First of all, you need to get yourself well prepared for a lipoma removal. The healthcare providers will inform you in detail of how to get prepared for the surgery. You may need to stop taking blood thinner medicines or NSAIDs several days before the surgery. They will tell you what medicines to take or not take on the day of your surgery, and you’ll be required not to eat or drink anything 6 hours before your surgery. Do remember to arrange for someone to drive you home from surgery. Before the surgery, you will be given local anesthesia to numb the surgery area. You won’t feel any pain but you may still feel pressure or pushing. If your lipoma is large or deep, you may be given general anesthesia. It will keep you asleep and free from pain during the surgery. Your healthcare providers will make an incision in your skin and remove the lipoma which may be sent to a lab and tested for cancer. After that, your providers may use stitches or medical glue to close your skin. Ultimately, they will place a pressure bandage over your incision to prevent bleeding.