Familial Multiple Lipomatosis (FML) is a rare disorder that can lead to painless but disfiguring lipomas throughout the body. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed or suspects FML, Atlantic Surgical Associates offers an innovative treatment option that causes minimal downtime and incisions to remove multiple lipomas at once. We welcome patients to our West Long Branch, New Jersey office from surrounding communities in Ocean, Monmouth, and Essex counties.
What Is Familial Multiple Lipomatosis?
Familial Multiple Lipomatosis is an extremely rare condition characterized by multiple lipomas, generally painless, distributed throughout the body and extremities. Diagnosis occurs when it is found in more than one family member, sometimes over numerous generations.
Symptoms of Familial Multiple Lipomatosis
Lipomas found in areas not on the head or shoulders are a primary symptom of Familial Multiple Lipomatosis. The lipomas can occur on the hypodermis, the lower layer of the skin, and connective tissues. They tend to be painless, but can cause irritation. Progression of lipomas can lead to disfigurement, impaired mobility, or even disability.
Diagnosis of Familial Multiple Lipomatosis
Physical examination and medical history review by a licensed physician specializing in lipid fat disorders
Treatment of Familial Multiple Lipomatosis
In the past, surgical removal was always the option; however, patients end up with unsightly scarring. Liposuction was utilized to minimize scarring, however it is very difficult to remove the entire tumor. If the entire tumor is not removed, the risk of the mass recurring increases greatly.
We have a process that converts the tumor into a liquid consistency, and can be removed by suctioning through a small incision. Dr. Volshteyn has contrived a cutting-edge method of removing these tumors with ultrasonic destruction.
- Minimal incisions and scarring
- Little to no discomfort or downtime
- Ideal for removal of multiple lipomas
- Can be done under local anesthesia
- In many cases no sutures are needed
You don’t need to live with the consequences of Familial Multiple Lipomatosis. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Volshteyn to find out how we can offer relief from multiple lipomas at our West Long Branch, New Jersey office. Atlantic Surgical Associates welcomes patients from New Brunswick, East Brunswick, and Staten Island, NY.