Buffalo hump is the common description for the “cervicodorsal fatpad”, an abnormal fatty hump on the back of the neck, extending to between the shoulder blades. It’s mainly seen in males. Buffalo hump is an embarrassing condition with the formal name lipodystrophy. These very dense fats create unsightly and disfiguring deposits. This problem makes it difficult to move the body in the afflicted area, as in turning the head and neck. Thankfully there is an answer at Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin.
In extreme cases this condition causes patients great distress – from social embarrassment to basic challenges like not being able to fit into regular sized clothing.
There are a number of causes for the condition, including some medications and hormonal diseases. It can arise from a variety of conditions that are characterised by an increase in cortisol or glucocorticoid (hormones produced by the adrenal gland) levels in the bloodstream. The most common cause of elevated cortisol levels is the use of oral corticosteroid drugs, which are prescribed to treat different conditions, including inflammatory diseases..
Elevated cortisol levels can also occur when the body produces too much cortisol. The medical term for this condition is Cushing’s syndrome. Cushing’s disease is a specific form of Cushing’s syndrome in which a pituitary tumour produces elevated levels of a hormone that directs the adrenal glands to synthesise cortisol.
In some cases, buffalo hump may occur with osteoporosis, which is characterised by thinning and weakening of the bones.
The treatment of choice is removal of the fat pad with VASER Lipo.
The treatment of choice to help buffalo hump in patients is VASER Lipo. Vaser Lipo is a versatile liposuction technology that’s growing rapidly as the technology of choice in the cosmetic world. VASER uses gentle ultrasound to break up fat in the body that is then whisked away out of the body using gentle suction. VASER’s precision characteristics allow a us to zero in precisely on fat deposits of all kinds, including stubborn fibrous fat found in buffalo humps and man boobs. VASER Lipo is gaining world-wide popularity for sculpting and contouring, and it’s those very traits that have enabled us to successfully adapt VASER for the purposes of removing these deforming humps.
The procedure is normally performed under local anaesthetic with recovery expected in a couple weeks.
There are many factors influencing the cost of Buffalo Hump VASER Lipo. Age, medical health and size of the adiposity.
As a guide the cost is between €3500 and €4500