Lipoma Treatment

Lipoma Treatment

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What is a Lipoma?

A lipoma is a round or oval-shaped tissue mass that develops immediately beneath the skin. It's formed of fat, glides readily when touched, and rarely causes pain. Lipomas can form anywhere on the body, although the back, trunk (torso), arms, shoulders, and neck are the most prevalent.

Lipomas are soft tissue tumors that are not cancerous. They grow slowly and do not cause cancer. The majority of lipomas do not require treatment. If a lipoma bothers you, your doctor can remove it with an outpatient operation.

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Your doctor may do the following tests to identify a lipoma:
  • A physical examination
  • A biopsy is the removal of a tissue sample for laboratory testing.
  • If the lipoma is large, has odd features, or appears to be deeper than the fatty tissue, an X-ray or other imaging test, such as an MRI or CT scan, may be performed.
There is a very minimal chance that a lump resembling a lipoma is actually liposarcoma, a type of cancer. Liposarcomas are malignant tumors that develop quickly, do not migrate under the skin, and are frequently painful. If your doctor suspects liposarcoma, a biopsy, MRI, or CT scan will be performed.



A lipoma normally does not require treatment. However, if the lipoma bothers you, is painful, or is expanding, your doctor may advise you to get it removed. Treatments for lipoma include:

Surgical extraction
The majority of lipomas are surgically eliminated by cutting them out. Recurrences are infrequent following removal. Scarring and bruising are possible side effects. Scarring may be reduced using a procedure known as minimal excision extraction.

To remove the fatty mass, a needle and a big syringe are used.
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The starting cost of Lipoma Treatment in Riyadh is 5,000 SAR (+5% VAT). Fill in the form to further discuss with our experts and book your appointment!


What happens if you don't remove lipoma?

Unfortunately, they continue to have an impact on adjacent tissues, neurons, and blood vessels. If a lipoma has blood vessels running through it or pushes on a neighboring nerve, it may cause discomfort or agony; it may also impede muscle growth if it is unusually deep.

How much time does lipoma take to heal?

After lipoma excision surgery, full recovery and wound healing take about 3-4 weeks.

How do you stop lipomas from developing?

Can I avoid lipomas? Lipomas (as well as many of the diseases that produce them) are inherited. They cannot be avoided because they are passed down through families. Limiting your alcohol consumption can reduce your risk of acquiring Madelung's disease (a disorder that causes lipomas to form).