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Buffalo Hump Surgery Removal

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Buffalo hump

First off, thanks for this forum, checking it has become part of my daily rountine. I'd like to know if there is any reason to believe that buffalo hump growth can be slowed to a halt or even reversed if offending medications have been removed from...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...offending PIs (especially indinavir) also help, although I cannot quote you a specific study for this.You are right to say that the buffalo hump, once fully established, may be difficult to reverse, due mainly to the changes in the tissue that... Read more »

Removal of buffalo hump

I have reached the point where I can rest my head on my bufffalo hump. My doctor has even admitted... Read more »

buffalo hump surgery

I'm a 45 year old, HIV+ for 20 years, recently taken off all meds and waiting for the results of a... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Personal Perspective: My Body and My Mind

...of what would be many changes in my body. My nipples started to hurt -- and not in a pleasant way. I had breast enlargement, buffalo hump, and wasting in my face, arms, legs, and butt. My neck felt as though it belonged on a man much heavier than... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Over the Hump

...structure." That was 15 years ago and Lambert has long since moved on. These days, he says, his claim to fame is getting rid of his buffalo hump -- or rather, humps -- a side effect of anti-HIV therapy that resulted in fat gain in his neck. This... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in the breasts, back of the neck (buffalo hump),visceral fat in the belly, or round lumps that appear under the skin(lipomas) Lipoatrophy:... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Buttocks Face (sunken cheeks) Fat build up may happen in the: Stomach Breasts Back of the neck ("buffalo hump") Round lumps of fat may appear under the skin (lipomas) Some studies show that... Read more »
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buffalo hump

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...has anyone experienced a "buffalo hump"? my doctor says that not enough information is known about the cause or treatment of it. i have consulted with a plastic surgeon Read more »

Buffalo Hump Just Starting

Posted by mike55, 6 Replies
Hi, I have been successly treated with Trizivir for four years (since becoming HIV+). All was well until a few weeks ago I noticed the dreaded hump starting to appear behind my neck. I would like to hear experiences from anyone going through this... Read more »

crixibelly and buffalo back

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey Guys: I am looking for ANY information on the layer of FAT you get on your belly from protease inhibitors. The news just gets worse because you get a layer of fat on the back of your neck, too.... Read more »

facial wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...pounds at the recommendation of my doctor. With the weight loss came a noticable sunken look to my cheeks. I'm not sure about surgery or changing my meds. Appreciate input. Read more »