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Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis
The hypodermis, also called the hypoderm, subcutaneous tissue, subcutis, or superficial fascia, is the lowermost layer of the integumentary system in vertebrates. Types of cells that are found in the hypodermis are fibroblasts, adipose cells, and macrophages. It is derived from the mesoderm, but unlike the dermis, it is not derived from the dermatome ...Read more
No specific level: Fat necrosis can occur when blood lipase is high due to pancreatisis. The the lesion may be intra-abdominal and occasionally in the fat elsewhere in the body. Fat necrosis can occur with normal lipase levels due to trauma to fat tissue. In diabetics, fat necrosis can occur without trauma and without elevated lipase. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Is fat necrosis more likely if the harvested fat is just allowed to settle in the syringes before injection, rather than washing or filtering the fat?
I have fat necrosis . I need any information about treatment. I have had it since bef2006. It staarted in rt thigh..now everywher.
Interesting question: You may be having a recurrence of a previous infection and this requires immediate care. Please see your family physician or the previous specialist who treated you for this problem, now. ...Read more
How bad is a focal area suggestiv of central fibrosis within liver. Mild centrilobular cholestasis and attached fibroadiposed tissue with fat necrosis?
Depends: It is impossible to evaluate these findings without knowing the clinical setting and the results of other tests of liver function. Certainly this does not make me suspect liver cancer. If you have questions about this ultrasound finding, I would ask your doctor or your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Until taken out: Fat necrosis is a common occurrence wherever there are deposits of fat. There may be prior injury. The damaged tissue provokes an inflammatory response with scarring. The appearance can mimic breast cancer but is not a cause of cancer. Small lesions may resolve but most require removal if troublesome. ...Read more
No: Fat necrosis in the breast is usually the result of tramatic injury. This is also self limited. Surgery to the breast(enhancement, reduction, lumpectomy, biopsy, etc) can result in tissue damage that can manifest as fat necrosis - that is usually self limited. In 20 years, I have seen one patient with fat necrosis in the hip/buttock - that was due to impact trauma. I've not seen it in the breast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Fat necrosis will often improve with time but particularly if it is a larger area it may never completely resolve. A lot of the diagnosis of fat necrosis involved the clinical scenario and impression. Imaging can often be helpful. A biopsy is the most definitive. Make certain your surgeon is sure it's fat necrosis. If there is any question about a lump see a breast surgeon for an opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does fat necrosis take to heal after tummy tuck and what is best for wound care, packing and cleaning?
Not at all: Fat necrosis is a result of trauma to the breast, sometimes so minor that you may not even remember the event. Lump develops but usually there is a history of black and blue bruising for a short period of time. Generally, the lump decreases in size over a period of time and disappears entirely, though this may take several weeks or months. There is no risk of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer