If you have a lipoma, you probably are more bothered by its unsightliness than anything else. Most lipomas are benign growths, but it is a good idea to have a specialist examine it just in case. Rather than go to a general practitioner, you should speak with a specialist who is experienced in diagnosing and treating this condition.
When you first meet with the lipoma doctor, the growth will be examined and depending upon the results of the physical exam, the doctor might recommend an ultrasound of the area or even take a biopsy. You want to consult with a specialist who’s familiar with lipomas and can quickly confirm for you whether or not you have a lipoma or another type of fatty tumor. The physicians at the Lipoma Removal Center of Excellence are highly skilled experts in the diagnosis of benign tumors and are knowledgeable in the minimally invasive procedures to remove them.
Lipoma Removal Procedure
There are several procedures that a lipoma doctor can perform. First, the doctor would need to determine the best course of treatment for your case and discuss it with you. If the lipoma is small, one of the following treatments could be used:
- Lipoma excision – minimally invasive procedure to remove the growth
- Steroid injection – this procedure shrinks the lipoma; typically used for small lipomas only
Whenever possible, it’s best to remove a lipoma soon after its detected. A surgeon can easily remove a smaller growth with a simple incision which leaves little to no scar.
If the tumor is entirely removed through a minimally invasive procedure or surgery it should not grow back. Depending on the size of the lipoma, a small scar could result from the surgery. In most cases, however, a lipoma is removed using a minimally invasive technique which results in minimal scarring. Additionally, you would be given post-operative instructions for wound care to help speed healing and reduce scars.
Contact a Lipoma Doctor
Lipomas are easily removed so if you’ve been delaying treatment of an unsightly or uncomfortable lipoma, it’s time to consult a specialist. We have a qualified and highly experienced team of physicians and staff at The Lipoma Removal Center of Excellence. Contact us today at 888.316.9905 for more information about treatments or to schedule an appointment. You can also send us an online message through our contact form.
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