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What You Need to Know about Lipoma

A lipoma is a round or oval-shaped lump of fatty benign tissue that grows just beneath the skin. It moves easily when touched but is not typically painful.

While lipomas can appear after an injury, their cause is still unknown. People with some inherited conditions are more prone to their formation. If the lipoma is irritating, painful, or continues to grow, your doctor may recommend that it be removed.

Once a lipoma is removed properly, reoccurrences are uncommon.

 

The Ideal Candidate Anyone can be a candidate for lipoma removal.
Target Areas While lipomas can form anywhere on the body, they are most common on the back, torso, arms, shoulders, and neck.
Average Cost This procedure starts at $500.
The Ideal Candidate
Anyone can be a candidate for lipoma removal.
Target Areas
While lipomas can form anywhere on the body, they are most common on the back, torso, arms. shoulders, and neck.
Average Cost
This procedure starts at $500.

 

The Treatment Process 

Following an assessment consultation with Dr. Sleightholm, the procedure will be scheduled.

  • Local anesthesia will be administered and, while the patient may feel some pressure or pushing, they should not feel any pain.
  • Once the area is numbed, the doctor will make an incision to remove the tissue.

Post-procedure, there may be some slight tenderness where the lipoma was removed, but this will reside within 1-5 days. There is no need to take time off work.

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