Techniques and Alternatives to Liposuction For the Back of the Neck
A buffalo hump is an extra buildup of fat behind the neck and shoulders. The fat protrusion is usually linked to obesity or an underlying medical condition and can severely compromise someone's self-esteem.
The condition is generally not severe and does not have a direct impact on the individual's health. Nevertheless, it is a frustrating aesthetic concern for those who behold it, responsible for gravely changing their demeanor and self-confidence.
Yet, in some cases, the buffalo hump can alter a person's range of movement and restrict neck motion.
Back of the Neck Liposuction
Cosmetic surgery may be a viable option if you've already experimented with diet and exercise to remove the buffalo hump. If you've had ineffective outcomes, then a cosmetic surgeon will usually recommend liposuction to eliminate the stubborn pockets of fat in the back of your neck.
While buffalo hump liposuction may seem intimidating, an experienced cosmetic surgeon can perform surgical fat elimination with ease. Nevertheless, like all surgeries, they bring potential risks.
There are various liposuction techniques, each with their benefits and limitations used to remove buffalo humps. They all are similar in that they use specialized instruments known as a cannula to suction the fat underneath the surface of your skin.
A cannula is a hollow, narrow tube that dislodges and suctions fat.
Tumescent Liposuction For Buffalo Humps
The most commonly used liposuction technique is tumescent liposuction. It consists of a surgeon injecting substantial amounts of epinephrine, a capillary constriction medication, into your fat cells to minimize fat blood loss.
The epinephrine is part of a solution containing lidocaine, a local anesthetic, for the surgeon to extract your fat so you won't feel any pain.
Candidates For Buffalo Hump Removals
A fundamental limitation of liposuction procedures is that obese individuals are not suitable. General medical guidelines indicate that the patient is in good health and within their ideal body weight.
Therefore, buffalo hump liposuction is suitable for those who developed a growth behind their neck and shoulders due to an underlying condition or certain prescribed drugs' side effects.
AirSculpt® Buffalo Hump Treatment
The best buffalo hump neck procedure on the market is AirSculpt®, developed by Elite Body Sculpture.
An AirSculpt® procedure can offer results better than liposuction with less invasiveness. Our methods do not use scalpels, stitches, needles, or general anesthesia. Plus, our patented AirSculpt® cannula is much more precise and protective of the surrounding tissues than traditional liposuction instruments.
Additionally, traditional liposuction shows results after two months. With AirSculpt®, your results will be apparent right when you walk out of our office doors. This treatment also comes with far fewer risks than liposuction, so if you were not a candidate for that procedure, you could still be eligible for Buffalo Humo AirSculpt®!
The Elite Body Sculpture Philosophy
At Elite Body Sculpture, we pride ourselves on offering a fat removal procedure that does not have patients second-guessing. That's because we've developed our technology based on the philosophy that making changes to your body shouldn't have risks or an extensive recovery period.
If you agree with us on these points and want to remove that load off your shoulders, go to Elite Body Sculpture Toronto to get your first consultation.