A lipoma (li-pom-uh) is a growth of fat cells under the skin, usually the size of a grape. They do not go away over time and can become painful when pressure occurs on a nerve. Lipomas also cause cosmetic concerns and embarrassment, especially when they occur on areas of the body that are visible.
Dr. David Janssen and Dr. William Doubek are experts in lipoma removal. The Wisconsin Plastic Surgeons are helping women and men from places such as Milwaukee, Appleton, Green Bay and Marquette perfect their personal Renaissance. Contact Fox Valley Plastic Surgery at (920) 233-1540 to request your consultation in either the Oshkosh or Appleton office.
Dr. David Janssen and Dr. William Doubek combine experience, refined surgical techniques, and artistry to produce beautiful results for their plastic and reconstructive surgery patients.
To perform a lipoma removal, the plastic surgeon makes a precise incision that is smaller than the size of the lipoma and then presses the surrounding tissue to carefully deliver the lipoma out of the skin. For particularly large lipomas, they may choose to use liposuction. The benefit of liposuction is the ability to remove a large lipoma through a small incision. Finally, meticulous suturing is performed to create a cosmetically appropriate result.
Typically, lipoma removal is covered by insurance.
If you are interested in learning more about lipoma removal in Wisconsin, one of the surgeons in our Oshkosh office would be happy to sit down with you and discuss your condition. Contact Fox Valley Plastic Surgery today at (920) 233-1540 to schedule a consultation.