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What is the procedure for getting rid of fatty tumor on ankles?

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lipoma

Surgical excision of the lipoma is the best option.
You'll need to get the complete fatty tumor removed in totality which is why "lipo" is not recommended. Hope this helps.

In brief: Lipoma

Surgical excision of the lipoma is the best option.
You'll need to get the complete fatty tumor removed in totality which is why "lipo" is not recommended. Hope this helps.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Excision

A fatty tumor or lipoma can only be gotten rid of by excision of the lipoma in its entirety, liposuction is not the treatment of choice as it will suck the fat out but leave redundant skin which may need to be excised later, excision is covered by most insurance and liposuction considered cosmetic may not be covered.
Excision is a minor operation and can be done under local anesthetic.

In brief: Excision

A fatty tumor or lipoma can only be gotten rid of by excision of the lipoma in its entirety, liposuction is not the treatment of choice as it will suck the fat out but leave redundant skin which may need to be excised later, excision is covered by most insurance and liposuction considered cosmetic may not be covered.
Excision is a minor operation and can be done under local anesthetic.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Excision vs lipo

Fatty tumor in ankle area is most likely a lipoma.
The two most common procedures to improve the appearance of the area are either excision of the tumor or lipo suction. You may want to find a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon to do this. Good luck.

In brief: Excision vs lipo

Fatty tumor in ankle area is most likely a lipoma.
The two most common procedures to improve the appearance of the area are either excision of the tumor or lipo suction. You may want to find a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon to do this. Good luck.
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Dr. Andres Sarraga
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