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Facial Lipoma Removal

Small fatty tumors under the skin are called lipomas and are usually benign and harmless. However, when a lipoma appears on the face, it can detract from the aesthetic appearance and become a nuisance. The best option for treating a lipoma is surgical removal, but this procedure must be carefully performed to reduce the appearance of scar tissue that can also detract from the beauty of the face. Dr. Maurice Khosh is an experienced Manhattan facial plastic surgeon that offers facial lipoma removal for the benefit of his patients.

What Are Lipomas?

Lipomas are pockets of fatty tissue that can grow almost anywhere on the body. They are soft and can be moved with a finger, ranging in size from the circumference of a little coin to as large as a tennis ball. There is usually no medical reason to have a lipoma removed, they are not normally cancerous, but facial lipomas can be disfiguring. Surgical removal can restore the normal appearance to the skin and face, but it is important to have a plastic surgeon perform this procedure to reduce the chance of scarring.

Dr. Khosh has spent many years practicing specialized facial plastic surgery procedures, from cosmetic nose jobs to reconstructive operations. As a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Khosh has the credentials that are preferable for any facial cosmetic surgery, plus the extensive experience and excellent reputation for the desired results. His use of specialized techniques to minimize scarring and improve healing can improve the results of facial lipoma removal and limit any noticeable aftereffects of the surgery.

Why Do Lipomas Occur?

Most people who have lipomas are between the ages of forty and sixty. Lipomas grow slowly and usually are not painful unless they impact a nerve. The exact cause for lipomas is not known, but those with a family history of these growths are more likely to have a lipoma occur. There are some diseases that are linked to higher risk for lipomas, including Cowden syndrome, Madelung’s disease, adiposis dolorosa and Gardner’s syndrome. However, anyone can have a lipoma appear for no apparent reason and lipoma removal does require a physician’s assistance.

Surgical Removal of Facial Lipomas

Lipomas are generally not painful and pose no health risk, yet they can grow large and become unsightly, especially when on the face. Surgery is required to remove the fatty tissue. However, this is usually an outpatient procedure. In most cases, the area around the lipoma can be numbed with a local anesthesia and careful incisions can be used to expose the growth and it can be removed. However, to reduce the chance of scarring, specialized techniques need to be used.

Dr. Khosh has extensive experience in facial plastic surgery and understands the best methods to hide and reduce scarring on the face. Placement and the types of incisions used when removing a lipoma can make a dramatic difference the appearance of the scars after the surgery site heals. Dr. Khosh uses his skill and artistry to effectively remove the lipoma while leaving as little evidence as possible on the skin; often it is almost impossible to see the scars where the procedure occurred.

If you have a lipoma that is on your face and you wish to explore removal options, Dr. Khosh in Manhattan is your source for excellence in facial plastic surgery. Schedule a consultation at our office to meet with Dr. Khosh. He can examine your lipoma and go over the removal options available to minimize a residual scar and improve your overall appearance. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

before and after endoscopic lipoma removal

Case Study

Lipoma – The lipoma in this picture had been enlarging over a number of years. The patient wished to avoid a visible scar in the forehead. We utilized an endoscopic approach within the hairline to remove this large lipoma. The forehead is now perfectly smooth and there is NO visible scar from the endoscopic approach.

Disclaimer: These are actual results for patients of Dr. Maurice Khosh. Plastic and cosmetic surgery results can vary between patients.

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What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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