I'm sorry to hear that you have developed PAH, or paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. This is an uncommon adverse event after CoolSculpting and appears to occur in one out of 4000-5000 people. I would follow-up with the provider who treated you with CoolSculpting and review your current photos along with the pre-treatment photos. Once a diagnosis of PAH is confirmed, then Zeltiq can help to provide assistance for you to find and have liposuction to treat the area of hyperplasia. Good luck!
After coolsculpting developed pah what is the best way to remedy this
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PAH is rare but treatable with Liposuction
PAH or Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia is not a common outcome after coolsculpting. However, if this has occurred, I would recommended that you see a board certified plastic surgeon that will evaluate the area and see if liposuction is necessary.
Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH) is a rare occurrence after cool sculpting. Unfortunately, at this point I think the only remedy is probably localized Liposuction. You should coordinate with the practice that performed your cool sculpting treatment and let them recommend someone to evaluate you for actual liposuction. The cost of this can normally be paid for by Zeltiq, the maker of the cool sculpting equipment. These company is also eager to know when these events occur so be sure and follow up on this. I am sorry that you experienced this unusual occurrence. Good luck. Adrienne Stewart M.D. FAAD
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