Lipoma Excision 

Lipoma Excision 

Date 22 Jul 2023  

Lipoma Removal In Hyderabad

Have you ever noticed a small, soft, lump-like growth under your skin that moves when you press it? Chances are, it could be a lipoma! A lipoma is a common, non-cancerous growth of fat cells that typically develops just beneath your skin. While they may not be harmful, they can be unsightly or uncomfortable, especially when they occur in multiple places. 

The good news is that lipoma excision, the surgical removal of lipomas, is a safe and effective treatment procedure, especially when done by a skilled plastic surgeon. With minimal scarring and excellent results, it’s no wonder that many people turn to plastic surgery for their lipoma removal needs. So, if you’re considering lipoma excision, read on to learn more about it.

What are the symptoms of Lipoma?

Some of the people who have lipomas do not experience any symptoms. The characteristics of lipomas include the following:

  • They are painless. However, some can be painful depending on their size, location, and the presence of blood vessels close to them
  • Lipomas are movable even with slight pressure. They are located right under your skin and they move on touch
  • They are round and oval-shaped. The fatty lump of tissue is usually symmetrical
  • Lipomas are encapsulated and do not spread to the tissue around them
  • Mostly they are smaller than two inches in diameter. In rare cases, they can be larger than six inches

Procedure For a Lipoma Excision

Steroid Injections

Steroid injections, when used in the affected area, can help in shrinking the lipoma. This method can shrink the lipomas but cannot remove them completely. 

  • These injections are best performed on lipomas that are less than 1 inch in diameter
  • The liquid will be injected into the centre of the lesion
  • The amount of steroid used will depend on the size of the lipoma
  • This procedure might be performed a few times every month


This is another method that can be used for lipoma excision. Since lipomas are fat-based liposuction can help shrink them. 

  • It is used to remove small or large lipomatous growths, especially in locations where large scars should be avoided.
  • The area will be numbed with the help of local anaesthesia. 
  • A needle that is attached to a large syringe is inserted into the lump to suck out the fat tissue. 


Local anaesthesia is administered to numb the area of the surgery. In case your lipoma is large or deep then you will be given general anaesthesia. Thus, you will not feel any pain during the surgery. 

  • An incision will be made in the area of the lipoma
  • The mass will be removed with the help of surgical instruments
  • The tissues from the mass will be removed and sent to the laboratory for testing (to test if it’s cancerous)
  • The incisions will be closed with the help of sutures and the area will be covered with a pressure bandage to prevent bleeding.

How much does Lipoma excision cost?

The cost of the procedure may vary on a case-to-case basis depending upon the procedure, and complexities associated with the disease. Lipoma removal cost may also vary based on any additional tests, anaesthesia, or follow-up care that may be required. 

It is important to note that the cost of the procedure may be different for each patient, and it is best to consult with a healthcare provider for an estimate of the cost.


Lipoma excision is generally done by a plastic surgeon or a general surgeon. It is better to get it removed by a plastic surgeon as they can manage multiple lesions with minimal scarring. This means that if you have several lipomas that need to be removed, a plastic surgeon can remove them all in one surgery, resulting in less downtime and a quicker return to normal activities.

At Eternelle Aesthetics, we have highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeons who are well-equipped with the latest machines and tools to perform lipoma excision with the utmost precision and care.