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A lipoma is benign tumour and apart from being non-life-threatening, they also do not spread across the body. A good self-care and timely consultation with the doctor should ideally help.

Depending on your individual case of how deep set the lipoma is, the surgeon should be able to guide you with the ideal operation technique.

A lipoma appears as a small lump or swelling on the skin in any part of the body, is soft on touch, and maybe painful in certain cases.

No. They are a benign condition.

Lipomas do not require treatment unless they become:

  • Larger in size 

  • More painful

  • Inflamed 

  • Show fluid discharge or become infected.

Results are immediately visible as the bulge, that contained the tumour, flattens. There, however, may be some swelling and discomfort.

Your doctor will take this call, as different sites need different anaesthesia amounts and delay the recovery.

Generally, it’s not dangerous and is non-cancerous too. They are not a threat to life, but it is better to seek medical help if there’s pain and discomfort in the lumps.

Left untreated, lipoma can grow around the nerves and blood vessels. Fatty tissues then pressurize the blood vessels and cause unbearable pain and discomfort. In fact, large-sized lipomas are difficult to treat as without damaging surrounding muscles and tissues. It can then become cancerous too.

There’s no prevention method known to prevent lipomas.

Lipoma may or may not spread across the body. The condition is a medical mystery where the growth in size and count cannot be determined.

This is to be answered by your surgeon only, who will guide you with the ideal operation technique.

It appears as a small lump or swelling on the skin. It is soft and can be painful.

Getting medically treated is important when there’s a large-sized lipoma, pain, inflammation and fluid discharge/infection, or for cosmetic reasons.

People with age between 40 and 60, with family history of lipoma and those with some particular conditions such as Cowden Syndrome, Gardner’s Syndrome and Madelung disease.

Lipoma can occur anywhere on the body.

The average cost of lipoma treatment in India can vary depending on several factors, including the number and size of lipomas, the chosen treatment approach, the hospital or healthcare facility, the location, and other associated medical services.

To provide a rough estimate, the cost of lipoma treatment in India can range from approximately INR 10,000 to INR 50,000 or more per lipoma. This estimate includes expenses such as diagnostic tests, medications, surgical procedures (if required), hospitalization (if necessary), doctor's fees, and follow-up visits.

However, it's important to note that these figures are just average estimates, and the actual cost may vary significantly based on the factors mentioned above. The cost can also differ between different cities or regions in India. To obtain a more accurate and up-to-date cost estimate for lipoma treatment in your locality, it is recommended to consult with healthcare providers or hospitals directly. 

To access our platform, you can visit the official Medfin website ( Search for lipoma treatment specialists using the search function or navigate to the appropriate section on the website to find a list of lipoma treatment specialists. Medfin typically provides a comprehensive directory of qualified doctors and surgeons. You can scroll through multiple doctor profiles that include information about their qualifications, experience, areas of expertise, and patient reviews. This will help you assess their expertise in lipoma treatment and their patient satisfaction levels.


For lipoma treatment, the eligibility for insurance coverage can depend on several factors, including the severity and size of the lipoma, the presence of other complications, and the recommendation of healthcare professionals. In cases where the  lipoma is causing significant discomfort, pain, or functional limitations, insurance coverage may be more likely. There is a greater likelihood that insurance will cover lipoma treatment if it is determined to be medically essential based on the severity of symptoms and medical evaluation. To determine the insurance coverage for lipoma treatment, it's recommended to contact your insurance provider directly. They can provide you with specific information about your policy coverage, pre-authorization requirements, and any potential out-of-pocket expenses you may incur.

At Medfin, we are dedicated to providing cost-effective healthcare solutions to our patients . 

  • Our asset-lite model helps us reduce overhead costs, leading to potential savings for patients.
  • We offer interest-free EMI services , allowing patients to spread the cost of treatment without interest charges.
  • Patients with health insurance coverage may access discounted rates or reduced co-pay amounts through Medfin.

Our goal is to make quality healthcare accessible and affordable. We provide transparent pricing and convenient payment options, ensuring that patients can save on lipoma treatment while receiving excellent care.

According to the definition, lipomas are considered benign, which means they do not pose a harm to one's health and are not cancerous. In rare cases, a lipoma may develop into a malignant (cancerous) tumor called a liposarcoma. However, this is very uncommon, and most lipomas do not pose a health risk and do not require treatment. In fact, many lipomas can be left alone and monitored for any changes in size or appearance.

Although lipomas can occur in anyone, several risk factors raise the likelihood that one can develop a lipoma. 

  • Middled aged individuals who are about 40 to 60 years of age have been associated with a greater risk of developing lipomas.
  • The likelihood that a patient would develop lipomas is increased if there is a family history of lipomas.
  • Adiposis dolorosa, Cowden syndrome, Madelung disease, and Gardner's syndrome are a few more genetic disorders that can increase the risk of lipomas.

After a lipoma treatment, patients may experience some swelling and bruising in the treated area for several days after the procedure, but can usually return to normal activities within a week.

Lipomas are typically not serious and are non-cancerous. They do not spread to other parts of the body. However, in rare cases, they can grow large enough to cause discomfort or affect nearby nerves or blood vessels. While lipomas are generally not dangerous, it is still important to have them evaluated by a medical professional to confirm the diagnosis and rule out any other potential conditions.


Yes, lipomas can be permanently removed through surgical excision. In this procedure, the surgeon removes the entire lipoma, including the capsule that surrounds it, to prevent it from growing back.


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