Localised collection of fats cells which can occur anywhere in the body. It slowly grows under the skin in the subcutaneous tissue. A person may have a single lipoma or may have many lipomas. They are very common.
People are often unaware of lipomas until they have grown large enough to become visible and palpable. This growth occurs slowly over several years.
Some features of lipomas include:
They are most common on the shoulders, neck, trunk and arms, but they can occur anywhere on the body where fat tissue is present.
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