What are lipomas?
Lipomas are single or multiple “bumps” of fat cells that are soft, round, and move easily over the overlying skin. They can be small or very large. They usually occur on the neck, trunk, arms, and legs, but can be found anywhere on the body. Lipomas can grow in size and become disfiguring or bothersome.
How do you remove a lipoma?
Removal of the lipoma consists of injection the region with a local anesthetic to numb the area. Then, we make a small incision in the skin and remove the lipoma. You may need some sutures depending on how large the incision is. You will follow up with us in 7-14 days to remove the sutures depending on the location of the lesion. We will send the lipoma to a pathologist to confirm it is a benign growth. The entire process is generally swift and comfortable and we recommend planning on a total of one hour for the entire procedure. Please contact our office for a consultation for any lipomas and we would be happy to provide a quote.