Fatty Tumors

Fatty tumors lipomas
  • Description

    Fatty Tumors/Lipomas are located just below the skin. They are non-cancerous and are usually harmless. They may occur in the neck, shoulders, abdomen, back, thighs, and arms.

  • Cause

    Fatty tumors, also known as lipomas, develop when fat cells accumulate and form a benign growth beneath the skin. The exact cause of lipomas is often unknown, but they may be linked to genetic factors, hormonal imbalances, or trauma to the affected area. While typically harmless, lipomas can grow slowly over time and may be associated with conditions like obesity or familial multiple lipomatosis.

  • Treatment

    Treatment for lipomas is usually unnecessary unless they cause discomfort or cosmetic concerns. Surgical excision is the most common treatment option, especially for larger or bothersome lipomas. In some cases, liposuction or steroid injections may be considered as alternative approaches to remove or reduce the size of the lipoma.