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I Think I Have A Lipoma On My Arm Which Kind Of Doctor Can Remove It
Surgeon: Lipomas are very common benign tumors that are usually located just under the skin, but may be as deep as the muscle layer. Many different surgical specialists are trained to perform this operation, including general surgeons, plastic surgeons, and hand surgeons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a painful, goofball size lipoma near my pelvic bone. Due to its location, what kind of doctor do I consult to have it removed?
Gen. Surgeon: Gen surgeons perform most lumps/bumps except if it;s on the face or hands. Then seek the expertise of a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Surgeon: Lipoma can be multiple and recur. If they are growing or are located in a sensitive area, a recommendation for surgical removal is made. Outpatient surgery is ususally adequate, so you can avoid hospital stay. Take friend/family with you to your appointment to help ask questions. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I have to have the lipoma on my arm removed of its growing and how is the removal preformed step by step?
Maybe: Normally small asymptomatic lipomas do not need to be removed other than for cosmetic reasons. However if you have a lump under the skin that is tender, painful, or growing rapidly it should probably be removed and biopsied. Usually this can be done in an office setting with local anesthesia. An incision is made, the lump is identified and removed and then the skin is closed with sutures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thanks! How can I make sure it's a lipoma? What kind of doctor can check it out and what kinds of tests will they do to be sure?
If i want to be checked out for multiple lipoma syndromes, what type of specialist doctor would i ask to be sent to? Thank you!
First your own MD: If you have multiple soft tissue masses under the skin , most likely they are neurofibromas , some one in your family may also have them , get one biopsied , if they are lipomas gen surgeon , or plastic surgeon will take care of the problem , also possible to remove them by lipo-sucction in order to minimize the scar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have several lipomas on my arms (some of the size of a strawberry) - is it possible to remove them without leaving any scars at all? Thanks.
No: But small and can be placed cosmetically usually ...Read more
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