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Premier Dermatology - Wellesley
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Lipomas in Wellesley, MA

Conveniently located to serve Wellesley, Boston, Weston, Newton, and Needham.

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Lipomas Treatments:

A lipoma is a growth that occurs under the skin due to the excessive growth of fat cells. They are non-cancerous (benign) and typically not painful or dangerous, though they can cause complications that lead to the need for medical intervention. Lipomas feel soft to the touch, and you may be able to feel it move under your skin when you press down on it. They grow slowly – over a period of months or years – and tend to stop growing when they are two to three centimeters in diameter. Some people experience what are known as “giant” lipomas, which can grow to as large as 10cm. Often, these cause pain and irritation to the point that they must be removed by a dermatologist or surgeon.

Doctors are not sure what causes lipomas, and they are generally diagnosed with a simple physical examination. If it is large or painful, a biopsy to determine whether or not it is cancerous will usually be performed. Ultrasounds, MRIs, and CT scans can also aid in diagnosing lipomas. Most of the time, a lipoma is harmless enough that no treatment is required. However, if it is cancerous, growing quickly, causing pain or discomfort, or interfering with everyday life or bodily functions, your dermatologist may need to surgically remove it in an in-office procedure.

Now accepting new patients!

Your Premier destination for all your skin care needs. Dr. Burnett, a dermatologist in Wellesley, is a sought-after expert in the field of medical, pediatric, and cosmetic dermatology and has practiced in the greater Boston area for more than 15 years. At Premier Dermatology we offer the latest, most innovative, and proven treatments in cosmetic dermatology and skincare. We are committed to supporting all your skincare goals to achieve heatlhy, beautiful, and natural results. Dr. Burnett lives in Weston, MA with her husband and two teenage daughters. Dr. Burnett also enjoys traveling with her family.

Hear What Our Clients Are Saying

Dr. Burnett has opened her own office at Premier Dermatology. My whole family sees her for issues ranging from childhood eczema to cold sores and of course yearly skin checks. She also has state of the art technology and is able to perform the latest in cosmetic dermatology. Everyone in her office is welcoming and professional.

- M.B.

I have been going to Dr. Lunder for 15 years+. She is a wonderful dermatologist. She watches for precancerous spots and takes great care of my skin. She is always willing to discuss cosmetic treatments but never pushes anything. Her assistant Sue is also knowledgeable and comforting. Her office Premier Dermatology has a very welcome staff. I highly recommend Dr. Lunder and this office.

- M.S.

Professional staff , great people. My nurse practitioner Kristen was absolutely a rockstar and found some things on me I never thought anything about. Thank you all at premier dermatology.

- C.S.

Your Lipomas in Wellesley, MA will be performed by the Premier Dermatology team in Wellesley.