Visit us in Chevy Chase, Tyson's Area/McLean or Gainesville:
5454 Wisconsin Ave, #1710 Chevy Chase, MD 20815

7601 Lewinsville Rd, #300 McLean, VA 22102

7500 Iron Bar Lane, #100, Gainesville, VA 20155
(With Katie Williar, P.A)

(703) 543-9252 | (301) 244-0148

Lipoma Removal

What is a Lipoma?

a lipoma is a soft fat benign tumor.  they’re usually harmless.  They are very common, occuring in  about 1 person in 1,000

Appeareance of Lipoma (see pictures below):

They usually appear under the skin, and the overlying skin is normal.  they appear  as small, soft lumps. They may feel doughy. they will slide under the skin  easily with finger pressure. They are normally painless, but occasionally run next to nerves and can be bothersome.

Surgery For lipoma

when bothersome, lipomas can be removed in our office by Dr. Khalifeh.  a small incision about half the size of the lipoma is usually required.  after the tumor is removed, the skin is sutured.  Dr. Khalifeh recommends open removal of lipomas for the vast majority of cases.  He rarely, if ever, recommends liposuction for a lipoma.

Surgery Example Lipoma Removal:

after lipoma removal

lipoma of forehead

before lipoma removal

lipoma surgery

the lipoma is exposed surgically

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Office location:

Chevy Chase
5454 Wisconsin Avenue
suite 1710
Chevy Chase, Maryland
20815
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Tyson's Corner (McLean, VA)
7601 Lewinsville Rd, #300
McLean, VA 22102
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Gainesville (With Katie Williar, P.A)
7500 Iron Bar Lane, #100,
Gainesville, VA 20155
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Phone: (703) 543-9252
(301) 244-0148

Fax: (866) 206-6747

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