Skilled Lipoma Removal
Lipomas are fatty lumps that form between the skin and muscle. These are typically harmless, not painful and can be moved slightly by pressing with a finger. Most develop during middle age. However, if a lipoma continues growing or becomes painful, skilled lipoma removal is available at Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta with general dermatology.
What Causes Lipomas?
The cause of lipomas isn’t fully understood, although you may be at a higher risk for developing them if your family has them or you are of middle age. They are seldom a concern, but if they grow or press on nerves or contain many blood vessels, they can warrant removal. Lipomas are not cancerous. Our medical team at Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta can perform a physical exam of the area and may request a biopsy to confirm that your lump is, in fact, a lipoma and not some other form of tumor.
Professional Lipoma Removal, Treatment
Dr. Susan Spitzler and Dr. Emma Murad are our skilled and experienced dermatologists who can perform treatments to remove lipomas. Surgical removal is the most common methods to remove offending lipomas. Once removed, lipomas rarely return.
Dr. Spitzler and Dr. Murad can use advanced surgical techniques to minimize scarring from your lipoma removal and promote faster healing. Lipomas are not a risk for cancer or other medical conditions. Many people live with untreated lipomas and experience no complications. However, if your lipoma presents an aesthetic challenge or becomes larger or painful, you need lipoma treatment.
Contact us today and schedule an exam and consultation with our medical experts at Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta. We provide professional lipoma treatment and removal at our medical clinic in Alpharetta, Georgia.