I recently noticed a lump on my boyfriend’s back of no more than one centimetre in diameter. We decided that it was best to have the lump looked at by a professional. A dermatologist assured us that it was nothing more than a benign lipoma which doesn’t require removal until it’s large enough to warrant excision. How long will it take for lipomas to grow in size and when is the best time to have the lump removed?
If it is a lipoma then you can leave it alone as it is small right now. The question on its growth rate is a difficult one to answer as it is just not predictable. However any lump that grows or causes discomfort must be removed and sent for biopsy. If in doubt, remove!