Grapefruit-sized Growth, Part 1: The Punch

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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 slight pressure.

A lipoma is not cancerous and treatment generally is not necessary. There is also a condition called familial lipomatosus, where people develop multiple lipomas, especially on the arms and legs, and other family members have these growths as well.

If the lipoma is on a pressure-bearing area, it may create discomfort and this is when people seek removal. People also request removal because they don’t like the appearance of these bumps. Often a small incision can be made over the lipoma and they can be “popped” out easily. This is a simple in-office surgical procedure under local anesthesia.

Part 1:https://socialmedicalnetwork.com/2018/02/07/grapefruit-sized-growth-part-1-punch/

Part 2:https://socialmedicalnetwork.com/2018/02/07/grapefruit-sized-growth-part-2-pop/

Part 3:https://socialmedicalnetwork.com/2018/02/07/grapefruit-sized-growth-six-weeks-later-part-4/