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Lipoma Removal: Expert Care for Your Comfort

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Newport Beach, our board-certified dermatologists specialize in the safe and effective removal of lipomas. If you have a bothersome or unsightly lipoma, our skilled team uses advanced techniques to remove these growths with minimal scarring and downtime, helping you feel more comfortable and confident in your skin.

What Are Lipomas?

Lipomas are soft, fatty tumors that grow beneath the skin. These non-cancerous growths are composed of fat cells and are typically slow-growing and painless. Lipomas can occur anywhere on the body but are most common on the neck, shoulders, back, abdomen, and thighs.

While lipomas are generally harmless, they can become large, unsightly, or uncomfortable, particularly if they press on nearby nerves or blood vessels. If you have a lipoma that is causing discomfort or affecting your self-confidence, it may be time to consider professional removal.

Symptoms of Lipomas

Lipomas typically appear as soft, rubbery, or doughy bumps beneath the skin. Other common symptoms include:

  • Slow growth over time
  • Mobility when pressed
  • Skin-colored or slightly yellow appearance
  • Round or oval shape
  • Tenderness or discomfort, if pressing on nerves or blood vessels

If you notice any of these symptoms or have concerns about a skin growth, it's essential to have it evaluated by a board-certified dermatologist to determine the best course of action.

Lipoma Removal Techniques

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics, we use a range of advanced techniques to remove lipomas, depending on the size, location, and depth of the growth. These techniques include:

Surgical Excision

Surgical excision is the most common and effective method for removing lipomas. This technique involves numbing the area with local anesthesia and carefully cutting out the entire lipoma, including the fibrous capsule surrounding the fatty tissue. The wound is then closed with stitches, leaving a thin, linear scar that fades over time.

Minimal Excision

For smaller lipomas or those located in cosmetically sensitive areas, we may use a minimal excision technique. This involves making a small incision and carefully extracting the lipoma through the opening. While this technique may have a lower risk of scarring, it also has a higher risk of lipoma recurrence.

Our experienced dermatologists will assess your lipoma and recommend the most appropriate removal technique based on your individual needs and goals.

What to Expect During and After Your Procedure

Lipoma removal is typically a quick, in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia. Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure and can return to their normal activities within a day or two.

After your procedure, our team will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing and minimize scarring. This may include keeping the area clean and dry, applying ointment, and avoiding strenuous activities. We will schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns you may have.

Why Choose Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics for Lipoma Removal?

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics, our board-certified dermatologists have extensive experience in removing lipomas using the most advanced, minimally invasive techniques. We prioritize your safety, comfort, and satisfaction throughout your treatment journey.

Our state-of-the-art facility in Newport Beach offers a welcoming, compassionate environment where you can feel confident in the care you receive. We understand that every patient's skin is unique, which is why we take a personalized approach to lipoma removal, tailoring our techniques to your individual needs and goals.

Schedule Your Lipoma Removal Consultation Today

If you have a bothersome or unsightly lipoma, don't wait to have it evaluated and removed. Schedule your consultation with our expert dermatologists at Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Newport Beach today.

Contact us to book your appointment and take the first step towards greater comfort and confidence in your skin. We look forward to helping you achieve your skin care goals with our personalized, compassionate care.