Lipomas are growths of fat cells accumulated in a thin, fibrous capsule, generally found between the skin and the first layer of muscles, mostly appearing on the neck, face, torso, upper limbs, but also on any other part of the body. The cause of lipomas is not completely determined, however a genetic pattern has been observed. Lipomas are small, usually movable, with a rubber consistency, do not cause pain and grow very slowly over the years.

Lipomas are non-cancerous skin lesions, however, when they start to present symptoms such as pain, tenderness, infection, foul-smelling discharge, growth and generally bothersome, you should immediately see a doctor for a diagnose and, of course, treatment. Renew Skin & Health Clinic is an outpatient cosmetic and also surgery center, and even if you are from Leicester, you can come at our cosmetic clinic and have your lipomas correctly diagnosed and removed so you will no longer face the distress they cause you. Renew Skin & Health Clinic benefits from the last generation medical devices and technology and, most importantly, fully qualified practitioners and even consultant surgeons with years of experience in the field.

Sebaceous cysts are small lumps that also manifest underneath the skin, being in fact accumulations of keratin. Sebaceous cysts are usually caused by swollen hair follicles, skin trauma or impaired sebaceous glands. As with lipomas, sebaceous cysts are also noncancerous skin growths that may present in some situations various symptoms of infection such as redness, tenderness, increased temperature of the affected area and foul-smelling discharges.

If the lipoma(s) or sebaceous cysts are suspicious, the GP may further refer you to a private dermatologist and if he/she recommends its/their removal, you must not worry. The lipoma and sebaceous cysts removal procedure is in fact part of the minor surgery treatment category, it is performed under local anesthetic, so it is actually painless; the surgeon will make an incision around the skin lesion, remove the growth and close the wound with stitches, so a scar will remain, but due to the specialist’s expertise, the sutures will be made in such manner so as they will leave minimal scarring in the treated area. Risks or complications are minimal as well, as the sutured wound will be covered with bandage in order to prevent future infections.

Schedule thus a consultation at our Renew Skin & Health Clinic headquarters, even if you are from Leicester and find out everything you need to know about lipomas and sebaceous cysts, while having them correctly diagnosed. Our GP or private dermatologist will also analyze your medical history and current health condition, precisely to prevent possible risks and complications and thus ensure optimum results.