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Lipoma Removal Near the Knee. Surgery or Lipo? And Do I Need To Wear A Garment After? (photo)

I have a 10cm lipoma removal to be done. It is on the inner side of my knee. Two questions (1) will need a surgery or liposuction will do? (2) do I need to wear compression support garments after the suction or after surgery? 

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Large lipoma

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You may elect to have liposuction f the lipoma. However the chances of recurrence is high, and you will need a biobsy of th lipoma before liposuction. You can have it copletely removed but will have a long scar. Either way you will need to wear compression garment to decrease the chances of fluid accumolation (Seroma)

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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