Lipomas are soft, fatty lumps that grow under the skin. They're harmless and can usuallybe left alone if they're small and painless.
Lipomas are non-cancerous (benign) and are caused by an overgrowth of fat cells. They can grow anywhere in the body where there are fat cells, but are usually seen on the:
They feel soft and "doughy" to touch and range from the size of a pea to a few centimetres across. Theygrow very slowly and don't usually cause any other problems.
Occasionally, lipomas can develop deeper inside the body, so you won't be able to see or feel them.
Lipomas are soft, fatty lumps that grow under the skin. They're harmless and can usually be left alone if they're small and painless.
Lipomas are fairly common, with about one in 100 people developing them.It's unusual to develop more than one or two lipomas, unless you havea rareinherited condition called familial multiple lipomato
You should see your GP if you develop a growth or swelling on your body. Theycan examine it and confirm whether it's a lipoma. Whena lipoma is pressed, it should feel smooth and soft, like rubber or
Lipomas don't usually need to be removed unless they're causing problems, such as pain, or if there's uncertainty about whether it's a lipoma. You may wantyour lipoma removed if it's large or in an o