How Much Does Lipoma Removal Cost?

What is the approximate out-of-pocket price if insurance doesn't cover the procedure?

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Lipoma Removal

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A lipoma is a non-cancerous fatty tumor.  Surgical removal and evaluation by pathology is usually covered by insurance.  If not covered by insurance, the cost would depend on the size, depth, anatomic location, involvement of surrounding tissue, and surgeon expertise.  Smaller, less complex lipoma removals can be performed under local anesthesia in the office.  Larger, more complex lipomas are better performed in the operating room with IV sedation or general anesthesia, which would add additional cost.  I would recommend seeking an in-office consultation with a plastic surgeon to evaluate your specific case and personal preferences regarding anesthesia.

Ziyad Hammoudeh, MD


Marina Del Rey General Surgeon

Lipoma Removal

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I appreciate your question.

Cost varies by geographic location, surgeon expertise, OR time, anesthesia, length of procedure etc.  I would recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon in your area who specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery and who is also a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgery.  You can call their offices in advance and ask for quotes prior to scheduling consultations.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.

Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.

Best of luck!

Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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How Much Does Lipoma Removal Cost?

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Thank you for the question. 

When it comes to cost of surgery, there may be many “variables” involved. The specific surgeon's credentials/experience level (or lack thereof), the specific geographic area you are looking at, the different operations available, the location of the procedure ( quality of surgery facility), type/quality of anesthesia provider, insurance company involvement… are some of the potential variables involved. You will find average costs of surgery listed on this website, and on individual plastic surgeon's websites as well.

In regards to outcome of the planned procedure, more important than costs of the procedures will be careful selection of your plastic surgeon. I would suggest starting with the American Society of Plastic Surgery and/or the Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgery to obtain a list of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons. 

 

I would also suggest that you do not base your selection of plastic surgeon primarily on costs of surgery; keep in mind that revisionary surgery may be more costly in many ways.  I hope this, and the attached link, helps. Best wishes.

Atlanta Lipoma removal

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The price for a Lipoma at our Atlanta office will depend on how many,how large and where your lipomas are located.  If you only have  one that can be surgically removed under local anesthesia then the cost would be between. $500.00 to $800.00 dollars.

Cost of lipoma removal

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The cost varies based on your geographic location and the site and size of the lipoma. If it is a small lipoma that can be easily removed under local anesthesia, then it should cost between $500 to $2000

Regards

Tanveer Janjua, MD
Bedminster Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Lipoma removal cost

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500-2000 depending on size and location.

most however are covered by insurance.

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