Cosmetic Lipoma Removal

While lipomas can be a physical burden depending on their size and location, there is another aspect to them—their cosmetic appearance. Regardless of a lipoma’s location, it can cause insecurity and lack of confidence due to its abnormal appearance. This certainly applies to lipomas on the neck and face, but patients with lipomas on their abdomen or thighs may also be self-conscious. At the Lipoma Center Los Angeles, our surgeons are not only skilled in the effective removal of lipomas—they are also among the leading cosmetic surgeons in Los Angeles. Their surgery is clean, tight and virtually undetectable. For patients seeking lipoma removal for cosmetic reasons, there is no facility more qualified than the Lipoma Center Los Angeles. To find out more about receiving aesthetic and effective cosmetic lipoma removal, please read below or call our office today.

What are lipomas?

A lipoma is a growth of fat cells contained in a thin, fibrous capsule. In most cases, lipomas are located directly beneath the skin, making them easy to detect and diagnose. While they can occur almost anywhere on the body, they are most commonly seen on the neck, torso, upper arms, upper thighs and armpits. Because of their unsightly nature, many patients seek cosmetic lipoma removal to restore a healthy, beautiful appearance.

Lipomas are benign, meaning they are not cancerous, nor will they develop into cancer. However, if you have a growth similar to what’s described above, it is important to seek the care of a doctor to ensure it is a lipoma and not something else.

Cosmetic treatment of lipomas

In treating lipomas from a cosmetic viewpoint, the primary consideration is the end result. While there are several methods of removing lipomas, the surgeons at the Lipoma Center Los Angeles are interested in discovering which method will produce the most beautiful result while minimizing the likelihood of lipoma recurrence.

There are three general methods for removing lipomas:

  • Steroid injections
    Steroid injections can be used to reduce the size of lipomas. However this method of treatment rarely eliminates the lipoma completely.
  • Liposuction
    Because lipomas are made of fatty tissue, liposuction can be utilized as way to get rid of most of their mass. Unfortunately, much like steroid injections, liposuction may not be successful in removing the entirety of the lipoma.
  • Surgical Removal
    By far the most effective treatment for lipomas is surgical removal. Lipoma surgery is a brief outpatient procedure that is typically performed under local anesthesia. Because lipomas are usually located directly beneath the skin, the incision is not deep and only leaves a thin scar. Lipoma surgery is short, generally lasting less than an hour. Patients can go home shortly after their surgery. All in all, lipoma surgery is a remarkably easy and comfortable procedure, which usually provides complete relief to the patient.

In cosmetic lipoma removal surgery, our surgeons first perform a thorough consultation with each patient. During this time, patients can ask any questions they like to gain an understanding of their lipoma treatment options. Additionally, our surgeons will review all recommended procedures, coming to an agreement with the patient regarding which one is most suitable. A consultation at the Lipoma Center Los Angeles is a highly individualized experience, with the goal of total understanding between doctor and patient.

Schedule a consultation

For patients seeking among the finest cosmetic lipoma removal available, the next step is a consultation at the Lipoma Center Los Angeles. While the information on this website may be used to consider one’s options, it is no substitute for a live consultation and examination with one of our premier surgeons. Only then can an ideal treatment plan be crafted and carried out. Please call our office today to set an appointment.