I am 34 year old female. I have many lipomas in my arms and legs. On one leg I have about five along my illital band from hip to top of knee. I have been training for a half marathon and that hip has been my source for PT. You can feel the lipoma on my hip(bursa) area. I have already had a large benign lipoma removed from my leg and arm. How can I get these removed without tons of scaring? I was willing to ignore them but I don't want to be limited in my physical activities by pain.
Lipoma Removal Options
Doctor Answers (2)
Very small lipomata can be removed as described through a "punch biopsy" size hole as they can be expressed through it with pressure. However, larger ones require local anesthesis in the operating room. A smaller incision (than the size of the lesion) can still be made and heal with nice cosmetic results in these larger lesions.
Lipomas can frequently be removed through very small excisions
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