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- Family history
- Lipomatosis, a hereditary condition that results in lipomas all over the body
- Adiposis dolorosa, a rare condition that results in painful lipomas
- Surgical excision—lipomas are cut out
- Liposuction—removes excess fat from under the skin
American Academy of Dermatology http://www.aad.org
Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org
The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons http://www.plasticsurgery.ca
Lipoma. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated April 24, 2014. Accessed August 15, 2014.
Lipomas. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/dermatologic%5Fdisorders/benign%5Fskin%5Ftumors%5Fgrowths%5Fand%5Fvascular%5Flesions/lipomas.html. Updated November 2013. Accessed August 15, 2014.
Lipoplasty. American Society of Plastic Surgeons website. Available at: http://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/liposuction.html. Accessed August 15, 2014.
Salam GA. Lipoma excision. Am Fam Physician. 2002;65:901-904.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 08/2014
- Update Date: 00/51/2013