Atlanta Lipoma Treatment
At Medical Dermatology Specialists, we provide a new level of care for patients with skin conditions, including quality lipoma treatment in Atlanta. Dr. Jamie Weisman is a nationally recognized and board-certified dermatologist who is dedicated to delivering patient centered skin care through all stages of life. We have the experience and expertise you need to properly diagnose your fatty tumor and offer a personalized lipoma treatment plan. We take all of your skin concerns seriously at Medical Dermatology Specialists. As a thriving research practice, we can offer the most advanced and progressive skin cancer treatment options available.
Lipomas are subcutaneous tumors that are asymptomatic and can continue to grow in size. It is important that you let a dermatologist diagnose any skin growth. You may need lipoma removal to confirm a lipoma diagnosis, if your tumor is large or growing larger or if your lipoma is pressing on a nerve and causing uncomfortable symptoms. Dr. Weisman is a thorough dermatologist you can trust to give you safe and necessary treatment for you lipoma, including lipoma removal.
What is a Fatty Tumor?
A fatty tumor or lump, known as a lipoma, is an overgrowth of fat cells located between the skin and the underlying layer of muscle. They are typically slow-growing lumps that are palpable to touch. About 1 in 100 people (1%) will develop a lipoma. Some people have more than one lipoma and suffer from familial multiple lipomatosis, which is caused by an inherited faulty gene. Fatty tumors can occur at any age, but most commonly occur during middle age. It is important to note that lipomas are not cancerous and do not usually indicate future harm. However, if you are unsure what your skin growth is or if it is causing unpleasant symptoms or continues to grow, contact our Atlanta Lipoma Treatment Experts right away at Medial Dermatology Specialists. We are the advanced medical dermatology practice that Atlanta residents turn to for effective lipoma treatment and removal.