Lipoma is derived from the elements of connective tissue of the dermis. It occurs most often in young women and middle age and is the result of focal hypertrophy of fat cells to form lumps or tumors, sometimes of large size. Lipomas are rarely malignant. Lipomas occur most often as a soft, single or multiple subcutaneous nodules covered with normal skin, shifting ground. Changes meets mainly on the trunk, neck, buttocks, forearms and shoulders. Rarely produce symptoms, however, can be characterized by soreness.
The course of treatment
Lipomas usually do not require treatment. If the patches are the cause patient discomfort can be removed surgically or by injection lipolysis (preparation which dissolves fat cells). The treatment involves injecting the fat substances that cause degradation of fat cell membranes. Freed fat from the fat cells is then transported to the liver, and then metabolized from the body.
Usually, the procedure must be repeated, the best results are seen after 2-3 treatments performed at an interval of 4-6 weeks.