In response. Good!
Swollen skin is loose skin, skin that is not taut, and under it are fat, nodules of fat, pus, dead heroic T cells, edema or fluid under the skin, etc.
By pressing on the swollen skin, one squeezes out the fluid, the pus, and the fat nodules aside.
The next thing to do is to get rid of those fat nodules before they accumulate around the belly or get into the coronary arteries.