This is a question that needs answering before learning of treatment or causes. A lipoma is a growth of adipose tissue or body fat that usually develops just below the skin. A lipoma can occur anywhere in the body although the most common places are the torso, upper thighs, neck, armpits and upper arms. It has also been described as a benign tumor and is one of the most common non-cancerous growths of soft tissue occurring in about one in every 100 people in the population. Usually a lipoma will feel rubbery and will be movable and also grows very slowly either over a period of months or even years. It is also very small and painless and the size will usually remain the same over the years.
Lipoma treatment involves making an incision in the skin and doing liposuction which vacuums up the fat through a tube called a cannula. However in most cases a lipoma does not require treatment or removal because it is painless as well as noncancerous and usually does not create any risk of a cancer growth. However if it becomes painful, inflamed or infected, increases in size, interferes with normal functioning or movement, drains discharge that is