About lipoma

What is lipoma?

A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that's most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. A lipoma, which feels doughy and usually isn't tender, moves readily with slight finger pressure. Lipomas are usually detected in middle age. Some people have more than one lipoma.

A lipoma isn't cancer and usually is harmless. Treatment generally isn't necessary, but if the lipoma bothers you, is painful or is growing, you may want to have it removed.

What are the symptoms for lipoma?

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Lipomas can occur anywhere in the body. They are typically:

  • Situated just under the skin. They commonly occur in the neck, shoulders, back, abdomen, arms and thighs.
  • Soft and doughy to the touch. They also move easily with slight finger pressure.
  • Generally small. Lipomas are typically less than 2 inches (5 centimeters) in diameter, but they can grow.
  • Sometimes painful. Lipomas can be painful if they grow and press on nearby nerves or if they contain many blood vessels.

When to see a doctor

A lipoma is rarely a serious medical condition. But if you notice a lump or Swelling anywhere on your body, have it checked by your doctor.

What are the causes for lipoma?

The cause of lipomas isn't fully understood. They tend to run in families, so genetic factors likely play a role in their development.

What are the treatments for lipoma?

No treatment is usually necessary for a lipoma. However, if the lipoma bothers you, is painful or is growing, your doctor might recommend that it be removed. Lipoma treatments include:

  • Surgical removal. Most lipomas are removed surgically by cutting them out. Recurrences after removal are uncommon. Possible side effects are scarring and bruising. A technique known as minimal excision extraction may result in less scarring.
  • Liposuction. This treatment uses a needle and a large syringe to remove the fatty lump.

What are the risk factors for lipoma?

Several factors may increase your risk of developing a lipoma, including:

  • Being between 40 and 60 years old. Although lipomas can occur at any age, they're most common in this age group.
  • Genetics. Lipomas tend to run in families.

Is there a cure/medications for lipoma?

Lipoma is usually painless and harmful, but if it is bothering you, or growing further, then it needs to be removed.

Lipoma treatments include:

  • Surgical removal: Lipomas are mostly removed through surgery by cutting them out. However, there are chances that they may occur again. Since the surgery may leave a scar or get the area bruised, minimal excision extraction may be performed so that it results in less scarring.
  • Liposuction: This treatment uses a needle and a large syringe to remove the fatty lump.
  • Steroid injections: Steroid shots can be given directly on the affected area to help shrink the tumor.
  • In the case of larger lipomas, it is a little harder to take out easily. Hence doctors will anesthesia to sleep through the procedure.

A bump-like painless and harmful skin abnormality appears usually appears around arms, neck, abdomen, shoulders, etc. and moves easliy when pressure is applied,In severe cases, the lipoma may increase in size or suddenly grows very quickly,being painful,becomes red or hot
turning into a hard or immovable lump and cause visible changes in the overlying skin
Lump under the skin that occurs due to an overgrowth of fat cells,Painless and soft to touch
Steroid injections,Liposuction,Surgery

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