Lipomas are fat capsules located underneath the skin. They are usually harmless and common. Lipomas look like round lumps. They may be small or grow to over an inch. They most frequently occur on the arms and trunk. Lipomas do not need to be removed unless they are in a bothersome location.
Am I at RiskYou may have an increased risk for lipomas if your close relatives have them. They appear to run in families. You may also be at risk if you have received an injury.
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