A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump of harmless mass that is not cancer and most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. Usually, detected in middle age, lipomas can feel doughy and usually isn't tender, moves easily with slight finger pressure. Some people have more than one lipoma.Lipomas usually do not require treatment. However, the doctor will recommend removal of the lipoma only if the lipoma is painful or is growing.
Lipomas are most commonly located in the neck, back, and shoulders, but they can also occur on the stomach, thighs, and arms. The lipoma is only painful if it grows into nerves underneath the skin.