If you have a lipoma (fatty tumor) under your skin, most of the time you won’t need to have it surgically removed. If you do need surgery, you’ll probably be able to go home the same day and return to work within a few days to a week.
Lipomas are benign (noncancerous) growths made up of fat cells. About 1 percent of us will develop a lipoma. They’re most common among people between ages 40 and 60.
What causes lipomas?
Doctors aren’t sure why lipomas form. They appear to run in families and sometimes seem to be triggered by an injury to the skin.