I have a large lipoma (about 4 in.), on the left side of my neck. What would be my best option to remove it? It's obviously a major eyesore, but I wonder if the risk, being that it's on the neck, of removal outweigh the benefit. Please help.
Best Way to Remove Large Neck Lipoma?
Doctor Answers 2
Removing large neck lipoma
Once you can establish for sure that it is a lipoma then the best way is to remove it with liposuction so the scarring is minimal. This can be done only if the lipoma is in superficial tissues, which most lipomas are.
MRI can help confirm the mass is a lipoma.
You need a plastic surgeon or an ENT surgeon
What you have is probably benign but should be removed because it will not get smaller over time and may grow making its removal more difficult. A preop MRI would be good to determine its depth and if any deeper structures are involved. I do not recommend liposuction of lipomas.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.