Since Lipoma is a Fatty Tissue, Can the Application of Hot/warm Water Dissolve It? Thank You (photo)

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Lipoma removal options in Los Angeles

Lipomas are generally not self resolving and thus require surgery in most cases to resolve. Raffy Karamanoukian Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Will Lipoma dissolve?


A lipoma is unlikely to dissolve in any area on the body with the application of hot or warm water.  Lipomas are benign and can be left alone and if they are unappealing for you then you should have it excised by a qualified surgeon.


Stephen Salerno

Can warm water dissolve lipoma?

The placement of heat over a lipoma will not cause it to dissolve.  The only method to remove a lipoma is to do so with a surgical procedure.  

Michael I. Echavez, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
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