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How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Buffalo Hump

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Liposuction for Buffalo hump. How long will it last

If I get liposuction for my buffalo hump, how long should I expect it to last be for it's back again? Thanks much.
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
In general terms, this approach only works temporarily. The exact duration varies from one individual to the other. You can help yourself by making sure that you are not on any medications associated with the development of this complication. ... Read more »

Liposuction for Buffalo hump. How long will it last

If I get liposuction for my buffalo hump, how long should I expect it to last be for it's back... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...(sunken cheeks). This may be the most common feature of lipo. Fat deposits can show up in the stomach, the back of the neck (a "buffalo hump"), the breasts (in both men and women) or other areas. Metabolic changes can include increases in... 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

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...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 »
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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 »

I need some help - Here is my story.

Posted by Atheena, 2 Replies
...and are alive. LOLAlive.Well the mutation (that is what I call it) got much worst and now today 2010 I have lipodystrophy, buffalo hump, double chin and facial wasting ( upper trunk of body is deformed). Thank god I worked out as much as I did... Read more »

Fat deposit in arms from meds

Posted by Anonymous
...and up to a year ago on NNRTI's. During the time I was on meds I developed fat problems, among a very noticable and painful buffalo hump, with or without significant weight gain or loss. I have lost weight after two pregnancies and notice not... Read more »