A lipoma is a fat lump that occurs in your body’s soft tissues and is usually harmless.

It’s the most common tumor to form under your skin. They occur in upper body, arms, or thighs.

Symptoms of Lipoma
  • Encapsulated: They don’t extend to the tissues surrounding them
  • Pain: Some lipomas cause pain and discomfort to body.
  • Round or oval-shaped: The fatty lumps are usually symmetrical.
  • Moveable: They can be moved within the surrounding tissues.
  • Lipoma size can range between 2 inches to 6 inches in diameter
Causes of Lipoma

Healthcare professionals aren’t sure what causes lipomas. They are inherited andyou are more likely to develop a lipoma if someone in your family has one.

Some health conditions cause multiple lipomas to appear on the body. Lipoma-causing conditions include:

  • Dercum’s disease
  • Hereditary multiple lipomatosis
  • Gardner syndrome
Lipoma Removal and Treatment

Since lipomas aren’t harmful, healthcare providers often leave them alone. Patient need to keep an eye on it between visits.

If one hurts, you might want to have it removed. Healthcare Provider can take it out surgically with a small cut.

Other possible treatments include:

Liposuction: Healthcare Provider uses a needle and syringe to draw out the fatty tissue occur on your body.