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Would a fat transfer to legs change the shape of my legs? I have thin legs but I like the shape of them. Would it change the shape or look weird?

Would a fat transfer to legs change the shape of my legs? I have thin legs but I like the shape of them. Would it change the shape or look weird?

Fat Transfer: Of course it would change the shape of your leg that is if the transferred fat survives. If you have fat removed or transplanted, then you are trying to change the shape of the area being treated. ...Read more

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Out of shape-swelling in one leg?

Out of shape-swelling in one leg?

Need more info: More information would be needed to try to understand what might be going on. I'd recommend you start by seeing your primary care physician to an initial evaluation. They are many possible causes of swelling in one leg. It is very important to have this evaluated. If the swelling is sudden, i'd recommend you be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Is it a problem if legs are in the shape of an x?

Is it a problem if legs are in the shape of an x?

Knock knees? Maybe: Hard to know from your question what you actually mean. I think you may be referring to a condition called knock knees or genu valgum. This could make the legs look like an x as they touch at the knees and widen at hips and ankles. Severe knock knees can make walking and running difficult and painful, and can lead to other problems in hips, feet or back. ...Read more

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What is this circle shaped rash on the back of my leg?

What is this circle shaped rash on the back of my leg?

Difficult to tell: It is tough to tell what this rash could be due to, just based on your general description. The possibilities may include ringworm, psoriasis, eczema, lyme disease, etc. You should have your primary doctor or dermatologist actually take a look to better determine the diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My legs are fat and have different shape with fat distributed at the end? How can I change the shape of my legs?

My legs are fat and have different shape with fat distributed at the end? How can I change the shape of my legs?

You Can't.: Your body shape and fat distribution are a result of your genetic makeup and won't be affected by any natural methods. I would still recommend a diet and exercise plan to increase muscle mass and decrease body fat under the supervision of a personal trainer. If you are unhappy with the results after trying this, you may want to consult a plastic surgeon and see what options are available. ...Read more

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My butt became flat from cardio and leg workouts. How can I regain the plump shape of my butt while maintaining my shape and weight? Flat is gross.

My butt became flat from cardio and leg workouts. How can I regain the plump shape of my butt while maintaining my shape and weight? Flat is gross.

Gluteus workout: Strength training focusing on your gluteus muscles and less on your leg muscles (such as squats) may help to selectively provide tone to your buttocks. ...Read more

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If I sit with my leg under me or pressed up against anything my skin becomes very indented, retaining the shape and discolored. What is this called?

If I sit with my leg under me or pressed up against anything my skin becomes very indented, retaining the shape and discolored. What is this called?

Indented leg: It's called pitting edema, most likely due to fluid retention. The causes are numerous including heart, kidneys, veins, medications, etc. You should consult your primary care physician to review your physical exam, blood work, possible chest x-Ray, and medications. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have dark shapes on my legs cuz I sat infront of the fire a lot and they said it will go by itself but now its more than a year and it stll not gone?

I have dark shapes on my legs cuz I sat infront of the fire a lot and they said it will go by itself but now its more than a year and it stll not gone?

More time: Erythema ab igne is the medical term used for the skin condition caused by long-term exposure to heat. Prolonged thermal radiation exposure to the skin can lead to network like changes and discoloration on the skin. Abnormally pigmented skin may persist for years. Treatment with topical tretinoin or laser may improve the appearance. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am fat and I feel I have a weird kind of leg shape! If I exercise are there chances of the shape of my legs to change and become leaner?

I am fat and I feel I have a weird kind of leg shape! If I exercise are there chances of the shape of my legs to change and become leaner?

Depends: It depends in part on the cause of what you are describing. A conditioning and strengthening program can, to some degree, change the shape of the leg by strengthening and toning the muscles. However, if you have some type of bone malalignment it deformity causing the problem, exercise will not help. Thank you. ...Read more

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I have a discolouration spot on my leg it started as a small circle a couple years ago, and over time it changes its size and shape.

I have a discolouration spot on my leg it started as a small circle a couple years ago, and over time it changes its size and shape.

Get it looked at: There are a few characteristics that make a skin lesions concerning. One of them is change over time. The easy to remember mnemonic is ABCDE: asymmetry, border (irregular), color, diameter > 6 mm, evolution (over time). Any skin lesion that is changing over time should be evaluated. Skin cancers are relatively easy to spot and there really is not down side to getting it looked at. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best exercises to shape and tone legs?

Please recommend the best exercises to shape and tone legs?

Many options: There are so many options out there for toning - it's best to find something you enjoy - simply increases your chances of sticking with it. Spinning (cycling) classes are excellent for leg toning, as are Pilates and yoga. There are combo classes with Zumba and Pilates if that's of interest! Jogging, elliptical, biking, walking on incline, swimming - all excellent. ...Read more

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I have bow shaped legs please tell me how I get straight legs?

I have bow shaped legs please tell me how I get straight legs?

An orthopedic: Doctor specializes in what you mention. Your family doc can refer you to one if he/she feels it is warranted. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best exercises to shape and tone legs?

Can you tell me what is the best exercises to shape and tone legs?

Running, biking,: Biking, running and swimming all tone the legs.

Low weight and high reps on leg exercise machines at your local gym would help too.

I find simple leg lifts and stretching helps.

Lately, I have been using the long exercise bands and doing squats and that has provided quick tone changes. Hope this helps.
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My leg is o shape. My two legs seperate with each other and is not straght, how can I correct it?

My leg is o shape. My two legs seperate with each other and is not straght, how can I correct it?

Knock knees: The alignment of your knees is how your skelton formed as you developed. In order to change the alignment of the bones you would need an osteotomy where the bone is cut and a plate & screws or other device is used to hold the new alignment until it heals in about 8 wks. Unless you have knee pain from your alignment it may not be for you. ...Read more

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How can I stay in shape and healthy when my back and leg hurt at rest, much less walking or running?

How can I stay in shape and healthy when my back and leg hurt at rest, much less walking or running?

Swimming: You do not provide info re diagnosis, but generically, exercising in water removes the stress of gravity, and is usually tolerated far better in pts with similar problems to yours. Not only swimming but water aerobics might help, and a variety of rehab therapists supervise such sessions. Might consider yoga as another direction. ...Read more

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How to get nice shape legs I have extra fat between my inner thigh that I want to lose what's the best exercise to do?

How to get nice shape legs I have extra fat between my inner thigh that I want to lose what's the best exercise to do?

Mix/match: High and low impact burst aerobics:
Walking/jogging/running
Squats
Leg lifts
Thigh abduction and st/angled leg rasing.
Consult a personal trainer for form and technique. ...Read more

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On my thighs some ring shaped marks started to appear and now the rings have coinsided each other and are spreading all over my legs. They itch a lot?

On my thighs some ring shaped marks started to appear and now the rings have coinsided each other and are spreading all over my legs. They itch a lot?

Rash: The rash could be ring worm (Fungus) or numbular exzema. See your doctor for close up visualization and treatment. Until then, take benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help the itching. ...Read more

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What to do to get in shape while my leg is broken?

Work everything else: Depends on where your fracture is. You can still use your arms and other leg and depending on the cast and fracture location you might use the pool. Ask your doc for a physical therapy referral. ...Read more

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So I broke my leg and I still want to get in shape. Can I still exercise while recovering?

So I broke my leg and I still want to get in shape. Can I still exercise while recovering?

Depends: This depends upon the recommendation from your orthopedic physician. Also your physical therapist may be able to suggest exercises you may do without aggravating the fracture. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist before attempting any exercise. ...Read more

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Legs burning after simple exercise, am I just really out of shape or what?

Legs burning after simple exercise, am I just really out of shape or what?

It sounds like you: May be deconditioned. Encourage you to have a thorough evaluation by your physician if you have been maintaining a sedentary lifestyle. Most people become conditioned over time. ...Read more

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I've got a ulcer on my leg so would I be in bad shape after a 4hr plane flight?

I've got a ulcer on my leg so would I be in bad shape after a 4hr plane flight?

Not sure: To some extent, it depends on the cause of your ulcer. If your ulcer is because of varicose veins, then I hope it is begin treated with compression. If you have effective compression that you are using on the flight, you should probably be ok. If your ulcer is for other reasons, things could be different. ...Read more

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My daughter got bumps on jer leg and its red and it shape. Like a.triangle what could it be?

My daughter got bumps on jer leg and its red and it shape. Like a.triangle what could it be?

Need more info: Without seeing the rash or knowing your daughter's age, recent travel, exposures, other symptoms etc it is not possible to say what is causing the rash. You could do a live consult and have the rash examined over the video link or upload a photo. ...Read more

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I'm a pear shape and I lost about 15 kg but my butt still big and my legs so what should I do?

I'm a pear shape and I lost about 15 kg but my butt still big and my legs so what should I do?

Keep going.: You've mentioned how much weight you've lost, which is a good amount, but not how much weight you may have to lose in total. If you still have more weight to lose, then keep going as those areas may have the potential to slim out some more. That being said, this may be your genetically determined shape, slim or otherwise. Weight training can help shape the muscles in these areas, though. ...Read more

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My sister is 23 yrs old she is pear shaped and want to lose some weight from her legs what should she do?

Exercise: Cardiac work up will be a good way to start. She can get help from a trainer at gym for better results. Good luck! ...Read more