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hiv and lipo suction
Apr 6, 2006

can people with hiv get lipo suction on their love handles? this seems to be a real problem i've gained alot of weight since I have been on hiv medicine. I'm having a hard time losing weight. Please help!!!

Response from Dr. Henry

Yes some HIV+ patients with an increase in subcutaneous abdominal fat have had successful liposuction. Often the fat is intraabdominal which is not as amendable to plastic surgery intervention. The fat can return and not all patients are satisfied with an expensive intervention. KH



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