What Is The Best Treatment For Multiple Lipomas?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am 47 years old with multiple lipoma on both the hands, back, stomach, and thighs with more than 100 lumps. Even my brother has it. Recently I underwent  Vaser lipo for lipoma treatment on both the arms. I know it may reoccur but for the time being I am happy with the results. Still I have many lipomas on my back, thighs etc.

My question is there any research being done for non invasive treatments. What is best for multiple lipoma treatment as on today? What can we expect in near future ?

A: In the treatment of solitary or, more pertinently, multiple lipomas in familial lipomatosis as you have, I know of no ongoing research that is looking at how to best treat them. Current treatment options include open excision, laser lipo probe ablation, various liposuction options and lipodissolve injections. All of these methods have variable effectiveness and, other then open excision, the effectiveness of one over the other is unproven.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana