Hi Matt and all,
This is such a great forum and I just wanted to post up my views about treatments. I am a 33 year old male who has muliple lipomas on the lower arms and upper legs. I noticed one large on in my right arm about six years ago and about two years ago more have popped up. Probably about 40 in total some big some small. I have not had any actual treatment yet, however planning on having them removed surgically. Just my dot points below how I see it.
1. Balms - From what I can see don't work - Im not going to get into a squabble on this issue, however I believe using balms would be a waste of time. Some feedback from actual users would be nice.
2. Apricot Seeds - This sounds interesting and Matt if you could let us know further info and updates that would be good.
3. Lipodissolve - On this one from what I see is that they only make the Lipmoas smaller and does have a few risks - end of the day you will still need to get them cut out but have a smaller scar.
4. Liposuction - Smaller Scars but could come back.
5. Liposutcion + Lipodissolve - I have not seen any work done here with both - to me this would seem a good option - first liposuction and then lipodissolve to make sure they don't come back - has any one tried this?
6. Surgical removal - Quick and gone, but Scars and they could come back. How bad is scaring after FML treatment? To me I would rather have them gone and scars instead of the lumps. I think the key with surgical removal is that you get a really good A+++ grade plastic surgeon to perform the removal.
7. Ozone - looks like a maybe but looks a bit involved for the outcome.
8. My larger Lipomas apeared first and then more later around the same area and then onto the other arm. To me it would seem that a bit of the bigger lipomas has broken off and actually caused the spreading. Of course this is probably not correct but it just seems this way to me - would be good to see detailed research of the cause of FML - Im not convinced on the gene idea really. I don belive diet / uric acid is more of a possibility for increased risk.
9. Vibration massage - have heard that it slowly works but does not get rid of it - has anyone got any feeback here?
10. Lipmomas are basically fat and there would be probably be a way to dissolve it within the body. Fat under heat melts, also lasers may also be able to do something so it would be interesting to see any developments on this as well.
For now I am going to head for option 6. Will let you know how I get on.