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Risks of Lipoma Removal in the Neck?

I have a lipoma on the front part of my neck and it's growing rapidly. I want a cosmetic removal. Are there any risks involved since its on my neck? Thanks.

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Be careful with excision of neck masses.

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The real question is how do you know for sure that it is a lipoma? Generally lipomas do not grow rapidly and this is somewhat suspicious. This may need to be evalauted by a surgeon first and possibly with a radiologic study to make sure there is no deep structure involvement.


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