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 #46463 - Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas

This 72-year-old woman had a giant lipoma for many years that decreased her quality of life. After removal she could comfortably participate in many activities, both athletic and social, and was very happy to be rid of her lipoma. Using the Lowen technique, the lipoma was completely removed under local anesthesia in the office, leaving […]

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 2

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Case #46440 - Minimal Incision and Power-assisted Liposuction Removal of Lipomas

This 32-year-old man had a very large giant lipoma, present for years. After MRI to confirm it was a benign lipoma, the Lowen technique was used to remove it under local anesthesia in the office operating room, thus avoiding a long incision and general anesthesia. For this patient, as for many others, the lipoma had […]

Individual results may vary.

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Patient 3

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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 4

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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 5

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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 6

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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 7

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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 8

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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 9

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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 10

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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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