Lipoma

Lipomas are benign tumors made of soft fat tissue soft that mostly occur just under the skin, but sometimes may be deeper. They are soft, rubbery, moveable lumps that are harmless and painless. They grow slowly and range in size from the size of a pea up to 5cm. Lipomas are most commonly found on the arms, shoulders, upper back, chest, thighs and buttocks; anywhere where fat cells are present. 

Lipomas are caused by an overgrowth of fat cells and risk factors can include family history, lack of exercise and obesity. It’s uncommon to have more than one or two lipomas but a rare, inherited condition familial multiple lipomatosis may cause multiple lipomas to develop all over the body.

There are several ways of removing lipomas, dependent on the size and location but they are usually easy to treat with very little downtime at all.

 

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