Lipoma Excision

A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty nodule or bump beneath the skin.  If you have a symptomatic or changing lipoma, surgical excision may be appropriate.  After one of our providers has evaluated your lipoma, they make discuss surgical removal of the growth.

What you can expect

  • Unless notified otherwise, you can drive yourself to and from your surgical appointment, as you will be awake during the procedure.
  • Once you are in our office, the surgical site will be cleaned and then numbed with local anesthesia.
  • Your provider will then cut into your skin to remove the lipoma.
  • Next, the surgical site is closed by stitching or gluing the skin together.
  • Lastly, our staff will place a bandage over the site and provide cleaning instructions.
  • The entire surgical procedure typically takes less than one hour.


For most of or surgical procedures, you can expect two weeks of downtime that includes refraining from swimming or being in standing water (hot tubs, pools, lakes, oceans).  You may need to return to the office for a suture removal or other wound evaluation following the procedure.

When to make an appointment

If you have a lipoma that is symptomatic or changing, Contact us for an evaluation and to discuss whether surgical excision may be an appropriate treatment.