FAT TUMORS (Atheroma, Ganglion, Lipoma), SKIN GROWTHS (LASER, ELECTROCOAGULATION)
The doctor examines the suspect lump visually and by feel. It can be a lipoma, otherwise known as a fat tumour. Lipoma is harmless, however not all lumps can be lipoma. Depending on the appearance and location of the increased fat tissue the diagnoses may vary. A lump above the collar bone can be ganglion – completely harmless. However, if it is in chest area it can be fibroma, a non -malignant tumour, fluid filled cyst or malignant liposarcoma. Tissue proliferation is painful and almost exclusive to menopausal women. It appears on the torso and limbs. Skin tissue in the affected area is blue / red in colour. Lipoma may occur as part of another disease, in any case it’s important to tell your doctor about any changes.
It’s important to know that the fat tumour will not disappear on its own. The dermatologist and surgeon will decide, in discussion with the patient, how to remove it. There are generally two options. Liposuction or surgical operation.
If the fat tumour is to be removed surgically this will involve a small incision carried out under local anaesthetic. It’s very likely it will not return; however, this is not always the case especially with patients who have a propensity to form fat tumours.