No treatment is recommended unless the lipoma becomes a cosmetic concern, becomes tender, or bleeds from friction against clothing.
Treatment options include intralesional steroid injections and surgical removal.
The conventional means of lipoma removal is open excision. While effective, it does leave scars. Laser liposuction can be used to treat lipomas but you can't think of it as traditional liposuction as you can not really suction out lipomas like regular fat. The laser probe can be inserted into a lipoma and turned out to help melt or liquify the lipoma and then allow the body to absorb the broken down lipoma.
This is a lipoma removal technique that is in a state of evolution and is not yet proven to be as consistently effective as excision even though it is more scarless.
We have performed lipoma excision with the LightScalpel CO2 laser. It's a short procedure, where a small straight incision is made in the skin, the lipoma is then extruded and quickly undermined and it is almost scarless.
Non excisional treatment of lipomas, which is now common, includes steroid injections or liposuction.
Steroid injections result in local fat atrophy, thus shrinking the lipoma. A one-to-one mixture of 1 percent lidocaine (Xylocaine) and triamcinolone acetonide (Kenalog), in a dosage of 10 mg per mL, is injected into the center of the lesion; this procedure may be repeated several times at monthly intervals.
The volume of steroid depends on the size of the lipoma, with an average of 1 to 3 mL of total volume administered. The number of injections depends on the response, which is expected to occur within three to four weeks. Complications, which are rare, are the result of the medication or the procedure, and can be prevented by injecting the smallest total amount possible and by positioning the needle so that it is in the center of the lipoma.
Because lipomas are made of fatty tissue, liposuction can be utilized as way to get rid of most of their mass
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New York Dermatology by Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Gary Rothfeld is a board certified NYC Dermatologist with a New York City office in Manhattan, New York providing expert skin care, dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology services. A Park Avenue practice with an international reputation in general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology.
I personally see every new patient who visits our office. I am not just a physician, I am a Board Certified Dermatologist. My goal is, quite simply, to provide the type of dermatologic care which I would seek for my own family. This is a very important point, since physicians often use the phrase "Doctor's Doctor" to refer to those individuals who typically are selected by physicians themselves for personal care. I am confident that my practice fully meets that definition. This is the type of 5-star care and service that our patients expect, deserve and receive. I treat every patient the way I would want to be treated: with courtesy, dignity and respect. I carefully listen to their hair and skin-care concerns and offer a variety of options including a treatment plan that I believe will give them the best results
Dr Gary sees every patient himself and believes in personalized care. The Doctor does not employ any physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or other physician substitutes to do his treatment. He sees every patient himself at every visit.
A significant percentage of my Dermatology Conditions are diagnosed on listening to medical history of the patient alone, a further percentage on examination and the remainder on further investigation and my patients teach me the rest. It is clear to me that history and examination skills remain at the very core of my dermatology practice. Older Dermatologists like myself rely on history and physical to a greater degree than the younger dermatologists. I think that the pendulum has swung too far towards all these cosmetic procedures where the younger dermatologists are just doing cosmetic procedures and not listening to their patients. This is an important point because if the Dermatologist does not spend enough time with the patient the cosmetic procedures will not work properly.
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