New York Lipoma Removal Doctor Recommendations

Help! I have a large lipoma on my back. I don't have insurance. I would like to know how much it costs and where I can find a doctor. I'm in upstate NY only an hour from the city.

Doctor Answers (3)

Finding A Surgeon?

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Check with the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and/or  and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for appropriate training and credentials.  Then, make sure you see lots of examples of the surgeons work in pictures.

Best wishes.


San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 710 reviews

Lipoma removal starting at $750

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I remove small lipomata in my Joint Commission accredited operating room regularly.  Fees start at $750 and are dependent upon the size of the lipoma and whether it is over or under the muscle.  "Large" is a personal opinion, in the absence of a specific diameter.  Some lipomas require sedation and operation in an out-patient facility which, of course, would significantly increase the cost of removal and the length of the scar.  That's why I recommend that patients not put off surgery indefinitely.

Robert L. Kraft, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

In my office cost of lipoma removal starts at $750

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Hello,

It depends upon who does it and in what environment. I do some small ones in the office under straight local. They start at $750. I am a plastic surgeon.

John P. Di Saia, MD
Orange Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

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