Sometimes a lipoma needs to be removed if it causes symptoms - for example, pressing on another part of the body. Sometimes, if the diagnosis is not clear, a lipoma is removed to look under the microscope. This is to make sure that the growth that has been detected is a lipoma and not something more serious. For a lipoma that forms under the skin, usually it can be removed by a simple minor operation. A local anesthetic is injected into the skin above the lipoma. Once the overlying skin numbs the local anesthetic, an incision is made on the lipoma. The lipoma is then removed and cut from the underlying tissue.
Since lipomas are fat-based, this procedure can work well to reduce its size. Liposuction involves a needle attached to a large syringe, and the area is usually numb before the procedure. Injections of steroids can also be used directly on the affected area. This treatment can reduce the lipoma, but it does not remove it completely. Lipomas are benign tumors. This means that there is no chance that an existing lipoma will spread.
However, in case of doubt, a deep skin biopsy can be performed, which will show the typical histopathological features of the lipoma and its variants. The rare lipid cancer, liposarcoma, almost never occurs in the skin. Liposarcoma is a deep tumor andIt often grows on the thigh, groin or back of the abdomen. If your lipoma gets bigger or painful, consult your doctor. A skin biopsy may be necessary to rule out liposarcoma.
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