A lipoma is slow-growing, benign growth of fat cells. It is contained in a thin, fibrous capsule and found right under the skin. A lipoma is typically not tender and moves around easily with slight pressure. A lipoma is not cancerous and treatment generally is not necessary. There is also a condition called familial lipomatosus, where people develop multiple lipomas, especially on the arms and legs, and other family members have these growths as well. If the lipoma is on a pressure-bearing area, it may create discomfort and this is when people seek removal. People also request removal because they don’t like the appearance of these bumps. Often a small incision can be made over the lipoma and they can be “popped” out easily. This is a simple in-office surgical procedure under local anesthesia. To buy your own Official Dr. Pimple Popper Comedone Extractor and / or Tweezers click here: To learn more about my skincare line – SLMD Skincare – click here: www.slmdskincare.com Subscribe to my Dermatology educational channel, Dr Pimple Popper University! Link is here: For more content, exclusive content, and of course to get more Dr. Pimple Popper schwag, visit us at www.drpimplepopper.com! Instagram: @DrPimplePopper for 24/7 pops @DrSandraLee for my work, my life, my pops Facebook: facebook.com/DrPimplePopper Twitter: @SandraLeeMD Snapchat: drpimplepopper Periscope: Dr. Sandra Lee You can watch my TV appearances here: This video may contain dermatologic surgical and / or procedural content. The content seen in this video is provided only for medical education purposes and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. .
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