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Freaked out after seeing lipoma removal. Can I get rid of them with weight loss?

Freaked out after seeing lipoma removal. Can I get rid of them with weight loss?

No: Some people are prone to lipoma formation due to genetic issues that are independent of weight gain/loss. Existing lipomas do not go away with weight loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I think I have a lipoma. What doctor should I see to find out for sure that's what it is and how do I get rid of it?

I think I have a lipoma. What doctor should I see to find out for sure that's what it is and how do I get rid of it?

Dermatologist or sur: Most lipomas are diagnosed by simple exam and most are simply ignored. Several lipomas on one person is common. When annoying or ugly they are removed by a simple surgical excision. Expect to get stitches. ...Read more

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Can I get insurance to cover multiple lipoma removal? I found 76, 9 bother me enough for removal due to size I bump them & have occ. Nerve pain.

Can I get insurance to cover multiple lipoma removal? I found 76, 9 bother me enough for removal due to size I bump them & have occ. Nerve pain.

If they have to go..: Usually we try to leave them alone but if there are some that are painful then your insurance usually pays to have them removed. Try not to go overboard on getting them cut out. ...Read more

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I have a lipoma on my fore arm , and another one seems to b growin right nxt to it! please suggest me how to get rid of them.

I have a lipoma on my fore arm , and another one seems to b growin right nxt to it! please suggest me how to get rid of them.

Not a DIY project: First of all, this is not a do-it-yourself project. Assuming the diagnosis is correct, lipomas can be removed through a minor surgery (even in the office). Lipomas do not have to be removed - unless they are causing you some sort of distress. Check this out with your doctor to be sure you're on the right track. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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I have lipomas, how can I prevent more from returning or get rid of them with alternative medicine?

I have lipomas, how can I prevent more from returning or get rid of them with alternative medicine?

Not much helps: Lipomas are benign fatty "tumors" which are harmless and quite common. Genes determine who is likely to get a lot of them. There is no current preventative medication or treatment allopathic or alternative that i know of, but the treatment is pretty simple. They are often easily removed in an outpatient surgical procedure with local anesthesia when needed. If they don't hurt, leave them alone. ...Read more

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My brother is 26 , having lipoma all over his body but after the biopsy of larger one report was normal ,feel pain too so how can he get rid of them?

My brother is 26 , having lipoma all over his body but after the biopsy of larger one report was normal ,feel pain too so how can he get rid of them?

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 them for the most part. ...Read more

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I have lipoma in my both hands since 5 years. Though I have remove some of it through surgery but it come out again. How to get rid of it?

I have lipoma in my both hands since 5 years.  Though I have remove some of it through surgery but it come out again. How to get rid of it?

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 evaluation and consider reexcision. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any at home remedies I can use to get rid of a large lipoma I have on my arm?

Are there any at home remedies I can use to get rid of a large lipoma I have on my arm?

No.: Unfortunately, the only way to get rid of a lipoma is to surgically remove it. Happily, these are often very minor operations that can be performed in an office setting under local anesthesia in less than 30 minutes. If this lipoma is interfering with the quality of your life, i recommend seeing a surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my arm I was told it was a lipoma what is that and how do I get rid of it. And is it dangerous?

I have a lump in my arm I was told it was a lipoma what is that and how do I get rid of it. And is it dangerous?

Benign Fatty Tumor: Lipomas are non cancerous growths that may occur anywhere on your body, usually evident as a rubbery lump that can be felt just under the skin. They can be easily removed (often under local anesthesia in an office-setting, depending on it's size and location). Removal is advised if it is enlarging or causing discomfort, although many request removal for aesthetic reasons. ...Read more

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Will burning fat get rid of lipoma?

No: Burning fat won't get rid of lipoma. http://patient.info/health/lipoma-leaflet ...Read more

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How can I get rid of lipomas behind the neck?

How can I get rid of lipomas behind the neck?

Surgery: Lipomas are abnormal fat tissue. Etiology is unknown. Once they form they typically require surgery to remove. ...Read more

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Whats natural way to get rid of lipoma. I have a lot of them, all over my body. Currently I am taking apple cider vinegar, tumeric, and chicweed evday?

Whats natural way to get rid of lipoma. I have a lot of them, all over my body. Currently I am taking apple cider vinegar, tumeric, and chicweed evday?

Lipoma Treatment: Lipomas are overgrowths of fatty tissue under the skin, and these will typically not regress with any type of treatment except for surgical removal of the fatty tissue. This is typically a very straightforward procedure, and can sometimes even be performed in the office of a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a lipoma?

How can I get rid of a lipoma?

Excision: Lipomas are usually surgically excised. Liposuction is an option for some lipomas, but there is a higher incidence of recurrence. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of lipomas cheaply?

How do I get rid of lipomas cheaply?

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 surgeon who performs these as above and you can avoid both the hospital or and anesthesia charges. ...Read more

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How long does the scar from a lipoma removal take to heal?

How long does the scar from a lipoma removal take to heal?

4-6 weeks: For the scar to heal to about the same average strength the rest of your skin has. The scar will always be remodeling itself for life, but, after the 4-6 week period, most people will not notice any difference in the scar vs. The rest of their skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Lipoma Removal (Definition)

Lipomas are benign tumor that consist primarily of fatty tissue with varying amounts of fibrous connective tissue. They can be solitary or multiple, and may run in families. Small lipomas of the skin are removed as an office procedure under local. Larger lipomas or lipomas located deep may require anesthesia and a ...Read more