Superficial Subcutaneous lipoma: The most common type of lipoma rests just below the surface of the skin occurring commonly on the forearm, trunk and thighs. Since lipomas are made up of fat, they may occur anywhere on the body where fat is found.
Neural fibrolipoma: Here fatty infiltration of the nerve leads to its compression causing neurological symptoms.
Angiolipoma: These are painful, subcutaneous lipomas containing an unusually large number of vascular channels.
Intramuscular Lipomas: They are commonly found deep within the large muscles of the extremities.
Spindle cell lipomas: These are slow-growing subcutaneous lipomas usually found on the back, neck, and shoulders of older men.