Lipoma Excision

If you have been told that you need to have a lipoma excision in Brooklyn, you may be wondering just what that means and why you need to have it done. A lipoma is a tumor that is benign in nature and it is in the soft tissue family. You can find these types of tumors anywhere on the skin and it is more common in middle-aged patients than others. Typically, lipomas are NOT cancerous and they do not turn out to be cancerous in nature, but they can become infected, which is a medical concern for the patient. While a lipoma does not have to be removed, most patients choose to have it removed because they do not like the way it looks. If you would like to discuss lipoma excision in Brooklyn, call Kleydman Dermatology today to schedule an appointment with us.

What Does a Lipoma Look Like?

If you think you may have a lipoma, you may be wondering what it looks and feels like. Unlike other skin conditions, a lipoma is a fatty lump and it will sit between the muscle and skin layer. You should be able to move a lipoma easily and you may notice that it almost feels like a piece of dough under your fingers.
It is possible to develop a lipoma at any age and they can occur anywhere on the body. Typically, they are not painful, but that does not means it is impossible for you to experience pain.

Why Have Lipoma Excision in Brooklyn Performed?

As mentioned above, lipomas are not cancerous and they typically do not present any problems however, if they do, they need to be removed. Some of the reasons why you may want to have lipoma excision in Brooklyn performed is because:

  • It is an annoyance
  • It does not look slightly and is becoming a cosmetic issue
  • It becomes liposarcoma in rare instances
  • It needs to be tested or biopsied

How is the Procedure Performed?

Lipoma excision in Brooklyn is not a procedure that requires any type of stay in the hospital and is conducted under a local anesthetic. Typically, a small lipoma is removed under a process called enucleation, while large lipomas will need to be excised.

For the excision of a large lipoma, your dermatologist will make a couple of small incision on the skin that lay over top of the lipoma itself. Pressure will be placed on the cut skin to open it up and the lipoma will then be excised or cut out. After removal, the tissue inside is closed using absorbable sutures and the outside skin is closed using sutures that will need to be removed.

Schedule a Consultation Now

If you think you need lipoma excision in Brooklyn, now is the time to get in touch with the skin experts at Kleydman Dermatology. Call out office today to schedule an appointment with our dermatologist.


A lipoma is a benign soft-tissue tumor that can be found anywhere on the skin and is most common in middle-aged patients. Lipomas rarely become cancerous and are not usually a medical concern unless they become infected. However, many people are bothered by the appearance of lipomas and seek treatment to have them removed.


Lipomas can be removed through surgical excision, which removes the sac or lipoma wall, as well as the entire lipoma. This is done under a local anesthetic and closed with stitches. Most lipomas do not return after surgical excision.