It is more likely that lipomas are at the extreme benign spectrum of tumors, which, at the malignant end, include liposarcomas (see Pathophysiology). As more than half of the lipomas encountered by clinicians are subcutaneous, most of this article will be devoted to this subgroup. Additional information on other locations (eg, intramuscular, renal, gastrointestinal GI) will be included where appropriate.
The treatment is excision. I recommend this because they will develop and become more difficult to manage, with longer scars, and there is a risk of malignant degeneration in large tumors. Limomas are benign growths beneath the surface of the skin. Over time, they tend to swell slightly, but do not destroy normal tissues nearby and do not mix or spread to other sites. As such, they do not need to be treated unless they become symptomatic or problematic depending on their size or location.
It's a bit harder to get out of it. You will probably need something that will make you sleep during the procedure. In this case, you will have to ask someone to take you home later. Lipomas rarely come back once they have been removed and do not make it more likely that you will have other diseases. Balakrishnan, C. The Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Fall 2012. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: "Lipoma" WebMD does not provide medical, diagnostic or treatment advice.
Liposuction is not recommended for infiltrating lipomas. The most recent lipoma treatment for dogs and humans is the injection of collagenase, an enzyme that breaks downs the peptide bonds in collagen, the fibrous protein that connects the tissues of the body. Developed by BioSpecifics Technologies Corporation and marketed as XIAFLEX® in the US and XIAPEX® in Europe and Eurasia, collagenase is currently being tested in clinical trials.
A lipoma is slow-growing, benign growth of fat cells. It is contained in a thin, fibrous capsule and found right under the skin. A lipoma is typically not tender and moves around easily with…