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How are lipomas treated?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Lipomas can be treated through liposuction or direct excision. In my practice, I prefer to make a small incision over the lipoma and surgical remove the lipoma as one mass.  Pathological diagnosis can also be performed as well.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you are bothered by a lipoma, a doctor may recommend various treatments. A lipoma is a harmless skin growth formed by fat cells. In most cases there is no need to have a lipoma treated, since it poses no threat to your health. If you decide you want a lipoma removed, a doctor may suggest surgery or liposuction (a process used to remove fat from the body).

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