Lipodystrophy (Abnormal Fat Distribution)

Lipodystrophy is a medical condition characterized by an abnormal distribution of body fat.

This can manifest as either:

Lipohypertrophy: Excessive fat accumulation in specific areas like the neck, back, breasts, or abdomen.
Lipoatrophy: Loss of fat tissue in areas like the face, arms, legs, or buttocks, sometimes causing a sunken appearance.

Causes: Lipodystrophy can be hereditary or acquired. Acquired forms can be caused by HIV medications, insulin injections, autoimmune diseases, or nutritional deficiencies.

Treatment: There is no cure for lipodystrophy, but treatment focuses on managing symptoms and improving appearance. This may involve dietary changes, medication adjustments, liposuction for fat removal in lipohypertrophy areas, or fat grafting to restore volume in lipoatrophy areas.

Disclaimer: This information is for general knowledge only and shouldn’t be a substitute for professional medical advice. If you suspect lipodystrophy, consult a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.