Facial Lipoma Removal
Lumps and bumps on the face can be distracting, especially those that do not dissipate on their own. Lipomas are one type of skin lump that can occur on the face, impacting the appearance. While lipomas are very common and rarely cancerous, most people who have one occur on their face would prefer having it gone. At Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC, we offer expert facial lipoma removal for our patients with minimal scarring for an improved appearance.
Dr. Benjamin C. Stong is our founder at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC, and offers exceptional skill and artistry in specialized cosmetic procedures for the face. His credentials include a double board certification and many years of experience as one of the leading facial plastic surgeons in the Atlanta area and in the country. His attention to detail when performing intricate facial surgeries has given him an excellent reputation in his field, with both his patients and his peers. It is this expertise that makes him an excellent choice for those considering facial lipoma removal.
What Is a Lipoma?
Lipomas are fatty growths that are usually benign in nature. They can occur almost anywhere on the body, most commonly on the limbs, torso, shoulders or neck/head. They are not usually painful or harmful, but they are noticeable. Lipomas are usually soft and pliable to the touch, containing fatty tissue. Lipomas usually grow slowly and are easily moved or prodded with the finger. Although they do not spread like a cancerous tumor and are not harmful, they do not dissipate with home care and can require surgery for removal.
Undergoing Lipoma Removal Surgery
For those that decide that they want a facial lipoma removed, there is a concern that the procedure can leave a scar. A dermatologist or other doctor can remove a lipoma, but they may not have the skill or expertise to reduce the appearance of a scar. If improving the aesthetics of the face is the reason for removing a lipoma, it is important to have the procedure done by an experienced facial plastic surgeon who can take special care to minimize any scarring.
To surgically remove a lipoma, Dr. Stong first will meet with the patient and ensure the growth is a lipoma and not another type of skin lump. If it is a lipoma, the options for removal can be discussed. Usually, surgical removal is the best option for permanent results. With his expertise and skill as a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Stong can remove a lipoma with a very small incision that can be carefully hidden to reduce any visible scar. His techniques are refined, and in most cases, the incision scar is not visible once the healing process is complete.
Lipoma removal, even on the face, is an outpatient procedure that can be performed in our clinic. The area is numbed and Dr. Stong will carefully remove the fatty growth and close the incisions. Depending on the size of the lipoma, there is no downtime for recovery. The incision will heal over the following days and weeks, fading until there is little visible evidence of the procedure.
For anyone who has a facial lipoma that is causing them embarrassment or discomfort, removal through plastic surgery is a reasonable option. Dr. Stong offers exceptional skill in removing these benign growths with minimal scarring to improve appearance. If you have a lipoma you want removed, contact our clinic in Atlanta to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stong to discuss the options for removal. In just a quick outpatient procedure, you can have your facial lipoma removed and feel confident in your appearance again.Disclaimer: These Are Actual Results For Patients Of Dr. Benjamin Stong. Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Between Patients.