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Best Method to Remove Huge Number of Lipomas?

I have more than three hundred lipoma on my whole body. May I know which is the best method to remove the huge number of lipoma with less scarring, as well as reduce the impact disease?

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Removal of multiple lipomas


Multiple lipomas are commonly encountered and I tend to stage the lipoma removals, first with the large ones, and then multiple smaller ones. 

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Large number of lipomas to remove and best method

If indeed the masses are diagnosed as Lipomas and there is no underlying disorder involved then I would suggest a direct excision through a small incision. I would have this performed in an outpatient surgical setting and have each lipoma sent for biopsy. While it is highly unlikely there is any chance of malignancy it is best to be safe rather then sorry. This procedure is typically covered by insurance and would be done with local anesthesia and a choice of light sedation in an accredited surgical facility.

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Large Number of Lipomas Is Unsual


You need to be evaluated for any fat storage disorders or other metabolic conditions that could cause this condition. If it is determined that it is not related to any other illness or metabolic condition and indeed the masses are lipomas, then your best bet is liposuction of the lipomas to minimize the scarring.


Tanveer Janjua, MD
Bedminster Facial Plastic Surgeon
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