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How can I get rit of a lipoma and how does affect it to my health?

24 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
12 doctors agree

In brief: Minor Surgery

Lipomas are benign growths of fatty tissue, usually found just under the skin.
They can grow anywhere on the body. Unless they get so large they push on some vital structure, they generally cause no serious problems. They are treated by excision, which can be done in the office or operating room depending in the size & location of the tumor, as well as the your surgeons preference. Best wishes!

In brief: Minor Surgery

Lipomas are benign growths of fatty tissue, usually found just under the skin.
They can grow anywhere on the body. Unless they get so large they push on some vital structure, they generally cause no serious problems. They are treated by excision, which can be done in the office or operating room depending in the size & location of the tumor, as well as the your surgeons preference. Best wishes!
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Otto Placik
occasionally liposuction is used but is not the procedure of choice
Dr. Farhad Rafizadeh
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Remove it.

The only way to get read of a lipoma is to remove it surgically.
Some times it can be removed by liposuction. When lipomas are very large there is a small chance that they could be a liposarcoma which is a cancer. Therefore a biopsy is necessary.

In brief: Remove it.

The only way to get read of a lipoma is to remove it surgically.
Some times it can be removed by liposuction. When lipomas are very large there is a small chance that they could be a liposarcoma which is a cancer. Therefore a biopsy is necessary.
Dr. Farhad Rafizadeh
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe skin depressed

Agree with the other docs.
Generally removed with surgery, if getting it removed. Liposuction can have recurrence more commonly. Removal of a large lipoma can leave a depression where it once was.

In brief: Maybe skin depressed

Agree with the other docs.
Generally removed with surgery, if getting it removed. Liposuction can have recurrence more commonly. Removal of a large lipoma can leave a depression where it once was.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Excision/Liposuction

Lipomas are usually treated with excision.
Large lipomas or lipomas in areas where a scar is to be avoided can be treated with liposuction, although recurrence is increased.

In brief: Excision/Liposuction

Lipomas are usually treated with excision.
Large lipomas or lipomas in areas where a scar is to be avoided can be treated with liposuction, although recurrence is increased.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. David Levens
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery is indicated

A lipoma is a benign fatty tissue tumor that can be easily removed if symptomatic or if there is any concern that it may be a different type of tumor.

In brief: Surgery is indicated

A lipoma is a benign fatty tissue tumor that can be easily removed if symptomatic or if there is any concern that it may be a different type of tumor.
Dr. David Levens
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Lipoma

Lipomas of the skin usually require a simple excision to cure them, often done in the doctors office.
Lipomas usually do not affect the health unless they are causing pressure on some vital structures. Lipomas in other organs require examination by your doctor to determine the answers to your question.

In brief: Lipoma

Lipomas of the skin usually require a simple excision to cure them, often done in the doctors office.
Lipomas usually do not affect the health unless they are causing pressure on some vital structures. Lipomas in other organs require examination by your doctor to determine the answers to your question.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lipo or excision

Lipomas are benign growths of fatty tissue.
These can sometimes be suctioned through a small incision or excised through a larger incision.

In brief: Lipo or excision

Lipomas are benign growths of fatty tissue.
These can sometimes be suctioned through a small incision or excised through a larger incision.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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