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how to get rid of lipoma without surgery

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
17 years experience General Surgery
No: No way to get rid of them other than surgery. Surgery may not be needed though if they are normal appearing and small.
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
No: Surgery is your only option.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
No: Surgery is the only way to get rid of lipomas.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
24 years experience General Surgery
Only surgery: Can get rid of them. If on your hand around wrist areas the a ganglion cyst so have make sure which is which.
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Dr. Andres Sarraga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
May need 2nd surgery: Lipomas may recur . But lipomas are not very frequent on hands. You should have a copy of your previous pathology and visit a plastic surgeon for eval ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
NO: A lipoma is an isolated tumor, not a normal subcutaneous fat collection. It won't be affected by your personal systemic weight loss.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
I am not aware: Of any non-surgical methods of lipoma treatment. Specifically, I have no knowledge of any of the things you mentioned having any beneficial effects a ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Really can't: You can have individual lipomas surgically removed if they are painful. Sometimes it doesn't actually help with the pain. You just have to live with ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
NO: First must to have a biopsy of one lesion , most of the time when multiple are usually neurofibromas not lipomas , most likely some one in your fami ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
By removing them: By surgery or lipo- suction.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Not cheap, rather...: ...Inexpensive. Depending on the size and location of the lipoma, they may often be removed under local anesthesia in an office setting. Find a surg ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: Lipomas are abnormal fat tissue. Etiology is unknown. Once they form they typically require surgery to remove.

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