Skin cysts

How to Remove Fatty Lumps

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Remove Fatty Lumps

Fatty lumps are cysts that grow under the skin. They are generally benign, and disappear on their own if you lead a healthy lifestyle. However, they are still unsightly and sometimes annoying. They can appear anywhere on our body and not always due to a particular cause, so we are not exempt from suffering one at some point in our lives.

To prevent them from becoming infected and ensure their rapid elimination, we can carry out certain measures. Here at OneHowTo we are going to see how to remove fatty lumps from our body before they cause more discomfort.

You'll need:

  • A warm damp cloth
  • Aloe vera
  • Antibiotic ointment
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  1. Apply moist heat
  2. Use aloe vera
  3. Food and good rest
  4. Hygiene measures for fatty lumps
  5. Medical treatments for fatty lumps

Apply moist heat

It is important to apply heat on the fat lump to facilitate drainage, but do not forget that this heat must be humid and at an average temperature. A very high temperature may cause further bulk, as heat favors the proliferation of bacterial infection.

Thus, hot wet cloths can be applied to these cysts without problems. They're a better choice than heating pads, since they have to be moistened and thus they may pose a hazard to your health.

How to Remove Fatty Lumps - Apply moist heat

Use aloe vera

Aloe vera has multiple beneficial properties, including soothing, healing and antibacterial properties. Therefore, its so application directly from the plant on the fatty lump will allow you to end those microorganisms that could infect a sebaceous cyst.

In case you do not have an aloe vera plant at home, you can purchase aloe vera gel. Make sure it's as pure as possible, and apply a few drops directly on the lump. However, its qualities are much more beneficial when the gel is obtained directly from an aloe vera leaf. Here you can find instructions on how to make aloe vera gel.

How to Remove Fatty Lumps - Use aloe vera

Food and good rest

The intake of essential nutrients is essential to boost our immune system. When a fatty lump appears, we'll be strong enough to have it heal on its own. Eat properly, with a balanced, diverse diet that includes antioxidant fruits and green leafy vegetables to eliminate toxins from the body while stimulating the immune system.

By resting you also stay strong against any such problem, so we recommend that you try to sleep the necessary hours every night and do it in a place where your body can relax completely.

How to Remove Fatty Lumps - Food and good rest

Hygiene measures for fatty lumps

Keep good personal hygiene in the area where the lump has appeared to prevent it from becoming infected, which would lead to worse and more serious problems.

It is very important to wash the area daily with antibacterial soap and warm water to make it heal faster. In case you have it in a sensitive area or that the rubbing of your clothes bothers you, cover it with gauze after cleaning.

Medical treatments for fatty lumps

Antibiotic ointments

In the event that the cyst does not go by itself after a few days and you see that the area has become inflamed, causing pain and acquiring a reddish appearance, it is possible that it has been infected. If this happens, it is essential to go to the doctor to examine the area carefully. They will prescribe the most appropriate treatment for you: Antibiotic creams or ointments are often prescribed to help eliminate the lump and reduce the discomfort it causes.


In some cases, the intervention of a doctor to completely remove the cyst will be necessary. If it does not go away with any of the above remedies, the doctor will proceed to make a small incision under local anesthesia for its removal, draining and cleaning the area.

How to Remove Fatty Lumps - Medical treatments for fatty lumps

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

If you want to read similar articles to How to Remove Fatty Lumps, we recommend you visit our Diseases & secondary effects category.


  • Never try to remove the cyst on your own: It could become infected.
  • If the lump is small and does not hurt, try natural remedies first before using drugs.
  • Pay attention to the lump if it grows, goes red and/or begins to hurt.
  • Go to a doctor before starting any pharmaceutical treatment.
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After liposuction 30 odd years ago i was left with an ugly fatty lump at the top of my leg due to an ill fitting pressure garment..the surgeon said it would go in time but it has,nt.i can feel a hard lump which protrudes.can you recommend the best way to pummel it until it,s gone.many thanks.
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