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What is Lipomas

Lipomas are noncancerous growths of fat cells that typically form just under the skin. They are usually slow-growing, soft to the touch, and move easily under the skin. Although they are typically not harmful, they can be bothersome or unsightly, depending on their size and location.


Symptoms of Lipomas

The most common symptom of a lipoma is the presence of a soft, smooth lump under the skin.

Causes of Lipomas

The lump is usually painless and slow-growing, but it can become larger over time. Lipomas can occur anywhere on the body, but they are most often found on the neck, shoulders, arms, back, or thighs.


If a lipoma is causing pain or discomfort, or if it is interfering with normal activities, it may need to be removed with surgery. In most cases, lipomas can be removed in a Operation theatre using local anesthesia.


Surgical removal involves making a small incision and removing the lipoma with a scalpel or surgical scissors.In general, lipomas are not a serious health concern, and most people do not need treatment.However, if you notice a new lump or growth on your body, it's important to have it evaluated by a doctor to rule out any serious conditions.

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