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lipodystrophy
Feb 23, 2006

I did a lipocuction in my brest and neck + my back I spend 4 ohours under opperation my Dr. sad that I'll have 80% results in 4 to 6 months. this opparation toolk place since 8 months I hade first like 30% inprovmant after that I became worst and all the fat returns and more it coast me 3500$ down the drane.I'm verry desperate and hopless dont know what to do I'm still in terappy..Do I have to do it agen or the seajerjy wasn't succecfull?Pls if u can help me in someway thnxs...

Response from Dr. Henry

The long term outcome for fat reduction surgery in the setting of chronic treated HIV infection is still unclear and highly variable . Your HIV specialist should be in the best position to understand what other options are available (changing HIV drugs, diabetess drugs, growth hormone or growth hormone releasing factors--or studies evaluting them). There still be some at least modest role for exercise and diet. KH



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