Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia happening?
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Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia
I also have seen a patient treated elsewhere who thought that she had had the same thing happen because she did not see a measurable change from CoolSculpting, and thought she had gained weight in general following her CoolSculpting. There was no evidence of P.A.H. having occurred, but she admittedly might have gained weight in general. Based on her exam she really should have considered a Tummy Tuck rather than CoolSculpting because of her laxity.
There are possibly many providers who have never heard of this phenomenon. At first I thought it was presented just to scare non-surgeons away from Coolsculpting because they can't treat the problem if it were to arise. Although I don't know why fat can be stimulated rather than injured and absorbed, some researcher will likely (or already has) figured this out. If it does happen, there is a simple and easy solution to fix the problem. By selecting an office for your CoolSculpting that can also do liposuction well, you should be adequately cared for should it happen to you.
I wish we know who was at risk for this but we don't. I do let my patients know that if hyperplasia occurs (which it never has), I will perform liposuction on them for free... that is how rare it is.
Best of luck, Sheila Nazaria
Paradoxical Hyperplasia After Coolsculpting
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