I developed a hard grapefruit size lump on my back flank after 8 weeks. A small lump on the other side after cool sculpting. (ph

Cortizone shot did not help. Doctors thinking about lipo. And ideas. A plastic surgeon is going to to it.

Doctor Answers 6

Lump after coolsculpting

Thank you for your question. It is difficult to give you advice without examining you in person. However, this may be paradoxical hyperplasia. This typically responds well to liposuction. Please make sure that your treating physician is aware of this as this will need to be reported to the company so that they can keep track of these cases. Best of Luck!

Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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Hyperplasia likely

I'd bet this is the rare complication of paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. A qualified plastic surgeon could be able to remove this with liposusuction. Please read the link below from JAMA Dermatology. I found it interesting although very very rare. 

Steven Costalas, DO
Bryn Mawr Physician
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Lump after coolsculpting

Sorry for your misfortune. It is not a side effect that we have seen, nor one that we can find in the literature. We would be speculating what is going as we do not know your medical history, nor the manner that the procedure was performed. Consult with your treating physician.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Cool Sculpting

I don't have all of the information here to fill in the blanks.  That area is relatively large so I don't know why that developed the because the applicators used in that area all treat a much smaller area.  It is easy to ultrasound that area to look at the layers and better determine what is there.  A steroid shot into that area will not treat the entire area.  I need more information to help you out.

Firm mass after CoolSculpting

Without examining you it is not possible to make a definitive diagnosis.  However, paradoxical hyperplasia.is a consideration.  This condition does typically respond beautifully to liposuction.please make sure that you're treating physician is aware of this. He or she we will want to report it to the company so that they  can keep track of these cases.

Brian Biesman, MD
Nashville Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Lump in the area area Coolsculpting

Coolsculpting is an excellent way to reduce a bulge.  I have not seen a lump like this of any kind develop after the procedure.   I suggest you return to your treating physician to order the proper imaging studies to understand what this lump is.  A steroid shot would not help shrink such a lump.  For the best results please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with Coolsculpting.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 76 reviews

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