Lipomas are soft, fatty lumps that grow under your skin. They're harmless and do not usually need any treatment.
Lipomas are common.
- feel soft and squishy
- can be anything from the size of a pea to a few centimetres across
- may move slightly under your skin if you press them
- are not usually painful
- grow slowly
Lipomas are harmless. They're not usually treated on the NHS.
You can pay to have a lipoma removed at a private clinic, but it may be expensive.
A GP can give you advice about where to get treatment.