Insurance Coverage For Buffalo Hump Surgery Removal

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fat under chin??

I have type 1 diabeties and HIV. My doctor has me on Sustiva 600mg 1 daily and epsicom 1 daily ,i have had the surgery to remove the fat off my back of neck. They call it buffalo hump? It has stayed away for 5 years now, I have alot of fat under my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Good and important questions. Insurance coverage for plastic surgery interventions remains limited but seems to be improving in the US (Medicare is covering more interventions Read more »

Removal of Buffalo Hump

Hi, Do you know of anyone in the Atlanta area that removes "buffalo hump" ? Thanks ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Over the Hump

...the hump." Now back on his feet and standing tall, Lambert misses no opportunity to spread the news about provincial health insurance coverage for hump removal. "I've always been an activist," says Lambert matter-of-factly. "Anything I wanted or... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...triglycerides. Tesamorelin (brand name Egrifta) will soon be up for FDA approval. It willprobably also have a high price tag. Insurance coverage will depend on whetheror not it receives approval for lipodystrophy-related fat gain. The company... 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 »
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 »
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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 »


Posted by HealingPower, 1 Reply
...Okay, so I had my surgery last Wednesday(thank the Lord for Anesthesia) May 31. I took Thurs/Fri off, and glad I did they gave me Hydrocodone/Apap and Read more »

Medical Insurance coverage

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...WA. I'm curious if any resource exists where one can find out what companies offer in regards to the level or % of medical insurance coverage? I know most companies don't have 100% coverage even after deductible is met. Usually a stop loss... Read more »