Cysts or fats can be easily removed
What is lipoma?
A benign lipoma is a soft piece of fat due to overgrowth of adipose tissue. Dome-shaped lesions usually feel soft and may feel like they are moving slightly under the skin when pressed. They occur in about 1% of the population and can vary from the size of a pea to several centimeters in diameter. They are often misunderstood as cysts.
What is a bladder?
The cyst is a harmless growth that looks like a sac in the deeper layers of the skin that contains keratin (eliminates skin cells). They are usually formed by the investment of a hair follicle that is excluded, although relatively little is known about their cause or why some people get more than others. They are extremely common. The bladder sac is filled with keratin, a soft white material that sometimes comes to the surface of the skin and has an unpleasant odor.Occasionally there may be inflammation if the contents of the bladder break into the surrounding skin, causing them to be red and painful. Occasionally, bacteria can also enter the bladder and cause an infection that must be treated with antibiotics.
Do they need treatment?
Small cysts or lipoma (eg less than 5 mm) usually do not need treatment, but can be easily removed with a little surgery. Larger ones tend to be removed because they are unsightly or because they are inflamed. Both are treated with surgical resection, where a small surgical opening is made in the skin to remove the lesion. This is done with a local anesthetic by our doctor and will require sutures that will need to be removed 7-10 days later.