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What Are Lipomas, and Can They Be Treated Naturally?

Have you recently noticed a mass under your skin? You are likely feeling a bit panicked, your mind jumping to the worst-case scenarios.

While you absolutely should have any new mass on your body examined by a doctor, in many cases, these will be benign fatty tumors called lipomas. What causes these fatty tumors, and can you treat them yourself? Let’s take a dive into the facts about lipomas.

What Are Lipomas?


Lipomas are masses in the skin that feel soft, even rubbery, to the touch. What causes lipomas varies, but the source always comes back to lumps of fat growing on soft tissues.

Learn more about the causes and symptoms of lipomas.

Extremely common, especially in the upper parts of the body and thighs, they tend to develop around middle age or later, and in many cases run in families. It is common for them to form after injuries, though they can develop without one. In most cases, they do not cause pain or irritation, though this can vary depending on where on the body they develop.

Does At-Home Lipoma Treatment Work?


There is no research verifying whether or not common home remedies actual work at eliminating lipomas. If you have one and you want it gone as soon as possible, you will be better off with lipoma removal in Long Island. If you want to know how lipoma removal surgery is performed, then you should read our blog on "How Lipoma Removal Surgery Is Done".

If speed isn’t a concern for you, it is fine to try at-home remedies, so long as they are safe. We suggest you try some of the following if you aren’t quite ready for medical intervention.

Lose Weight


Lipomas are fatty tumors. The more fat you carry on your body, the easier it is for them to develop. If you are overweight or obese and battling lipomas, your first step towards resolving them is shedding excess pounds. Regular exercise and a healthy diet will also improve your overall health, so this isn’t just for your lipomas.

Try Apple Cider Vinegar


Good old apple cider vinegar has been touted as something of a cure-all in recent years. In many cases, this is bunk. However, it does contain acetic acid, which is known to help prevent fat deposits in the body. Will this eliminate an existing lipoma? Probably not. But it might prevent new ones from forming.

Eat Healthier Fats


Specifically, omega-3 fatty acids. This can help prevent lipomas from forming, though it won’t get rid of those you have. It also helps heart health, so it isn’t just for stopping fatty tumors.

Are you in need of lipoma removal on Long Island? Contact Clarity Surgical today.