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Offline billboston

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Considering Liposuction for the hump...
« on: July 27, 2006, 08:55:32 PM »
I am interesting in hearing from people who have had the procedure.  I have been investigating have my hump removed but I am still concerned about the invasive nature of the procedure.  Can anyone give me some insights here?

Offline billboston

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Has anyone had the liposuction on the hump?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2006, 09:46:50 PM »
I would like to hear the particulars.... Thanks.

Offline woodville

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Re: Considering Liposuction for the hump...
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2006, 10:10:29 AM »
i had ultrasonic lipo a few months ago and it reduced the hump as well as 2 fat pads on my back,
but it is still there and still bothers me - but my shirts fit again
i went to a surgeon and he said he could cut it out but i would have a 2" scar on my neck and it would cost 10k

the lipo i had was with a VASER system that dissolves fat cells upon contact with ultrasonic energy delivered through a small sterile probe - no pain - quick recovery - www.pfrankmd.com
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Offline PennGuy

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Re: Considering Liposuction for the hump...
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2006, 03:46:57 PM »
I had lypo for dorsal fat (Buffalo Hump, but I like the term better) The first time it took away 90% of the fat. But a year later it came back. I had lypo a second time. This time the surgeon could only get around 80% out because of scar tissue. He said he had a hard time (because of scar tissue) and that any future procedures would not be able to use lypo anymore because of scarring caused. The candala could not get through all of the thick scar tissue that formed. I changed all of my meds, and another year later it has returned. The surgeon said he could try to cut it out but it would require a large incision. I was not going to do it, but it is getting worse and worse. I have a hard time turning my head from side to side, it is pushing my head forward in an uncomfortable position. I may consider it. But I know it will be more expensive and it may come back yet again.

Offline poobear

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Re: Considering Liposuction for the hump...
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2006, 01:11:42 AM »
I had my buffalo hump removed by liposuction about three years ago.  My hump has not returned as of yet.  Although there is a lot of pain afterwards I am glad I had it done.  I dont have that ugly hump on the back of my neck.  The surgeon said that it hurt so much is beacause that area of your body has a lot of (I don't know correct termenology) lets say for lack of better term fibers that connectyour fat to the skin and they break thru those fibers and realy ram the suction in and out braking those fibers away which in turn hurts for awhile couple of weeks.  But again I am glad I had it done and it did not grow back on me thus far.  Good Luck with whatever you do,  ;D

Offline marc1236

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Re: Considering Liposuction for the hump...
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2006, 10:55:22 PM »
i want my lipo belly removed..anyone know of any doctors in  the los anhgeles area or near there who will do this operation on hiv positive people?

Offline bear60

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Re: Considering Liposuction for the hump...
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2006, 03:03:49 PM »
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Offline mike55

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Re: Considering Liposuction for the hump...
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2006, 10:35:39 PM »
Did you get liposuction ?  How long did it take to develop (and at what size are you considering liposuction).  I have a hump that started about 3 months ago.  It's not large, but it seems to be progressing.

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Considering Liposuction for the hump...
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2007, 01:18:44 PM »
I'd like to give thanks to woodville, pennguy and poobear for sharing this personal information ... It gives me hope for the future in case I ever run into this situation for myself. Three cheers for the goodness in modern medical procedures like liposuction! (Hope for the future  :))

Offline panda

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Re: Considering Liposuction for the hump...
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2007, 12:24:05 AM »
I had suction surgery from the bely and i am very happy with the result even today wich is 9 month later .. it was a bit painfull but it worth it... i say "go for it" if this will make you feel better then do not hesitate just go for this.

Offline frenchpat

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Re: Considering Liposuction for the hump...
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2007, 02:05:01 PM »
Hi all,

I saw my plastic doctor today for a third round of shots of NewFill/Sculptra in the face. Since I was at it, or rather after he finished tunneling away, I asked him about my nascent buffalo hump. It only started recently but I wanted to have the lowdown.

He is against liposuction because of scarring and against ultrasounds because he says they leave an unfinished job. He's for the surgical way, cutting the stuff out, which presumably leaves a relatively long scar. How encouraging! In any case he advised to do it only when one becomes really uncomfortable as there are always risks that it will return.

I forgot to ask about belly lipo, which I don't need and only works for subcutaneous fat, the fat between your skin and your muscles. Apparently meds-induced belly fat grows under the muscles, between organs and cannot be operated.

Hope this helps


oh, did I mention that the spell checker still does not recognize lipo but thankfully knows all about dildo ? :o
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Offline billboston

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Re: Considering Liposuction for the hump...
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2007, 12:14:42 AM »
I had surgery in Boston around the beginning of July.  The procedure involved UAL.  It has be five days since the surgery and things are looking VERY good... except for the bruising. I am pleased at this point.

Insurance will pay! After five attempts/appeals. 

Contact me if you want the name and number of the doc who performed the surgery.

Offline timmaguy369

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Re: Considering Liposuction for the hump...
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2007, 12:19:19 PM »
I don't know how to send individual emails through these boards--but info on who performed surgery would be great! I live in New Bedford and am looking to have lipo on hump.



Offline bear60

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Re: Considering Liposuction for the hump...
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2007, 02:05:10 PM »
You are able to send private messages through the boards by clicking on the persons screen name and choosing "send this person a personal message" and click on that.  Is that what you were asking? 
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Offline blk07

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Re: Considering Liposuction for the hump...
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2008, 04:10:35 AM »
Panda, can  you tell more more about lipo on the belly and which doctor did it cause we have tried to go through some many sites and they say its not possible.My wife desperately needs to reduce her belly fat.

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Re: Considering Liposuction for the hump...
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2008, 12:24:22 PM »
 hi everyone,I'm new.have read the forums,but just got around to joining.wanted to let some of you know i had a huge hump excised in Miami about four years ago.it grew quickly after starting kaletra,i was told liposuction was not an option because they are usually too fibrous.it left a five inch scar( not noticeable to me because i can't see it)i would re comend this surgery to everyone it was not very painfull,i felt much better about myself ,and most importantly it never grew back!!
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Re: Considering Liposuction for the hump...
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2009, 06:27:02 PM »
There is a show on Cable, I think it's on Discovery Health, called "Plastic Surgery: Before and After.' One of the episodes showed an African-American woman who had HIV for many years getting liposuction on a slight hump she had. The program showed the procedure being done, etc., it was very interesting. Maybe if you do a search online or go on The Discovery Health website you can see the show online?  The procedure was done by a female doctor based in LA I think it was.


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