Lipomas are common fatty masses that reside between the skin and the muscle and can be found anywhere on the body. Typically, these masses are slow growing and painless. They are often doughy feeling and move easily when manipulated. Lipomas are most often benign (non cancerous).

Lipomas can be removed in the office or operating room, under sedation or general anesthesia, and is dependent on the size and location of the mass.