Several factors may increase your risk of developing a lipoma, including:

  • Being between 40 and 60 years old. Although lipomas can occur at any age, they're most common in this age group. Lipomas are rare in children.
  • Having certain other disorders. People with other disorders, including adiposis dolorosa, Madelung disease, Cowden syndrome and Gardner's syndrome, have an increased risk of multiple lipomas.
Feb. 21, 2012