Lipoma Removal

Lipoma Removal in Our Glasgow Clinic

Lipomas are non-cancerous, slow-growing fatty lumps under the skin. They can appear anywhere on the body but are typically found on the abdomen, neck, shoulders, arms and thighs. They are usually painless, soft to the touch and moveable under the skin. Some people can have multiple lipomas and although harmless, may be seeking treatment to remove them.

Here at the Altruderm clinic our surgical lipoma removal procedures are carried out by Dr. McDaid following a thorough consultation, with all specimens sent to the pathology lab for your peace of mind. Read about Dr. McDaid.

Removal of lipoma on the neck by Dr. McDaid, using radiowave surgery.

Lipoma Removal Before Glasgow
Lipoma Removal After Glasgow

The service I received from Dr McDaid and his team was just fantastic…I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Neil M.

How We Remove Lipomas at the Altruderm Clinic Glasgow

How We Remove Lipomas Glasgow

During your consultation Dr. McDaid will discuss with you your aims for the procedure and make an assessment as to the most suitable technique for removal.

Lipomas are removed via surgical excision, under local anaesthetic, and the wound closed with sutures. In some instances, it may be possible to use a technique called minimal incision extraction where a small incision is made with the scalpel or punch biopsy device and the lipoma is squeezed out to minimise scarring. The technique used will depend on the doctor’s assessment and the size of the lipoma.

Lipoma Removal – What You Can Expect

Every lipoma removal patient requires a consultation with Dr. McDaid prior to surgery. Your consultation will allow the doctor the opportunity to examine the lump and make a diagnosis. In some cases it may be necessary to arrange an ultrasound scan for further assessment if the lump is large and/or deep. During the consultation your treatment options will be discussed including the risks and benefits of the procedure. Following your consultation, you will be issued with a proposed treatment outline with costs. All costs include histopathology as well as a routine follow-up appointment in the clinic with Dr. McDaid post procedure.

About your treatment
On the day of your procedure, following your consent, your skin will be prepped to reduce the risk of infection. Local anaesthetic will be administered to the area to be treated to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.

Surgical lipoma removal aims to remove the whole of the lipoma while at the same time minimising scarring. The proposed technique will be discussed with you prior to the surgery and will aim to produce the best outcome for you. Stitches will be used to close the wound. There may be dissolving stitches underneath the skin or non-dissolving stitches on the skin surface. If you require stitches to be removed we will arrange the necessary appointment for you in the clinic and this is included in the cost of your procedure.

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After your treatment
Following your procedure you will be given aftercare advice as well as any relevant dressings to take home. Your follow-up appointment will also be arranged and your samples will be sent to the histopathology lab with a report available for yourself and your GP, if required.


Lipoma Removal Consultation with Doctor£100
Lipoma Removalprice confirmed following assessment
Multiple Lipoma Removalprice confirmed following assessment

In some instances ultrasound investigation may be required. We can arrange this process on your behalf.

Procedure prices include a histopathology report for yourself and your GP, as well as a follow-up appointment with the Doctor.

Additional Follow-up Appointments£50

On rare occasions additional diagnostic tests which incur further charges may be required to finalise your diagnosis. These will be discussed with you before proceeding and added to your overall invoice.

I had some lipomas removed from my arm. I’d highly recommend Altruderm for this procedure. Julie and Dr McDaid are very professional, knowledgeable and courteous. I had no pain whatsoever from the ops, not even from the injections of anaesthetic. Follow up, after procedure is second to none and I will have no hesitation in recommending Altruderm, and using again.

Stuart H.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a lipoma removed on the NHS?
As lipomas are harmless, benign tumours they are usually not treated on the NHS. Your GP may suggest you visit a private clinic if you wish to have the lipoma removed.
Why do I have lipomas?

Lipomas occur due to an overgrowth of fat cells. They can appear on anyone but are most common among middle aged men and women. In a small proportion of people lipomas are inherited. In some cases, multiple lipomas may be present due to a condition called Familial Multiple Lipomatosis.

Why is a sample of my lipoma sent to the pathology lab?

We routinely send all samples to be checked histologically to confirm the doctor’s diagnosis and to ensure your peace of mind. 

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