fbpx

Lipoma

Skin Conditions

A lipoma is a benign tumor composed of adipose (fat) tissue. The most common type of lipoma is the subcutaneous lipoma which appears as a lump just under the skin, but lipomas can occur in almost every organ. However, they are almost always harmless and require no treatment unless they become cosmetically concerning.

Lipoma

The exact mechanism behind lipoma formation is unknown, though people who have close relative with lipomas are more likely to develop lipomas themselves, and a link between previous trauma and lipoma formation has been suggested but no solid evidence for this theory has been found. Multiple lipomas can rarely be a symptom of an underlying disease – lipomatosis is a rare genetic condition that results in the formation of multiple lipomas, dercum disease is a rare condition involving multiple painful lipomas, and benign symmetric lipomatosis is a rare condition that most commonly affects middle aged men with a long history of alcoholism that results in excess fat deposits and lipomas in the head/neck/shoulder region.

Most lipomas require no treatment, but if removal is desired they can be easily treated through surgical excision or liposuction. Surgical excision has the highest cure rate and lipomas rarely reoccur following treatment. Liposuction results in less scarring but has a higher rate of reoccurrence – especially if the fibrous capsule that surrounds the tumor is left intact. Therefore, liposuction is typically reserved for small lipomas or those in cosmetically sensitive areas such as the face.

Consultation Request for July SpecialsFill in your info and our experienced staff will call you to set up a consultation.


Appointment Request for Our La Quinta Lasers SpecialsFill in your info and our experienced staff will call you to set up an appointment.


Request a Chin Lipo Flash Sale ConsultationFill in your info and tap Send! Our experienced team will call you to schedule.


Request a Patient Portal LinkFill in your info and tap send. We will send you a link to the patient portal via email and text message.


Consultation RequestFill in your info and our experienced staff will call you to set up a consultation.


Sign UpTo receive our up to date information and deals


[gravityform id="8" name="Contact Form" description="false"]

Appointment RequestFill in your info and our experienced staff will call you to set up a consultation.


Career Center Contact FormFill in your info and our team will contact you.


 

Privacy Preferences
When you visit our website, it may store information through your browser from specific services, usually in form of cookies. Here you can change your privacy preferences. Please note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our website and the services we offer.