Lipomas are usually removed with simple excision. That means we cut it out. Depending on the size, this can be done with local anesthesia or local a ... Read More

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