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Lipomas in Midland, TX

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What Are Lipomas?

Lipomas are fatty growths that commonly develop between the skin and muscle. They usually form around the torso, neck, shoulders, and arms, though they can grow anywhere on the body. In most cases, lipomas are benign (noncancerous) and painless, feeling soft and doughy to the touch. However, a lipoma that grows close to a blood vessel or nerve may exert pressure on the surrounding area, causing discomfort. The skin care specialists at Basin Dermatology & Cosmetic Center are experts in diagnosing and removing lipomas and will be happy to work with you so you can live without discomfort or embarrassment. If you're dealing with a lipoma that is causing pain or sitting in an awkward spot, contact our Midland, TX practice today to learn more about your treatment options.

How Are Lipomas Diagnosed and Removed?

While it is uncertain what causes lipomas to form, statistics indicate that genetics and age may play a role, as they tend to develop most commonly in individuals between the ages of 40 – 60 and those who have a family history of lipomas. Lipomas are often diagnosed at our Midland, TX office with a physical exam, or in certain cases, an imaging test, like an x-ray. Though lipomas are very often not a threat to your health, the only way to be certain is to have a sample taken and sent to a pathology lab for a detailed examination. Sometimes, a lump that is believed to be a lipoma is actually a form of cancer known as liposarcoma so it's crucial to be sure.

If your lesion is growing or causing you discomfort, we may recommend lipoma removal surgery. For most patients, we can perform this procedure at our facility using local anesthesia to keep you comfortable. A small incision will be made, and the growth will be removed. Larger lipomas may be referred to a surgeon for removal under general anesthesia. During your consultation, our dermatologists will take into account your lipoma's size and location before recommending a treatment that's best for you.

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Even though most lipomas are benign, we strongly recommend visiting our skin health practice in Midland, TX if you ever notice new or unusual growths under your skin. In addition to removing the lipoma, our dermatologists can help determine whether or not it is a more serious concern. Schedule a consultation at Basin Dermatology & Cosmetic Center to discuss lipoma diagnosis and treatment.

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