Tired Of Trying To Hide That Odd Lump?

Lipomas are simply lumps of fat cells that can show up on nearly any part of your body. While these particular lumps are not medically harmful in and of themselves, they frequently cause people to feel less socially confident as they come up with inventive methods of hiding that lump. Lipoma removal is a safe and effective procedure.

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What Exactly Is A Lipoma?

A lipoma is a benign tumor composed of fat cells that typically forms as a soft, painless lump beneath the skin. While the exact cause of lipomas is not always clear, they are usually harmless and slow-growing. These fatty growths can vary in size and are usually movable when touched. However, they can sometimes be bothersome or cause physical discomfort if a lipoma presses against a nerve or other part of the body—and they certainly affect one's self-esteem. There’s no need for you to try to live with an unsightly lipoma. Dr. Lisa J. Learn has performed lipoma removals countless times resulting in patients with a renewed positive body image.

Choose Dr. Lisa J. Learn And Her Team For Lipoma Removal

Patients seeking lipoma removal turn to Dr. Lisa J. Learn's practice for a unique blend of her extensive medical experience, expertise, and compassionate, patient-focused approach for total wellness. Dr. Learn is a board-certified plastic surgeon holding a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, and she stands out as one of the few practicing female plastic surgeons in Fort Lauderdale with over 20 years of experience.

Our commitment to delivering personalized care and attaining natural, harmonious results sets us apart. Whether you're considering lipoma removal or any other procedure, Dr. Learn's practice offers a trusted, patient-centered environment where your aesthetic wishes are prioritized, and you'll receive care like a member of our own family.

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Lipoma Removal Is Performed On Nearly Every Part Of The Body

If you have a lipoma causing you concern or discomfort, Dr. Learn can help determine the best course of action for removal. These generally harmless lumps can develop beneath the skin in various areas of the body. Patients come to us for removal of lipomas in common locations such as:

  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Forearms

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Say Goodbye To Unsightly Lumps In A Matter Of Minutes

Lipoma removal can be performed through various techniques, depending on the size, location, and specific characteristics of the lipoma. The removal of a lipoma can be as short as a few minutes to an hour or so, with more complicated cases or cases involving multiple lump removals. The most common techniques, along with their estimated time frames, are:


This technique involves making a small incision over the lipoma, removing it, and suturing the incision. It's suitable for most lipomas and typically takes 30 minutes to an hour.


Liposuction is used for smaller, softer lipomas. A cannula is inserted through a tiny incision, and the lipoma is suctioned out. This minimally invasive procedure often takes about 30 minutes.

Minimal Incision

For very small lipomas, a minimal incision technique may be employed, taking approximately 15 to 30 minutes.

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The Lipoma Removal Procedure

The lipoma removal process begins with the key step of consulting with Dr. Learn. During this initial meeting, she listens carefully to your concerns and wishes, creating a tailored plan to achieve the desired outcome. The procedure itself typically involves several key steps:


To ensure comfort, the surgeon administers local anesthesia to numb the area surrounding the lipoma.


A small incision is made over the lipoma, allowing the surgeon access to the fatty tumor.

Lipoma Removal

Using precise techniques, the surgeon gently removes the lipoma, making sure to minimize any potential scarring.


The incision is meticulously closed with sutures, and sterile dressings are applied to the area.


There may be some initial discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the incision site, but this typically diminishes quickly. Most patients are able to return to work or regular activities later that day or within a few days, depending on the exact procedure used to remove the lipoma.

Ready To Get Rid Of That Lump? Schedule Your Consultation.

If you're considering lipoma removal in Fort Lauderdale, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Learn or Dr. Dudas. With their expertise and compassionate approach, they will assess your individual situation and create a tailored treatment plan to rid you of that bothersome lipoma that’s been negatively affecting your confidence or causing discomfort. Our patient-centered environment is dedicated to delivering natural, harmonious results because your well-being is our top priority. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and let us help you feel your best again.

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