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Lipoma Treatment Remove unsightly lipomas

What are lipomas?

Lipomas are common fatty lumps of non-cancerous tissue that can be found anywhere in the body, including the shoulders, chest, arms, back or neck. They tend to affect older adults at a rate of about 1 in 100. While initially lipomas may cause alarm, they are usually benign and most are removed more for aesthetic reasons than for medical ones. However, lipomas may also sometimes present functional obstacles, such as when they inhibit motion or put pressure on surrounding organs or nerves.

Lipomas are usually diagnosed by feel - they are mushy and non-tender to the touch and move around - but they can also be detected through an MRI, CT scan or ultrasound. Tissue biopsies may also be used to examine lipomas.

Risk factors for lipomas include

  • Being middle-aged, usually between 40 and 60
  • Having a family history of lipomas
  • Having a family history of liposarcoma (a rare cancer of the fat cells)
  • Having Cowden or Gardner's syndrome

What does lipoma treatment entail?

Lipoma surgery is performed under general or local anesthesia and takes up to two hours. These rubbery bumps are treated through excision by removing the fatty cells beneath the skin. The tiny incisions made are typically closed with microscopic sutures that leave imperceptible scarring. Once the mass has been removed, the doctor will send it to be double-checked at the laboratory in order to rule out liposarcoma, a rare form of cancer. When excision is not appropriate, lipomas can be removed through steroid injections or computer-assisted liposuction.


After lipoma treatment, the affected area should be kept clean, dry and free from makeup, shaving or restrictive clothing/accessories. Any redness, bleeding or discomfort should subside within a day. If you have any questions or concerns during the recovery process, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Lahijani directly. He is always happy to guide and assist you on your healing journey and will schedule timely follow-up visits to make sure your aftercare plan is progressing as planned.

What sets Dr. Lahijani apart?

At the office of Dr. Saul Lahijani, we strive to create an intimate, boutique style setting where discriminating clients can maintain their privacy and discretion while receiving world-class service personalized to their needs and lifestyles. Dr. Lahijani always puts the patient's best interests above his own. If he does not truly believe a certain procedure to be the right choice for the client, he will offer a viable alternative or simply decline to perform the treatment. If Dr. Lahijani does agree to move ahead with your surgery, you can rest assured that you will receive among the best results achievable from a skilled, seasoned expert in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Where is my surgery performed?

Lipoma treatment is performed at our immaculate surgical center, located in Los Angeles. Our state-of-the-art operating rooms and recovery suites are AAAASF-accredited and outfitted with the leading industry standard monitoring systems and equipment. Dr. Lahijani's team of board certified anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians and medical assistants offer the most comprehensive care available, adhering to the highest standards of safety, ethics and professionalism.

How can I learn more about lipoma treatment in Los Angeles?

Dr. Lahijani is happy to discuss your options for lipoma removal in the comfort of his office. He sees patients in Beverly Hills, Palmdale or Valencia, depending on which location is most convenient to you. During the complimentary consultation, Dr. Lahijani will examine the treatment site, gather your prior medical and surgical records, answer questions and present you with a detailed, individualized road map for your surgery. By the end of your session, you will have clear, attainable expectations and will be fully educated about your choices for moving forward with lipoma surgery.

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With four convenient office suites to choose from in Beverly Hills, Palmdale, Upland and Valencia, clients seeking rejuvenation can find the perfect location to suit their busy lifestyle. During your consultation, Dr. Lahijani will examine you, take down your medical history, review before and after photos, and create a personalized treatment plan customized to your body. If you are looking for a full body contouring makeover, the doctor can also give you information about additional procedures at this time, as one major benefit of combining treatments is less overall downtime for the patient.

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