A lipoma is a non-cancerous bump or an abnormal accumulation of fatty tissues that usually develops between the skin surface and the muscular tissues. They mostly appear either on the trunk of the body, the neck, hips, upper arms or in the armpit areas, however this is not a rule and they can manifest in any other part of the body. Their causes are still ambiguous; nevertheless, there has been a noticed genetic predisposition to these skin lesions.

Lipoma symptoms are characterised by their mobility and soft, jelly-like consistency; their shape is relatively spherical, are usually small ranging from 1 to 3 cm in size, mainly preserving this capacity or slowly developing throughout life. Lipoma are painless, benign skin lesions that do not cause any discomfort except when they get infected, present pus and acute pain or are simply unaesthetic – this is when patients usually resort to removal surgery procedures. The procedure is simple, quick and can be performed at Renew Skin & Health Clinic under the close supervision of our surgeon, who has accumulated a vast experience in the field over the years.

A physical consultation carried out by one of our GPs or even by our surgeon is required prior to any type of procedure in order to determine the cause and nature of each skin lesion. In this case, the doctor will examine the bump regarding its appearance and firmness, usually being able to set a clear lipoma diagnosis without the requirement of any other testing. Nevertheless, a precaution biopsy is recommended to confirm that the bump is indeed of benign nature, but this usually happens only when the bump or swelling causes pain or discomfort and exceeds normal size limits.

The lipoma removal procedure begins with the injection of a local anesthetic in the surrounding area, after which the surgeon will make a small incision to remove the targeted fatty tissue accumulation. The wound is then surgically sutured and bandaged in order to prevent subsequent infections. The entire process lasts for about 20 minutes, in most cases patients being able to leave the clinic after maximum 90 minutes.

If you wish to get rid of the unaesthetic and bothersome aspects of lipomas, we invite you to Renew Skin & Health Clinic in Leamington Spa, where our surgeon will remove them through a quick, efficient and painless procedure. With this occasion we also send an invitation to people in Leicester and Birmingham suffering from these consitions.