The doctor should remove more than 1 in one sitting unless he just wants to paid per procedure... in-network payment to doc is not high. Local should do unless the lipoma is very big or very deep. I just had 9 taken out in one...
How many were removed and how long did it take? (how much faster is this kind of procedure over incision?) Let us know in a year if they ever grow back in the same spot.
$1,700 is your expense after insurance? What was billed total otherwise?
Was this at a hospital or plastic surgery in-office?