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A fatty lump most often situated between the skin and underlying muscle layer.

Lipomas are slow growing and usually harmless. Rarely, they can be cancerous. Some people have more than one.

Lipomas are just under the skin and move easily when pressure is applied. They commonly occur in the neck, shoulders, back, abdomen, arms and thighs.

Treatment generally isn’t necessary, but if the lipoma is bothersome, painful or growing, surgical removal may be required.

What is the main cause of lipoma?

The cause of lipomas is largely unknown. There may be a genetic cause in people with multiple lipomas. Around 2 to 3 percent of people who develop a lipoma have a family history of the condition. Some research suggests that lipomas may develop in an area where an injury has caused a significant impact.

Can lipomas turn to cancer?

It is very rare for lipomas to turn into a cancerous sarcoma. But if you feel any suspicion then better show to your doctor. An FNAC test can help to rule out cancer.

Does it occur in Vegetarian or Non Vegetarian?

It is not related to your diet – veg, non veg, vegan. Neither it is related to your body weight. It can occur in both thin and obese patients.

What is the treatment for Lipoma?

Surgical excision is the best treatment for Lipoma where a small incision is made and Lipoma is squeezed out followed but few stitches.

Sebaceous Cysts

Sebaceous cysts are caused by the glands that secrete the oily matter (sebum) that helps lubricate your skin and the hair.

It is not a cancer and surgery is the treatment for this cyst.

An elliptical incision is taken and the cyst is excised completely. The skin is then stitched and covered with a sterile dressing. A very thin fine scar will remain that eventually fade off in few months to years.


Can Lipoma be removed with LASER surgery?

No, Laser Surgery cannot remove Lipoma

Can Lipoma be removed with liposuction?

No. The results are not good.

Do I need to get admitted for this surgery?

It is an office procedure. Admission is usually not required.

Where can I find the best Lipoma - Sebaceous cyst surgeon in Mumbai? Near me?

Dr. Sunny Agarwal is one of the best surgeons in Mumbai. He has operated more than 3000 cases of Lipoma and cysts. Dr. Sunny Agarwal operates in many centers like Chembur, Sion, Ghatkopar, Mankhurd, Tilak Nagar, Andheri, Borivili, Dombivili, Navi Mumbai, Vashi, Kharghar, Thane.