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I have over 40 lipoma on my left leg alone. Is Lipoma Removal Covered by Insurance?

I have over 40 lipoma on my left leg alone. Is surgery covered by insurance? I'm tired of these things, and I seem to be getting more and more of them. In addition to my left leg (I only have a handful on my right leg), I have them on my arms, and now see a couple on my stomach. I have read that this may be do with a problem with my endocine or immune system. Blood panel says I'm "healthy". Is there anything I can do "diet wise" to get rid of these? 

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Lipomas can be coverd by insurance

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A lipoma can be coverd by insurance, as anything with insurance it depends on your plan.  Lipomas have a stong genetic component so changing your diet will not help.  The best is to surgically remove them but this does leave scars.  Using liposuction or injections to dissolve them have a high recurrence rate.


Paramus Plastic Surgeon
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Is Lipoma Removal Covered by Insurance?

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Depends on your insurance. Lipoma is a fatty tumor and should be covered by all insurances. It must be removed totally so liposuction is not a treatment of choice.

Mohsen Tavoussi, MD, DO
Huntington Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Lipomas covered by insurance.

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lipomas are typically covered by insurance if they are enlargind are suspicious for a more malignant tumor or are symptomatic. This pretty much covers most lipomas. But to be certain check with your individual insurance plan.

lipomas occur sporadically in certain patients and are not related to diet as far as we know at this point.

i agree that using liposuction or lipodissolve lead to high recurrence rates and the inability to examine the mass pathologically.

Timothy Mountcastle, MD
Ashburn General Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

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