Lipomas are benign tumors that can be found basically anywhere on the body, including the neck, armpits, upper arms, torso, and upper thighs. Composed of fatty tissue, lipomas usually appear as small lumps underneath the skin. Since these tumors are benign, they aren’t connected to cancer and are usually painless. Most often, lipomas are removed at Mountcastle Plastic Surgery in Ashburn, VA for cosmetic reasons. It’s important for patients to realize that while the cost of removal varies greatly from patient to patient, insurance can cover some associated costs. During a consultation, we can go over pricing and verify whether you have insurance coverage.
"I had a straightforward lipoma removal. It was fast, professional and ahead of schedule. A day later, I have experienced no pain. I am so pleased. Gary B"- G.B. / ZocDoc / Aug 05, 2016
"Awesome Service, Removed Lipoma on my head."- M.D. / Google / Sep 22, 2016
"Great atmosphere, great Dr., great staff, beautiful office...didn't feel a thing on my multiple lipoma removal great experience"- H.M. / Google / Jan 10, 2017
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The cost of lipoma removal depends on whether you go through insurance or not. The contracted rates through insurance vary on size and location, but typically for lipomas located on the body, prices are approximately:
- $400 – $500 for a mass less than 5 cm
- $750 – $1,000 for a mass over 5 cm
On the face, the prices are approximately:
- $500 for a mass less than 2 cm
- $750 – $1,000 for a mass over 2 cm
For multiple lipomas, each subsequent lipoma costs half of the original lipoma’s removal. For example, if you have 5, 2 cm lipomas of the arm, the pricing would be: $500+$250+$250+$250+$250 = $1,500
Since each patient’s insurance coverage is different, it’s important to understand your plan in order to know how much, if any, of the surgery will be covered. For example, some patients may have high deductibles where insurance will cover only a small portion of the associated costs. On the other hand, some patients may have 80/20 plans where the insurance may cover a significant amount and the patient is only responsible for their copay.
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- Average Cost
- $400 - $1,000
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Getting a lipoma removed can be a huge step toward improving not only your self-esteem, but also your confidence. When it’s time to get one or more lipomas removed, we want it to be as affordable as possible. That’s why we are willing to work with your insurance company to get as many associated costs as possible covered. Please contact our office as soon as possible to discuss pricing options and more.