Our Lipoma Treatment
What is a Lipoma?
A lipoma is a superficial fatty tumor encased in a capsule. It grows between the skin and the underlying muscle. Lipomas are almost always not cancerous, do not spread extensively, and grow slowly. A lipoma can develop anywhere on the body but tends to develop on the head, neck, shoulders, and back. They are less common in the armpits, thighs and other parts of the body. About one percent of the US population is affected by lipomas. People aged 40-60 are often affected by lipoma. Rarely a lipoma can be associated with certain genetic disorders.
What causes Lipoma?
The cause of lipoma is not known but studies suggest a genetic connection in most cases. Some research suggests that a lipoma develops after a trauma to the soft tissues in the area where it next develops. Other risk factors include obesity, liver disease, and diabetes.