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Liposuction For Buffalo Hump

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liposuction of buffalo hump

Its been a week since I've had liposuction on my buffalo hump, it's still there but not as much. Is this swelling or should I ask to see if I could have it redone.? I really can't afford that now.But....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Outcomes from liposuction of buffalo humps is variable but usually some short term benefit is seen. There can be swelling from the procedure obscuring the benefit for 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 »

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 »
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 »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Ask Dr. Jeff

... Answer: The two major body shape changes that may be modified with plastic surgery are facial fat loss, and the so-called buffalo hump, or a fat pad on the back of the neck. Some people with loss of facial fat have had surgical implants or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...painful. Lactic acidosis, although rare, can be fatal. See Fact Sheet 556 for more information. Fat deposits behind the neck (buffalo humps) can get big enough to cause headaches and problems with breathing and sleeping. No researcher has... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Retro Part 2: Heartbreaks and STIs (or, Remembering Dolly)

...although the gain proved transient with autologous fat implants. Three other groups reported varying success and relapse rates with liposuction for buffalo hump. The ongoing French study of polylactic acid (PLA or New-Fill) injections for facial... 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 »

Atripla & Weight Gain

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 4 Replies
...enhanced derrire as it parades by her office, it does little for my self-esteem. I am open to ANY suggestions (other than liposuction) that may help me cut the fat! ~Gary Read more »

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Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
...event took place on 2 November 09, and I know because he used to be thin, now he has lypodystrophy, nine month pregnant belly, buffalo hump on back, plus he used to be an idu. Lets say I am 99.9 sure his is pos. Also he is avoiding my... Read more »