The “buffalo hump” (cervicodorsal lipodystrophy) can affect self-confidence, cause pain, discomfort, and restricted movement. The hump can also be associated with a variety of medications and diseases. Even the smallest of humps can be associated with a diminished range of motion, as well as back and neck pain.
If you are troubled by cervicodorsal lipodystrophy, Dr. Yovino can obtain dramatic results almost instantaneously with laser liposuction sculpting. Laser liposuction treatments soften the fatty tissues of the hump which are normally harder and denser than other parts of the body. Dr. Yovino performs the laser liposuction sculpting under local anesthesia with light sedation. There is no need for general anesthesia. Utilizing the smallest incisions and instruments, the recovery time is reduced compared to what buffalo hump reduction required in the past. Most patients are able to resume normal activities and return to work within a day or two of the procedure with very little bruising or swelling brought about by the treatment.
I have performed this procedure many times as seen in this video and it’s always very rewarding and successful. It’s performed in the office under local anesthesia, using only one 2 mm incision, and has practically no downtime.
To learn whether or not you may benefit from buffalo hump reduction, contact us today!