fat pads – why they sometimes show up

calf raises

Some people get visible fatty deposits under their skin and I recently found one below my calf, which I thought was weird because I’m lean and my legs have practically no fat on them. I had three consultations, one with a general physician, another with a plastic surgeon, and a third with a dermatologist and they all said not to cut out the fat from the area because it doesn’t cause any harm and will result in an ugly scar. I asked why I have a lump of fat on one side, not the other, and why I have it at all. The dermatologist said that all people have fat and sometimes when a muscle gets larger it squeezes the fat to the surface where it is now visible where it wasn’t before. My trainer has one too; so we have that in common!

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