Lipoma Removal

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A non-cancerous fatty growth, a lipoma can be removed with surgery. These benign tumors are soft, movable, and often painless. LEARN MORE ›

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Had a lump on inner wrist for many years. I always thought it was a cyst, and other doctors who looked at it thought it was a ganglial cyst. Friends urged me to get it checked out with testing, and was referred to Dr. Plant by MCI clinic. Dr. Plant is very knowledgeable, courteous and listens... READ MORE

These lipomas on my back were hurting. I needed them out. Dr. Hendrix was booked up for about a month until I could get in for my office procedure. I kept calling his office to see if they had any cancellations. His nurse always called me back. He had me put bactroban on my incisions for... READ MORE

I had a large lump on the back of my neck for 20 years. Every doctor I went to told me to leave it alone as my hair covered the lump and there could be complications from surgery due to its proximity to important nerves. In recent years, however, the lump began to affect my range of motion and I... READ MORE

For the past, 10 years I've been thinking I've had calcium deposits in my lower back and there was nothing I could do for my pain. I finally showed the so called muscle knots to my new physician and he said they were lipomaso and if they were painful I could have them removed. I'm excited to say... READ MORE

My story: I first noticed my lipoma about 8 months ago I went for console doctor told me it was lipoma do not give me any other information so I went to a second opinion who told me it was a lipoma in the procedures of what is going to take place if I was interested in doing it and I inform them... READ MORE

I Have My Surgery 6 Days Ago I Had A lot Of Pain But Now I Can Move It And Do A Little More With It. But Now It Just Have A Bad Smell Of Musty And I Wipe Under It Softly Gentle Not Messing With The Wound But The Smell Won't Go Away What Should Do.? Is This Normal After Surgery I'm not sure this... READ MORE

Yes thats right 1000s. Being from the UK removal of these awful things was never a medical priority even though they hurt and looked dreadful. I have them on both my arms trunk and top of my legs. You dont realise how many times you knock yourself during the day until you catch the lipomas.... READ MORE

Close to 20 years ago, I had a suspicious lump (benign), removed from one of my breasts by my gynecologist. Thanks to the talented hands as well as compassion of Dr. Stuart Linder, I am able to wear low cut tops as well as lie on my back without seeing the huge dent on my right breast. Since... READ MORE

I had a lipoma on my my forehead which I first tried to have my dermatologist remove. She told me it was a routine outpatient procedure, until she cut into my skin and could only remove a small portion of it. It ended up being transmuscular - meaning the majority of it lay underneath the... READ MORE

Saw the surgeon for less than 5 minutes total. I was told that the Lipoma had to be removed as it was causing my blood pressure to sky rocket from the pain, and severe headaches, arm useless, hand fingers, as well as my circulation in the right arm. Muscles spasms, pain, tingling, arm,hand,... READ MORE

I'm sorry this is such a long review, but I really want people to understand my experience and how grateful I am to have met Dr. Pousti. :) I had a lipoma slowly growing on my left side for over 10 years. The last 3 years had been very difficult. It was making comfortable sleep almost... READ MORE

I first noticed a gold ball size lump on my left upper Ribcage/side. We went to the doct I was told, lipoma. The doctor scrugged it off. So I never Did anything. I'm 27 years old now, and the lump got larger, its now the size of almost 2 baseball's and causes discomfort, plus I'm self concious... READ MORE

I had a big lipoma on my upper back. It is bothers me couple years. Recently I found Doctor. Lowen on Realself, got the surgery on Nov. The procedure took 3 hours. My lipoma got removed completely, looks like it is never existing before. Very satisfy with the result. Recommend to all the people... READ MORE

I am very particular about the quality of my medical care, most importantly the quality of the physician. Dr. Ahdout is impressive, an Alpha Omega Alpha Honors graduate from UCLA, the best of the best. She is not only skilled and meticulous in all her procedures, but she is my favorite doctor... READ MORE

Review Cost: >$10 billed to insurance, my cost (5K) scars: heavy scarring was it worth it: yes and no. My personal story I am a male 23yrs old. I have had lipomas on my arms and stomach every since i hit puberty. Around the age 18-21 lipomas started to increase in number... READ MORE

I started working out mid 2013 and discovered a lipoma near my bra strap area (side). I have a relatively nice back so I didnt want to be embarrassed by a "lump". I called a few doctor's but Tahir was by far the nicest, customer service wise. The procedure took about 45 minutes since mine lipoma... READ MORE

Was well worth the surgery to remove this lipoma which was painful while sleeping on side and causing pressure on spine causing a lot of low back pain. Surgery was on December 10, 2012. Hospital stay overnight to control pain. Relatively speaking the surgery wasn't the cause of pain afterwards... READ MORE

I had my dr's tell me I had a fatty cyst in its own pouch on my upper back and i didnt need it to be removed and it wouldnt get any bigger. it got bigger and started to hurt against my back , so I went to a surgon and scheduled surgery. under a local it cost me 3,000 out of my pocket. no... READ MORE

ENT cancer surgeon said I shouldn't get lipoma from neck removed as it may cause more harm than good. It grew and now two yrs later I went back and it had grown to the size of a tennis ball. Week later it's out and they also took out an enlarged lymph node, Initial biopsy negative,... READ MORE

I just saw a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills for what I thought was a sebaceous cyst on my forehead. After examining it, he told me that it is actually a lipoma. The doctor used the word "tumor", which instantly brought to my mind the word "cancer" but its probably benign. I... READ MORE

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How much does a Lipoma Removal cost?

The typical cost for a Lipoma Removal ranges from $35-$3,000 with an average cost of $1,575. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 93 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more