Even if a mole, cyst, or lipoma is harmless, you may wish to have it removed for cosmetic reasons or because it is growing larger, causes irritation, or is painful.
Cysts can be drained, injected with steroids to reduce swelling, or be surgically removed.
Lipomas are surgically removed using the least invasive method possible. Another technique that works for some lipomas is liposuction, using a need and syringe to remove the fatty lump.
Depending on their size, location, and type, moles can be removed with a “shave removal” technique or be cut out and the wound closed with stitches.