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Lipoma

Lipomas are soft, fatty lumps that grow under your skin. They're harmless and do not usually need any treatment.

Lipomas are common.

They:

  • 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
Lipoma.Lipoma on side of forehead.

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.