Diagnosis & Treatment of Lipomas

Any effective treatment begins with a diagnosis. The doctors at Lipoma Center Los Angeles want to completely understand what they’re dealing with before they recommend any treatment. In an effort to reach this understanding, they will use one several diagnostic tools. Once any abnormality has been conclusively diagnosed, our experienced surgeons will walk you through your treatment options and make sure all your questions are answered.

How Can I Tell If I Have A Lipoma?

A lipoma is defined as a slow-growing, fatty lump that's often located between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. The discovery of this or a similar foreign growth in one’s body may cause one to become concerned. Fortunately, your primary care provider or a specialist at the Lipoma Center in Los Angeles can easily determine what this lump might be. There are also several indicators to check for at home that could provide you with peace of mind while you wait for your appointment with a licensed physician.

When one suspects that he or she may have this benign tumor of fatty tissue, the best course of action is to make an appointment with a specialist at the Lipoma Center in Los Angeles who can analyze and definitively diagnose what your unfamiliar lump might be, giving you the peace of mind you deserve. In the meantime, click the button below for more at-home diagnosis tips.

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Testing and diagnosis

While a lipoma is a benign growth, it does share symptoms with less friendly conditions. For this reason, it may not be enough for a patient to read the symptoms and attempt a self-diagnosis. As with any unusual growth, it is essential that patients seek the help of a professional to ensure that any needed treatment is carried out swiftly and effectively. At the Lipoma Center Los Angeles, our doctors will deliver a rapid, certain diagnosis, giving you the knowledge you need to properly move forward with treatment.

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Treatment for Lipomas

Because lipomas are surface growths, they are usually easily treated with very little discomfort. Surgical treatment is a very straightforward procedure that is often the most effective option available. Surgery for a lipoma can be conducted on an outpatient basis, under local anesthesia and carries little to no risk or downtime. There are also a variety of non-surgical treatment options which our experienced doctors can explain in detail, so that you may understand the pros and cons of each.

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