Lipoma removal

Lose unsightly lipomas and feel more confident in your appearance

If you have a soft, fatty, painless lump under your skin, this may be a lipoma. They are often soft, or squishy to touch, they may move slightly under your skin, and they’re often positioned awkwardly. Lipomas are harmless, but unsightly. The good news is they’re easy to remove; via a simple surgical excision.

Lipomas are slow-growing benign tumours that vary in size from a few millimetres across, to a few centimetres. They most commonly appear in men and women of between 40 and 60 years of age.

It’s important that the lump you believe to be a lipoma is assessed, to ensure it is not a lipsarcoma, which is similar in appearance.  Lipsarcomas are malignant and require more involved treatment.


  • Detailed history of your skin concern
  • Total skin examination
  • Holistic assessment of your health
  • Diagnosis
  • Discussion of treatment options
  • Personalised treatment plan
  • Treatment
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The only way to know for sure that your lump is a lipoma is to have it assessed by a professional dermatologist. Why not make an appointment with us? We are a leading authority on lipomas.

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Lipomas are harmless, but it’s essential that your lump is correctly identified before lipoma excision can take place. When you visit us for your consultation, a few things we’ll be checking is if your lump is red, hot, hard, or if it doesn’t move. Any of these details may indicate your lump is not a lipoma, and possibly that your lump may be harmful.

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Lipomas are often found on your shoulders, arms, chest, your back, legs, or buttocks, but they can appear anywhere.

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Your lipoma excision will be a walk-in, walk-out procedure.

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Lipoma removal will be performed once local anaesthetic has been administered. The procedure should be painless.

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The most common side effect with lipoma excision is minor scarring, but we will discuss all risks and side effects associated with the procedure during your consultation. We will also give you thorough aftercare advice to help prevent post-surgery infection.

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Your lipoma wound should be fully healed in 3-4 weeks, but you should be able to return to work after just 1-3 days. Large lipomas and lipomas in awkward places, like on the feet, may require slightly more downtime.

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Although lipomas rarely grow back, you may find one growing on a different part of the body.

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