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A 31-year-old male asked:

Hi, for the past 10 years now i have been struggling with lipomas that is very visible on my arms and legs. i went 4 times to go get them removed, but then you sit with scars.any way to get rid of them or just make them not that visible?

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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery
Lipomas: Sounds like familial lipomatosis. Can remove the more unsightly ones thru small incisions. Se plastic surgeon who does liposuction, could possibly remove that way. Always possibility of nerve muscle injury, or infection with these procedures
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