Remove Lipomas Surgically, by Steroid or Liposuction

What are lipomas?

Lipomas are slow growing, fatty lumps situated between skin and muscle. Usually detected in middle age, some people have more than one lipoma. While lipomas aren’t cancer, they can be very bothersome and even painful.  Some lipomas never stop growing, so they must be removed before their size becomes unmanageable.

Which areas of the body are most affected by lipomas?

  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Back,
  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Thighs

What do lipomas look like?

  • Soft, doughy lumps
  • Move readily with slight finger pressure
  • Usually less than 2 inches in diameter, but they can grow much larger

What treatments are available at LA Laser and Skin Center for lipomas?

Surgical removal

Most lipomas are surgically removed by cutting them out. Recurrences after removal are uncommon. At LA Laser and Skin Center, we use a specialized technique called minimal excision extraction which results in less scarring.

Steroid injections

This treatment shrinks lipomas, but it cannot eliminate them. Steroid injections are ideal for patients whose lipomas do not cause physical discomfort but are in highly visible areas.

Nonsurgical liposuction

Using a needle and syringe, fatty tissue is extracted in a simple nonsurgical procedure.

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