Finding the Right Specialist Doctor for Lipoma Surgery in Pune

A lipoma is a growth of fatty tissue that slowly develops under your skin. People of any age can develop a lipoma, but children rarely develop them. A lipoma can form on any part of the body, but they typically appear on the: face, neck chest, thighs, abdomen, and back arms They're classified as benign growths, or tumors, of fatty tissue. This means a lipoma isn't cancerous and is rarely harmful.

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There are several types of lipomas, including:

Angiolipoma: This type contains fat and blood vessels. Angiolipomas are often painful.
Conventional: The most common type, a conventional lipoma contains white fat cells. White fat cells store energy.
Fibrolipoma: Fat and fibrous tissue make up this type of lipoma.
Hibernoma: This kind of lipoma contains brown fat. Most other lipomas contain white fat. Brown fat cells generate heat and help regulate body temperature.
Myelolipoma: These lipomas contain fat and tissues that produce blood cells.
Spindle cell: The fat cells in these lipomas are longer than they are wide.
Pleomorphic:These lipomas have fat cells of various sizes and shapes.

  • A physical exam
  • A tissue sample removal (biopsy) for lab examination
  • An X-ray or other imaging test, such as an MRI or CT scan, if the lipoma is large, has unusual features, or appears to be deeper than the fatty

There's a very small chance that a lump resembling a lipoma may actually be a form of cancer called liposarcoma. Liposarcomas — cancerous tumors in fatty tissues — grow rapidly, don't move under the skin and are usually painful. A biopsy or an MRI or CT scan is typically done if your doctor suspects liposarcoma.Lipomas are painful when infected or it is pressing on nerves.