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- Family history
- Lipomatosis, a hereditary condition that results in lipomas all over the body
- Adiposis dolorosa, a rare condition that results in painful lipomas
- Injections to reduce the size of the lipoma
- Laser treatment (given under the skin) to remove the lipoma
- Surgical excision—lipomas are cut out
- Liposuction—removes excess fat from under the skin
American Academy of Dermatology http://www.aad.org
Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org
Canadian Dermatology Association http://www.dermatology.ca
The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons http://www.plasticsurgery.ca
Common benign skin lesions. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated May 6, 2014. Accessed September 2, 2015.
Lipomas. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/dermatologic-disorders/benign-skin-tumors-growths-and-vascular-lesions/lipomas. Updated March 2013. Accessed September 2, 2015.
Lipoplasty. American Society of Plastic Surgeons website. Available at: http://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/liposuction.html. Accessed September 2, 2015.
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- Reviewer: James Cornell, MD
- Review Date: 09/2015 -
- Update Date: 09/02/2015 -