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If a lipoma hurts should it be removed? Lipoma expert in Los Angeles at Kare Plastic Surgery - Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian

Removal of Lipomas in Los Angeles


Lipomas are benign, noncancerous tumors of the subcutaneous fatty tissue of the body.  They can occur on the face, trunk, and extremities and are usually not associated with pain.  The progressive enlargement of lipomas may be a slow process or a fast one depending on the specific nature of the lipoma.  Some lipomas may in case nerve fibers or sensory nerve fibers, resulting in pain and discomfort.  In addition some lipomas can become involved with the underlying muscle and fascia, causing increased pain and discomfort.  Physicians and researches have still not completely understood why lipoma is formed on the body.  However if a lipoma is asymptomatic and does not cause problem, it is not necessary to remove the fatty tumor from the body.  However, if lipomas cause pain and discomfort, there is a more urgent need to resect the lipoma in those cases.


Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is an expert in lipoma removal and can provide you with many options for surgical removal and resection of lipomas on the face, forehead, trunk, and extremities.  Lipomas on the arms, legs, and thighs, can be easily removed with outpatient surgical procedures.  Please call our office and schedule a consultation for Los Angeles lipoma removal with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a board certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles.  He will provide you with comprehensive solution for lipoma removal in Los Angeles.  Our office contains an accredited outpatient surgical suite that assures that you will be taken care off with the highest standards of safety and excellence in surgery.  Call our office at 310-998-5533.


If you are experiencing scarring after lipoma removal, our board certified surgeon can help you reduce the scar and improve your longterm results. Lipoma scars can be painful if not addressed appropriately. After surgery, if you are prone to scarring, we would recommend the Plato's Scar Therapy Mini Kit which includes the Plato's Scar Serum and Plato's Dark Scar Corrector to help reduce longterm scarring.

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