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Do lipomas go away

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 41 years experience
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
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
No: They can be removed if they are bothersome.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
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
General Surgery 28 years experience
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
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
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
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
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
General Surgery 57 years experience
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
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
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
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
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
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Not true : I would only remove the larger ones or those causing pain. You probably have a propensity to form them. They will not grow faster if you remove them b... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Betts
34 years experience
Lipoma's: These are tumors made up of fat cells that are densely packed together. They are benign. These can be annoying and may even be painful depending on ... Read More
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