Lipomas are benign (not cancerous) growths of fat cells that if small enough (<5cm) can be removed through a small incision using local anesthetic (freezing) as an office procedure. Larger lipomas can be removed in the operating room under local anesthetic and sedation through a larger incision.
After the procedure
Most patients return to work the next day.
Possible complications include skin irregularities, infection, and asymmetry.