Soft to the touch and easy to move, lipomas are benign tumors composed of fat tissue. There are a large number of lipoma subtypes. Adenolipomas develop in the eccrine sweat glands. Hibernomas are tumors that develop from the brown fat found most commonly in newborns and hibernating mammals. The most common type of lipoma is the superficial subcutaneous lipoma. These are usually under five centimeters in size and occur just under the skin. People usually develop these lipomas in their upper back, abdomen, and shoulders.
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