Lipomas and cysts are common skin growths that may cause concern due to their appearance, mostly because most people fear that they might be a sign of cancer. Lumps under the surface of the skin such as lipomas and cysts are harmless and benign and can be easily diagnosed by an experienced practitioner at a medical center in Warwick.
Lipomas are small, slow-growing, movable fat tissue that can grow just beneath the surface of the skin. Their causes are not fully known, but they are thought to be inherited or caused by a small injury or trauma. Unlike common belief, they are not caused by excessive adipose tissue. A lipoma does not require treatment, but there are cases in which it can grow abnormally, cause discomfort in movement, become inflamed or infected or it can become unsightly and then we recommend you to see a specialist at a medical center in Warwick where you can benefit from a specialised consultation consisting in a medical history check and a physical exam, followed by a minor surgery procedure for lipoma removal.
Cysts are also harmless, benign skin growths which might appear as a defensive reaction to a foreign material such as piercings or earrings, as a result of a tumor, genetic condition, infections, or more commonly, like in the case of the sebaceous cysts, due to a blockage of a gland. Cysts can be easily recognized by an experienced practitioner at a medical center in Warwick due to the fact that they are closed capsules or have a sac-like structure, typically filled with liquid, semisolid or gaseous material - very much resembling a blister. Unlike lipomas, cysts can rupture or get inflamed thus causing pain or discomfort. Moreover, a cyst can reoccur and in order to ensure that this will not happen, the most appropriate treatment that an experienced practitioner can recommend you is a minor surgery procedure for cyst removal.
A minor surgery for lipoma removal and cyst removal is an in-office procedure that an experienced practitioner at a medical center in Warwick can perform in just 15-30 minutes, under a local anesthetic. The minor surgery procedure for lipoma removal and cyst removal is fast and painless, minimally invasive and minimally scarring. Moreover, the procedure involves no downtime and no severe side-effects, despite the fact that there might be some mild bruising, swelling or tenderness, which will wear off in a matter of days.