Lipoma Removal

Wellness IV Drips
What is a Lipoma?
Lipoma is a benign (non-cancerous) tumour of fatty tissue, they are soft, fatty lumps that grow under the skin. Lipomas are caused by an overgrowth of fat cells that can be found anywhere in the body but typically found on the neck, back or shoulders. They typically start small and gradually enlarge over time. Malignant transformation of  lipomas into liposarcomas is extremely rare (and often controversial) Dr Rippon will make a clinical decision at time of removal and may advise that the lipoma be sent for pathologic evaluation (which is the only way to make a definitive diagnosis).

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