Can lipoma come back after they are removed?

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If not completely removed it can come back. that's why it is important to see a trained surgeon with experience.

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If the lipoma is completely removed, the chances of recurrence is very rare. It is more common if part of the lipoma is left behind, some lipomas has finger-like extensions and may miss a portion of it, then it can come back.

Samir Shureih MD.FACS

Samir Shureih, MD
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