Can you get rid of a buffalo hump by wearing some sort of support garment?

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Buffalo humps only respond to liposuction.

Liposuction of the buffalo hump is the only  real method to reduce them and is easy to undergo under local.

Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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Compression garment - can it get rid of a buffalo hump?

Thank you for asking about your buffalo hump.
  • No, a compression garment may temporarily flatten a buffalo hump
  • The hump will quickly reappear when you take off the garment.
  • Buffalo humps are usually fat deposits that can be removed with liposuction or direct surgical removal
  • Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Buffalo hump removal with compression alone?

No. Sorry. But you will know from looking at this site and elsewhere that it is possible to minimise it with some form of intervention, the most common of which would be liposuction of one form or another. Of course any surgeon will want to make sure prior to surgery that there is no underlying treatable medical problem that might have caused it. Good luck with it.

Mark Baldwin, MBBS
Melbourne Plastic Surgeon
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Bufalo hump, liposuction, pressure garment

Thank you for the query. Unfortunately buffalo humps do not go away with support or pressure garments. However you may be able to mask it or cover it by clothing if you wish not to interfere with it by surgical means or otherwise.Best wishes,Dr Alexander

Alexander George, MCh
India Plastic Surgeon

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