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If you notice yellow patches of fat underneath the skin, usually on or around the eyelids. You might have xanthelasma. While they are neither harmful nor painful, these minor growths may be disfiguring and can be removed.

The condition is rare, but you can sometimes get it if there are high levels of cholesterol or other fats in your blood. It’s also possible to get it even if your cholesterol levels are normal.

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