What is a Lipoma?
A lipoma is a soft lump that is made up of fatty tissue. They usually occur just under the skin and are harmless, however people may wish to remove a lipoma that is causing discomfort or for cosmetic reasons. Lipomas occur due to an overgrowth of fat cells. They are usually soft and movable and are commonly found in areas such as the chest, arms, back and lower body. Some people have more than one lipoma.
All treatments are tailored to the individual and personal experiences and results may vary. We recommend a one to one consultation with our Treatment Coordinators to discuss your treatment options.
How can a Lipoma be removed?Lipomas are harmless, however we always advise that they are reviewed by a dermatologist prior to removal.
You may wish to remove your lipoma if it is large and uncomfortable, or if it is located in an obvious area and affecting your self-confidence.
Summary of Lipoma Removal Procedure
- Procedure Time 30 minutes, depending on the size and depth of your lipoma
- Back To Work Immediately
- Anaesthetic Local anaesthetic
- Downtime Minimal
- Duration Of Results Maintenance Courses maybe required
- Results Permanent*
*Individual results may vary.
What areas can be treated?
Lipomas are commonly found just below the skin’s surface, in areas such as the chest, arms, back and lower body. Our team of expert dermatologists are experienced in removing lipomas from all areas of the body, including sensitive and hard to reach areas.
How long does the removal take?
Our lipoma removal techniques take around 30 minutes, however this time may vary depending on the size and depth of your lipoma.
Is it painful?
The removal will be performed under local anaesthetic to help reduce any pain or discomfort. However, you may feel pressure or pushing during the procedure. There is minimal downtime with our methods of lipoma removal.
Will it leave scarring?
Our lipoma removal techniques are minimally invasive to reduce the appearance of scarring. Post-treatment you may see bruising or swelling, but this will gradually subside.
Will the lipoma grow back?
Recurrences after lipoma removal are uncommon.