“Scarless” Lipoma Removal

Lipomas or fatty tumors are benign tumors of mature fat cells that may appear anywhere on the body. Although the majority of lipomas are not harmful, patients often choose to remove lipomas for aesthetic or functional reasons. 

Dr. Michelle Copeland and Dr. Libby Copeland-Halperin have developed lipoma removal expertise which includes combining excision with liposuction techniques to remove lipomas with minimal to no scarring and quicker recovery time. Read more about our lipoma removal techniques in our publication: Combined Liposuction and Excision of Lipomas study. When you schedule a consultation, we will discuss the options to provide the best results. Lipoma-removal surgery takes place in our private AAAASF-accredited surgical suite.


Lipoma Removal FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers about Lipoma Removal.

Lipomas are unsightly lumps under the skin that can affect one’s self-esteem, especially around visible areas of the body such as the arms, chest, neck, or back. Additionally, lipomas have the potential to become painful, as they can put pressure on surrounding nerves and tissue over time. Lipomas and neurofibromas often present in multiples. However, all benign tumors (lipomas and neurofibromas) have the ability to undergo malignant degeneration. For this reason, it is best advised that they be removed after being properly diagnosed. Dr. Copeland and Dr. Copeland-Halperin have developed expertise in combining excision with liposuction techniques to minimize the potential for scarring and use precision multilayer plastic-surgical closure to ensure that large, unsightly scars will not result.  All masses are then sent for pathological analysis to ensure that they are, in fact, benign.

Lipoma surgery can be completed as an outpatient, in less than an hour, and patients will see immediate results. Removing a lipoma can ease the pain and discomfort caused by an unsightly growth under the skin. Additionally, the removal of lipomas can improve self-confidence and bring peace of mind to patients.

A consultation will give you the best understanding of how a lipoma removal procedure will help you. There are no age restrictions and we will work with you to minimize recovery time.

A consultation is necessary to provide an accurate quote for lipoma removal. In-person and virtual consultations are available and you will receive a detailed, written surgical quote. Insurance may cover lipoma removal, please contact our office manager for more information

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