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Fat loss in the face, legs, or arms from HIV

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Fat loss in the face, legs, or arms

Some people lose fat, usually from the face, arms, legs, or buttocks. Cheeks may appear sunken. Muscles and veins in the legs may look bigger because there is less fat to hide them.

This fat loss is from the subcutaneous fat found just underneath the skin. These changes can affect a person's self-esteem, and can lead to depression and anxiety.

Fat loss in the face
Fat loss in the face
Fat loss in the leg
Fat loss in the leg