I am 34 year old female. I have many lipomas in my arms and legs. On one leg I have about five along my illital band from hip to top of knee. I have been training for a half marathon and that hip has been my source for PT. You can feel the lipoma on my hip(bursa) area. I have already had a large benign lipoma removed from my leg and arm. How can I get these removed without tons of scaring? I was willing to ignore them but I don't want to be limited in my physical activities by pain.
Lipoma Removal Options
Doctor Answers 2
Very small lipomata can be removed as described through a "punch biopsy" size hole as they can be expressed through it with pressure. However, larger ones require local anesthesis in the operating room. A smaller incision (than the size of the lesion) can still be made and heal with nice cosmetic results in these larger lesions.