A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty tumor situated between the skin and the muscle layer. Often a lipoma is easy to identify because it moves readily with slight finger pressure. It's doughy to touch and usually not tender. You could have several that persist for years. Lipomas can occur at any age, but they're most often detected in middle age.
A lipoma isn't cancer and is usually harmless. Treatment generally isn't necessary, but if the lipoma is in a bothersome location, is painful or is growing, it should be removed.
There are several treatments and these are just the two most popular ones.
Liposuction. This treatment uses a needle and a large syringe to remove the fatty tumor. Liposuction is usually done when the lipoma is in a location where you want to avoid a large scar. It's difficult to remove the entire tumor with this technique.
Surgical removal. Larger lipomas are best removed by surgically cutting them out. Recurrences after removal are uncommon.
My Father-in-law has had many removed right at the clinic.
Please kick the anxiety and worry to the curb and believe that it is just what the physician has said..........a fatty tumor.
Take care and go to your appointment today ready to discuss your anxiety and depression with your therapist.
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