A lipoma is a benign and common type of soft tissue tumor characterized by the growth of fat cells beneath the skin. These slow-growing, painless lumps typically feel soft and movable when touched. Lipomas can occur anywhere on the body where fat cells are present and often manifest as small, round nodules.
While lipomas are generally harmless and do not pose a cancer risk, they can be a source of cosmetic concern or discomfort if they press against nerves or adjacent structures. In such cases, surgical removal may be considered, primarily for aesthetic reasons or if the lipoma causes symptoms.
Most lipomas do not require treatment unless they become bothersome or painful. However, if a lump is growing rapidly, has irregular features, or is associated with pain, it's essential to consult a healthcare professional for evaluation, as these characteristics could indicate a more serious condition that requires further investigation.
- On arrival, you will be greeted by our receptionist and asked to complete a Medical History form
- You will then be welcomed by Dr Lanka and taken into a private room to discuss your enquiries, assess you and determine the best options suited to you
- You will be offered a cooling-off period to make your decision
- You will be given a consent form to complete and sign, then Dr Lanka will carry out the procedure on a mutually agreed date if you wish to go ahead with the procedure
- You will be sent an aftercare form which you should follow strictly for the best results
- We will book you in for a two week review, to check up on you and how you are healing and discuss any further treatment
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.