Lipoma is a benign tumor, which is located in the middle layer of the skin. Common people in the name of lipoma – Wen. Wens are common in men and women: the structure of education is composed of fat cells, so the tumor so called. Basically, these educational a single, but may occur multiple lipomas. At the initial stage, Wen does not cause concern and looks just like a cosmetic defect of the skin. But the growth of the tumor can lead to health problems.
Why do I get lipoma
Doctors still disagree about the causes of Wens. Some believe that the reason for the growth of lipomas is hereditary, others say lipoma provokes a number of factors. So, the formation of talc can result in:
- Age 40+
- A weakened immune system
- Violation of lipid (fat) metabolism
- Protein deficiency
- A sedentary lifestyle
- Soft tissue injuries.
In most cases, the location of the lipoma is subcutaneous, rarely intramuscular. Lipoma – benign, but a small risk of the tumour in the cancer is still there. Sometimes transformed into a malignant Wen, located in the muscular layer and connective tissue.
How to understand that Wen on the body is a lipoma
The size of the Wens on the average from 1 to 5 cm, But in medical practice met lipomas with a size of 10 cm a Sign characteristic for lipomas – Wen is not reduced by reducing the mass of the human body, but on the contrary, could be more. If the lipoma affects the nerves, there is pain. With the growth of the tumor can also squeezed the blood vessels and tissues, swelling may appear and violation of the sensitivity.
Can be confused with lipoma atheroma – white bumps that appear in places of a congestion of the sebaceous glands and often clog them. Classic lipoma is under the skin and is similar to the “node” having a clear form. Lipoma more creates psychological discomfort and spoils the appearance than it is a health hazard. But if you notice even small Wen, it is important to see a specialist, to observe the lipoma, and if necessary, treated
How dangerous is lipoma and whether to treat white bumps
Indications for treatment are lipomas fast growing education that cause tissue swelling and may lead to the violation of their power, until the appearance of ulcers and necrosis (necrosis) of the dermis – the middle layer of the skin. Also the doctor will recommend to remove the fatty lipoma in pain or at the request of the patient, if the lipoma spoils the appearance. Self Wens United people’s recipes – lotions, compresses inefficient and can lead to complications. Because acts such “treatment” is only on the top skin layer, irritating it and causing inflammation, and the presence of infection is still festering.
In any case it is impossible to try to squeeze the Wens: to determine the boundaries of the capsule of the lipoma “by eye” is impossible, as to get all its contents. In the end, people can injure the skin even more, to provoke any infection and scar formation. The fastest way to treat lipomas is laser correction. Also practiced radiowave surgery. Skin damage in both cases is minimal.