Sam Speron, M D, F A C S

Board Certified
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

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What is a Chicago Lipoma

I. Definition:

Benign (noncancerous) tumor that is made up of fat cells.  Lipomas commonly occur under the skin and may be felt as diffuse, soft, doughy, round, mobile swellings, particularly over the shoulders and trunk.  The overlying skin is normal.

They seldom cause problems and are easily removed surgically if they bother you.  The procedure is typically covered by insurance.