A lipoma is a non-cancerous growth of fat cells under the skin. Lipomas can occur anywhere in the body but are most commonly found on the shoulders, neck, chest, arms and the back.


Skin lumps or cysts are abnormal growths or bumps on the skin. They are mostly non-cancerous and harmless. Skin lumps are usually soft and do not cause much hindrance in your normal activities. Lumps may be in the form of:

Ingrown Toe nails

Ingrown toenail is a very common and painful condition of the toe. It occurs when the sides or corner of the nail grow inwards and penetrates into the skin of the toe. Pain is often accompanied by swelling and redness. The condition is known as onychocryptosis or unguis incarnatus. It is often seen in adults rather than children and is more common in men than women.

Skin Lesions

A lesion is an abnormal lump, bump or crack on the skin that can be malignant (cancerous) or benign (noncancerous). It can occur on the face, causing cosmetic problems. Your surgeon may recommend removal of the facial skin lesion as a treatment or for diagnostic purposes.