Lipomas are benign tumors made of soft fat tissue that mostly occur just under the skin. They are mobile lumps that are harmless and painless. They are soft and rubbery in nature and usually isn’t tender, moves readily with slight finger pressure. They grow slowly and range from the size of a pea up to 5cm. Lipomas are most commonly found on the abdomen, 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.
Lipomas are usually detected in middle age. Some people have more than one lipoma. 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.
If you notice a swelling anywhere on your body, have it checked out by your doctor. Lipomas tend to run in families, indicating a genetic factor, but their cause is unknown. They can occur at any age but are more common between the ages of 40 and 60-years-old.
Surgical removal can enhance your cosmetic appearance and your overall quality of life. You may be a good candidate for lipoma removal if your lipoma has become overgrown or painful.
There are several ways of removing lipomas, dependent on the size and location but they are usually easy to treat. This procedure does not take long and it is mostly painless due to the local anaesthesia that is injected into the area where the lipoma is located. Then, an incision is performed in the skin to have the fat cells growth removed and then it is closed with stitches. The majority of surgical removals take as little as 30-minutes.
Most people who undergo lipoma removal will experience a fast recovery. The recovery period usually only takes a few days.
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