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A lipoma is a small, fatty tumor that grows under the skin. These soft lumps are benign and do not pose a health risk. While lipomas are not dangerous, they can cause cosmetic concerns or put pressure on nerves, causing pain or discomfort. The correct diagnosis of lipomas is vital to ensure they are actually a lipoma, and not a different type of tumor or growth. At LM Medical NYC, we offer the diagnosis and treatment of lipomas, performed by our board certified dermatologist, Dr. Morgan, at our clinic in Manhattan.

Lipomas commonly grow on the neck, chest, shoulders and back. Most lipomas are small, about two inches or less in diameter, but some can grow up to eight inches across. The lumps are soft and pliable to the touch. They should not be tender or painful, but they can cause referred pain if they interfere with nerves or other tissues. The cause of lipomas are not known.

It is important to have lipomas diagnosed by a dermatologist. For small lipomas, the lump can be examined or removed during an office visit. If there is concern that a lump is not a lipoma, it can be removed or sent for diagnostic testing for malignancy.

Removing Lipoma Tumors

Small lipomas can be removed during an office visit. The lump can be removed by a syringe or by excision, depending on the size of the lipoma. At LM Medical NYC, we have both our expert dermatologist, Dr. Morgan, and our outstanding facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Lesley, that can remove skin growths. Most lipomas can be removed by skilled dermatologist Dr. Morgan in a quick, in-office procedure. Larger lipomas that require surgical removal may require Dr. Lesley’s expertise to remove the growth and reduce the appearance of scarring from the procedure.

If you have a soft lump that you want checked out or removed, contact us at LM Medical NYC in Greenwich Village to book your lipoma consultation. We can schedule an appointment with world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Morgan for a diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

Patient Testimonials

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Taylor L.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is incredible at what she does, she recommends small adjustments that look so natural but also give a noticeable result. Beyond that, she's absolutely lovely to be around and the entire energy of her office is so pleasant! I'll be turning to her for her recommendations go forward, it's SO important to find a plastic surgeon you can really trust. She is it! Thank you!

Shane V.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is simply outstanding! She has a wonderfully warm and caring bedside manner and always takes the time to listen. She is highly regarded as an expert in her field and it shows through her superb clinical acumen. Her office staff are kind, professional, and responsive. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Rabach!

Kathleen P.

I’ve been visiting LM medical for 4 years. The staff is always welcoming. The location is beautiful and modern. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Lesley are amazing physicians. They are very personable and genuine. They are open to questions and addressed all of my concerns. I have been more then pleased with my experience with LM Medical and I highly recommend this office.

Chris B.

Dr. Morgan Rabach and her staff provide top tier care and excellent service. Dr. Rabach is well-versed in the latest research. She made lots of time to discuss my dermatological history (what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, what hasn’t been tried) and all the available treatments to find the best path forward. She didn’t settle - pushing to make sure I got the best results possible. Would recommend without any reservations!

Toni D.

I have been seeing both Dr. Lesley & Dr. Morgan now for almost about three years now. Each time is better than the last. I trust them for natural results & they always deliver. What I value most is that they are never pushy! Always open, honest, and they are just overall good people.

Xavier M.

Dr Morgan and her staff are very warm and efficient professionals. She provided me with straightforward answers on three different concerns and more importantly, found the adequate treatment for me right away. A well staffed and organized team! Highly recommended.

Emily B.

The staff are incredibly friendly and so helpful. The wait times are very short, the space is clean and modern, and they're very quick to respond to questions over the phone or email. I needed a detailed receipt for my insurance and they gave me two different versions until my insurance was satisfied. The doctors are friendly, laid back, and really listen which is awesome. Would highly recommend!!

Stacy A.

Fun, safe and the results were perfect. Can’t wait for my next procedure!

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