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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Well, I just had a lipoma removed from my inner thigh. I really should have done this sooner. It was 11" long by 6" wide and 4" deep, and was compressing my muscle. I did have general anastesia and needed to stay over night due to pain. At this time I still have a drain in my leg.... READ MORE

I have very painful lipomas. Sometimes they have been called Vascular Lipomatosis or Angio-Lipomas. I have had hundreds (yes that's correct) removed surgically. I have been doing it over 20 years. The first Lipoma was taken out in 1983. I think I've had close to 800 take out now. My... READ MORE

Mine sat on my forearm and sat on a nerve causing me pain down my arm into my fingers. I was so scared when they told me what it was and that I had to have it removed. Wow was i shocked it was super easy and took like 20 min from start to finish. It was the best thing I could have ever did. I... READ MORE

I spent ten years of my life looking like i had u hunch back! i had a large lipoma on the back of my neck and from the side i looked like i was permently slouching.i had this surgical removed under local anethestic which was somewhat uncomfortable however after the op and the swelling had... READ MORE

I was in pain prior to the lipoma. So, yes it was very worth it, but I want to know when I am going to be better...I had a lump in my hair for several months; however, it did not give me problems until recently. I started having migraines with the pain orginating from the lump's location. I went... READ MORE

I had a good sized lipoma removed from my back. I had for over 5 years thinking little about it, but it started to bother me. I was referred by my doctor to a surgeon. It was done in a hospital as an out-patient surgery. They put me totally under and I remember very little, and had almost no... READ MORE

I originally had a small lump in my lip which was hardly noticeable but was annoying as would swell up in the cold. I went to my local hospital to have it checked out. They said they could remove the lump surgically.In the first operation they did not get the lump so I had to have a second... READ MORE

My lipoma was removed in the hospital by a surgeon I was in terrible pain during the procedure the whole procedure took about 30 minutes from start to finish I was crying format he pain that I was not able to endure after few shots of local anesthetic the doctor proceed to count into my skin and... READ MORE

I get these on my arms and legs. They do not hurt but look ugly, especially as they grow larger. Getting them cut out was simple. My Dr injected me with local pain killer and they were cut out within 5 minutes for each one. It was so simple, I wished that I'd done it years ago. I've added... READ MORE

I had three lipomas on my scalp for 20 years. I finally decided to have them removed. I went to Re-NOva Plastic Surgery in Wexford, PA. Dr. Clavijo removed all three of them for me right in the office. It was a painless procedure and no recovery time. Dr. Clavijo is an awesome doctor and really... READ MORE

I had a large fatty pocket on my back area and it has been bothering me for quite some time. Dr. Dahiya recommend to remove this lipoma surgically. He did a nice job since I can barely see the incision part -- no scar at all! During the surgery Dr. Dahiya numb me very well and I couldn't feel a... READ MORE

I discovered a small lipoma (size of my thumb nail) in 2001 at the front of my left shoulder. Over the past 14 years, I talked about it with two doctors (one in the beginning who diagnosed it as a lipoma and said it was no big deal, and then a few years later with another doctor, who said the... READ MORE

5 years ago, a golf ball sized lipoma was removed from the back of my head. Unfortunately, the lipoma gradually grew back, ultimately (in 2015) starting to put pressure on nerves in my neck. Due to concerns about scar tissue from the previous operation, the original surgeon declined another... READ MORE

I had a lipoma on my upper arm that got bigger over time and left a large unattractive mass. Dr. Rechner was able to remove it, smooth out the arm and it now looks SO normal! I can wear tank tops again, at the age of 57! I lived with this for a long time and was bothered by it constantly. I... READ MORE

**Originally submitted this March 21; hopefully this second time around it would appear. The reviews on this forum assisted me and informed my decision in, eventually selecting Dr. Alan Engler as potential surgeon for excision of my lipoma; this was after hours of online research into several... READ MORE

I had been aware of the lipoma since 2006, but it had grown to a point where my abdomen looked as if there were a golf ball protruding from it. I researched several doctors, but felt most comfortable with Dr. Codner and his staff. I felt that they were the most honest and thorough and I... READ MORE

I have a rare disease called Madelung's Disease, which causes bilateral lipomas (fat deposits in various areas). Because of this, I had very large fat deposits on both sides of my neck causing my appearance to change drastically. As the disease progressed, and my appearance was altered, I had... READ MORE

I have had a lipoma on my back for several years as well as back pain in the same area (unknown if related, but wanted lipoma removed to see if that was the cause). Dr. Janjua removed the ipoma from my back using liposuction. From our first meeting I knew I made the right decision going to him.... READ MORE

Both my Lipomas were the upper left side of my abdomen. I have pain when I bend over for more than a minute. My first was 8 cm by 8 and this last one was 4 cm by 5 cm. I have a huge problem after my last one a bit over a week ago with swelling in my abdomen. I thought I had gained 20 lbs... READ MORE

My motivation to see Dr. Sullivan was simply that I had some cysts in my scalp that needed to removed. As this is a hereditary and reoccurring unfortunate of circumstances I have it taken care every couple of years. In my experiences with him and his work I would consider it close to flawless.... 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 91 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more