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Hard ball of gristle fat, under the skin on my leg what is it?

Hard ball of gristle fat, under the skin on my leg what is it?

see your doctor: Your doctor needs to view it and give you instructions on what to do with it. It may be a foreign body that needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Hard pimple under the skin with long thick white roots! What could it be? Held with hait like roots?

Hard pimple under the skin with long thick white roots! What could it be? Held with hait like roots?

Blackhead: It's probably a blackhead (comedo) that had skin grow over it. Not a big deal. Sometimes blackheads get really big and dramatic. Exfoliate to keep this from happening. ...Read more

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I have a bad skin quality around my my waist and fat deposits my doctor says vaser lipo can help me and it is better for skin shrinkage is it true?

I have a bad skin quality around my my waist and  fat deposits my doctor says vaser lipo can help me and it is better for skin shrinkage is it true?

Yes: Vaser liposelection is an excellent choice for those who have excess fat with looser skin. It does help tighten the skin better than traditional liposuction. ...Read more

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I've had a lump under skin of my left hand for few weeks. It's firm but squishy. Doesn't hurt but hand sometimes hurts. Could it be a fatty deposit?

I've had a lump under skin of my left hand for few weeks. It's firm but squishy. Doesn't hurt but hand sometimes hurts. Could it be a fatty deposit?

Need to remove it: It could be any number of diagnoses, including a synovial (join-derived) cyst, a non-synovial (hair follicle) cyst, lipoma (a fatty growth, but rather uncommon on the hands), or even an abscess ( a localized infection). I would remove this growth. A dermatologist/dermatologic surgeon or hand surgeon can do this procedure and once it is removed and biopsied you will know the diagnosis as well. ...Read more

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Will endermologie make the skin under my arms firmer? As I have gotten older, the skin on my upper arms has begun to sag. I don't have much fat on my arms, but i want to fix the sagging skin without surgery. Can endermologie make my arms look thinner and

Will endermologie make the skin under my arms firmer? As I have gotten older, the skin on my upper arms has begun to sag. I don't have much fat on my arms, but i want to fix the sagging skin without surgery. Can endermologie make my arms look thinner and

Ulthera : Endermologie may achieve marginal improvement for underarm skin sagging. Ulthera treatments may provide further tightening. Brachioplasty performed by experienced board certified plastic surgeon can offer satisfactory tightening of sagging. ...Read more

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My 20 year old daughter is considering a tummy tuck. How will this effect her when she gets pregnant? She lost around 30 - 40 lbs over the past few years. She has a little excess skin and fat that just won't go away no matter how hard she exercises. I

Hard to Know: Although your daughter's goals are understandable after significant weight loss, tummy tuck surgery may be premature.  the “ideal” patient for tummy tuck surgery has completed pregnancies, is psycho socially/emotionally/financially stable,  has an excellent social support system surrounding him/her,  is capable of arranging enough recovery time and who has reached a long-term stable weight. ...Read more

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Brown bruise/rash thing under skin on thumb tip. Thick, hard callused skin where it is. No pain. (i have OCD & do lots of cleaning & hand washing)?

Brown bruise/rash thing under skin on thumb tip. Thick, hard callused skin where it is. No pain. (i have OCD & do lots of cleaning & hand washing)?

Eczema and dryness: Friction, dryness and irritation from frequent handwashing and soap chemicals explain your symptom. Topical steroids, use of emolients, hand gloves and reduction in ocd handwashing will help reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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