Smart Lipo for Lipomas?

I have multiple Lipomas. I wanted to know what the consensus is about the use of Smartlipo for the removal of Lipomas. I am in good shape and don't need the treatment for any fat reduction besides the lipoma removal. The reduction in scarring would be wonderful but I am skeptical after reading some Smartlipo stories about lumps and bumps forming under the skin as part of the healing process. Would this treatment be worthwhile? Thanks.

Doctor Answers 2

Liposuction and Lipoma Removal

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Although, any type of liposuction, including Smart Lipo, can be used to remove lipomas; in most cases, it is probably better to directly excise the lipoma through a small incision.  With direct excision there is a better chance that the entire lipoma has been removed, including it's capsule.  This will reduce the risk of the lipoma recurring.  Best wishes.


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Liposuction for lipoma treatment can be successful but, the capsule needs to be removed or you risk reocurrence. I agree a shot scar is better than a long one for complete surgical removal.

David A. Bray, Sr., MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon

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