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Sarita Nori, MD

Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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  • Lumps under skin

  • Reddish skin lumps

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Learn more about Lipoma

Content updated on Dec 10, 2023

What is lipoma?

It is a benign tumor that originates from yellow fat. It can be superficial or deep-seated and presents as a painless swelling. The cause is unknown.

Symptoms of lipoma

  • Soft lump/s on skin

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Multiple areas of skin redness or red spots

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Questions your doctor may ask to check for lipoma

  • Do you have a soft lump under your skin?

  • Do you have any lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have multiple red areas or spots on your skin?

  • Do you have red skin or red spots?

Treatment for lipoma

Lipoma can be managed by surgical excision. Most lipomas can be removed under local anesthesia. The recurrence rate of lipoma is 11%.

View the symptoms of Lipoma

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Red skin

References

  • Salam GA. Lipoma excision. Am Fam Physician. 2002 Mar 1;65(5):901-4. PMID: 11898962.

    https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/2002/0301/p901.html

  • Chandawarkar RY, Rodriguez P, Roussalis J, Tantri MD. Minimal-scar segmental extraction of lipomas: study of 122 consecutive procedures. Dermatol Surg. 2005 Jan;31(1):59-63; discussion 63-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2005.31005. PMID: 15720097.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15720097/

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Reviewed By:

Sarita Nori, MD

Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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