Medical, Surgical, Cosmetic

How do I distinguish a lipoma?

There are many types of skin tumors, but a lipoma usually has distinct characteristics. If you suspect that you have a lipoma it will generally be:
  • soft to the touch and move easily if prodded with your finger
  • small
  • just under the skin
  • pale or colorless
Lipomas are most commonly located in the neck, back, and shoulders, but they can also occur on the stomach, thighs, and arms. The lipoma is only painful if it grows into nerves underneath the skin.

COVID-19 UPDATE

As a precautionary measure, if you are experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath, or any flu-like symptoms, have been tested for COVID-19, or placed under any quarantine please call a PCP and then call our office to reschedule.

A mask must be worn by both the patient and physician or the physician’s delegate when in proximity of the patient (meaning less than a 6-foot distance between the patient and the physician or the physician’s delegate).

Before any encounter, patients will be screened for potential symptoms of COVID-19 or verified previously screened within last 20 days, temperature will be taken.

Do not bring guests. Please have them comfortably wait outside of the building or in a car in the parking lot. Patients who are minors will require only one accompanying parent.

The waiting rooms will not have magazines. Please bring your own reading material.

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