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    permanent, significant indent on hips, like muffin top - what is this, what can i do?
    An_241623 posted:
    guess as a little bit of background, i will say that i am 20 now, but about 6 years ago i was diagnosed with PCOS. currently however, my endocrinologist is determining whether i have Cushing's Syndrome or not. whatever, point being that i have always had a large stomach. i have been overweight almost my entire life (except for several years during high school), and when i started dressing myself in elementary school up until middle school, i thought that it was okay for me to wear pants in the smallest possible size, so long as they buttoned. obviously in retrospect i cringe at this, as it looked awful. i only realized during my freshman year of high school, however, that i basically had a permanent and very large dent in my hips, that looks like a permanent muffin top. over the course of high school, though, i went from my highest weight ever at the end of eighth grade (225) to the lowest of my entire life (135) when i started medication. (and later regained back all the weight for reasons that are unclear.) anyways, even when i was very thin you could STILL see this indentation. and you can still see it now!
    it looks so bad and makes me more self-conscious than i already am about my appearance, and i'm wondering if there's anything i can do to remedy it? is there any solution, medically? or even something i can wear under regular clothing that will definitely hide it? (as even Spanx don't necessarily do it.) it makes wearing dresses look really weird! (and it makes keeping pants up on my hips, even with a belt, sort of difficult.)
    ahhh, so much frustration! thank you in advance for any advice :>

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