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What is a “Buffalo Hump”?

A buffalo hump is the term used to identify a hump or bulge that develops on the upper back and between the shoulder blades. This hump is the result of an area of fat accumulation on the back of the neck, and is medically referred to as dorsocervical fat pad. The medical name of this condition is called a dorsocervical fat pad.

Buffalo Hump

These “buffalo humps” can develop when fat gathers together behind your neck, and is most often the result of weight gain. This condition is usually not serious, however there can be medical conditions that can cause fat to accumulate in this area disproportionately as well, and you should always talk to your doctor about any physical changes to the back of your neck. For example, a buffalo hump pay develop as the side effect of new prescription medications or hormonal imbalances. Cushing’s syndrome (a rare condition where the body has too much of the hormone cortisol) is a good example of this scenario.

liposuction on buffalo hump

For the majority of patients, the development of a buffalo hump is not the result of an underlying medical condition. In these cases, liposuction on buffalo hump is an effective treatment, with the added benefit of being less invasive than removing the accumulated fat with open surgery, allowing patients to return home same-day, recover quickly and comfortably without a hospital stay, and experiencing little-to-no scarring after healing.

Choosing the Laser Lipo & Vein Center

If you are looking to do liposuction on buffalo hump or something similar, do not hesitate to contact the offices of the Laser Lipo & Vein Center. Our team is led by Dr. Wright and has provided hundreds of life-changing liposuction procedures, including treatments targeting these pesky areas. Call for your free consultation today and see if you are the perfect candidate for calf liposuction.