What is Lipoma?
A lipoma is an ointment node that is usually found just below the skin. Lipomas can occur almost anywhere on the body but are often found on the torso, shoulders, neck, and armpit. Lipomas can barely form in muscle and organ.
A lipoma can be described as a rubber bulge that feels like it can move. Lipomas tend to grow slowly, usually in a period of several months or years. They are usually small (usually less than 2 inches). Sometimes the larger lipomas occur, with some reaching almost 8 inches on.
Lipomas are quite common, occurring at 1 in every 1,000 people. People with Lipoma usually have only 1, though about 20% of those affected may have some.
Lipomas affect all age groups and may even be present at birth; However, they are usually formed in people from 40 to 60 years of age.