Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas: Before & After Photos

Surgeries performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Robert Lowen in Palo Alto, San Jose, and surrounding communities.

Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas

Lipomas of any size can be removed through a small incision either directly or with the assistance of power-assisted liposuction to debulk the lipoma and then remove it completely under direct vision using the technique of dissection and extrusion.

Smaller lipomas can be removed with a small incision made with a #11 blade only, basically a puncture with a small angulated blade that makes an opening about 3/8”. Lipomas between 5 and 12 cm (2.5” to 5”) in diameter, can be removed with an incision less than an inch.

For those patients troubled with forehead lipomas, these can be removed endoscopically with an invisible incision behind the hairline. There will be no scar on the forehead.

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Patient 1

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Case #43051 - Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas

63 year-old man treated with lipoma removal The patient had an 8.5 x 8.5 cm lipoma on his right upper back for years. MRI showed a benign appearance. The Lowen technique was used to remove the lipoma through a 2 cm incision, by freeing it from the surrounding subcutaneous fat by scissors dissection just outside […]

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 2

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Case #43077 - Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas

51 year-old Man with 4 x 7 cm Lipoma Completely Removed Through a 1/2″ Incision The patient had a large 4 x 7 cm lipoma of the right lower chest. This was treated with local anesthesia, a 1/2″ incision, softening and debulking with power-assisted liposuction, then surgically removed by dissection and extrusion under direct vision, […]

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 3

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Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas
Case #43086 - Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas

38 year old woman treated with Giant Lipoma Removal through a 1″ Incision The patient has a giant lipoma that had grown to 13 x 13 cm, 5 x 5 “, over the years. An MRI was consistent with lipoma. Using this technique of complete removal through a 1” incision, the lipoma was removed, and […]

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 4

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Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas
Case #43102 - Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas

25 year old woman treated with lipoma removal This 25 year-old woman had a slowly growing lipoma of her right lateral flank for five years. An MRI confirmed it was benign. It was unusually large: 9 x 21 cm, or 3.5 x 8.25 inches. Nevertheless, using the Lowen technique, it was completely removed through a […]

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 5

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Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas
Case #43046 - Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas

45-year-old woman with 6 x 8 cm lipoma right upper back. Removed with minimal scarring through 1/2 ” incision, 4 months post-op

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 6

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Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas
Case #43060 - Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas

35 year old woman treated with lipoma removal This 5 x 6 cm lipoma was in the upper inner arm near the armpit. MRI showed it did not encroach on neurovascular structures and was a benign lipoma. It was removed with my technique of debulking and dissection and removal through a small incision in the […]

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 7

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Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas
Case #17331 - Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas

This was a slowly growing giant lipoma, 8 x 8 cm, of the back of the neck, confirmed benign by MRI. She had been offered surgery under general anesthesia. We discussed the nature of lipomas, with debulking the lipoma as needed and removing it surgically it through a small incision, usually 1/2″ to 3/4 “. […]

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 8

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Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas
Case #5342 - Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas

36-year-old woman had a 9 x 9.5 cm lipoma of the left chest/underarm area. Local anesthetic was used. The lipoma was removed through a #11 puncture wound, power-assisted liposuction to soften and debulk, followed by removal with surgical dissection and extraction under direct vision. Complete removal was confirmed. A drain was placed for one week. […]

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 9

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Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas
Case #5395 - Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas

This 64 year old woman had a slowly growing lipoma about 6 x 6 cm. She had avoided treatment because she did not want a long, disfiguring scar or general anesthesia. The lipoma was removed through a 2 cm incision in the office with local anesthetic only. The lipoma was softened and debulked using power-assisted […]

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 10

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Case #2365 - Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas

Power-Assisted Removal of Lipoma Through Minimal Incision This 28 year old woman had a giant lipoma, 9.5 x 8.0 cm of the left upper back. It was treated through a 3/8″ incision hidden underneath the vertical bra strap. After local tumescent anesthesia, power-assisted liposuction was used to debulk and soften the lipoma, after which it […]

Individual results may vary.

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