A slow-growing, fatty lump that is often found between your skin and underlying muscle. They are rarely serious, but if they get swollen it is best to see a doctor. They can be removed surgically or via liposuction.

Description And Symptoms
Effects/ Causes

A lipoma is a soft, mild bump that exists just beneath the skin’s surface. It’s formed of fat, feels smooth to the touch, and rarely causes discomfort. These fatty growths can appear anywhere on your body, although they appear on areas like the back, chest, arms, shoulders, and neck.

Lipomas are soft tissue lumps that are benign, and that are not cancerous. They develop slowly and do not cause cancer. A large number of lipomas do not need treatment, but if a lipoma affects you, your doctor can remove it with a simple procedure.

Lipoma removal is a simple medical procedure that includes removing lipomas, which are noninvasive fatty masses, from under the skin’s surface. These growths are normally harmless, but their size and position might vary. While some people prefer to live with lipomas, others choose to have them removed in order to relieve symptoms, address aesthetic problems, or just have smoother skin.

Some of the symptoms are –
  • Encapsulated
  • Painless
  • Round or oval-shaped
  • Moveable
  • Smaller than 2 inches in diameter

How lipomas are diagnosed?

Lipomas are frequently detected by doctors through a gentle, hands-on examination and ask whether it’s bothering them. Sometimes, just to be sure, they’ll suggest a biopsy to make sure it’s not a tumour. A little sample of the lipoma is collected during this treatment and sent to the lab for examination.

These masses are sometimes dismissive and mistaken for cysts. Your doctor may prescribe diagnostic tests such as an ultrasound, MRI, or CT scan to obtain a better picture. These scans assist doctors in determining if the mass is a lipoma or a cyst, as well as its position, depth, and proximity to vital tissues or blood arteries. It’s all part of ensuring you get the finest possible treatment.

Most lipomas do not require treatment. However, if any lump makes you uncomfortable, Sakhiya Skin Clinic offers lipoma removal treatment.

  • Through a safe and successful surgical technique, your dermatology can gently remove the lipoma. And after the treatment, you can usually go home the same day if you feel better.
  • As an alternative to surgery, a doctor may recommend liposuction to get rid of the lipoma. This entails gently removing the fatty tissue from the growth with a slender needle, ensuring your comfort and tranquillity.

Lipoma removal is the first step towards smoother, worry-free skin. Consultation with a doctor is the first step towards the results you seek, whether for medical or aesthetic reasons. Lipoma removal allows you to restore your comfort and confidence, as well as a life free of bothersome lumps.

How does lipoma occur?

Though there is no specific reason for the appearance of lipoma, there are a few circumstances that could be the reason.

  • Lipomas appear to be handed down across generations in some cases due to a peculiar gene from a family member. This uncommon condition is classified as “familial multiple lipomatosis.”
  • Lipomas may also decide to occur more frequently in the lives of people who have specific medical disorders, such as Gardner’s syndrome, Cowden syndrome, Madelung’s disease, or adiposis dolorosa.
  • Some experts have suggested that certain lipomas may be the consequence of a significant lesion to the region.

Is lipoma removal painful?

Typically, lipoma removal is performed under local anaesthesia, so you should not feel pain during the procedure.

Will there be scarring after lipoma removal?

Scarring depends on the removal method and individual healing. These scars are usually minimal and fade away over time.

Can lipomas grow back after removal?

In rare cases, lipomas can reoccur. If this happens, consult your healthcare provider.

Are there risks associated with lipoma removal?

Like any medical procedure, lipoma removal carries some risks, including infection or scarring. These will be discussed during the consultation.


*Result may vary person to person.