Yes, a patient can get fat after a non-invasive body sculpting procedure. Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) is a condition where patients paradoxically gain fat after non-invasive hot or cool body contouring or sculpting procedure. This can be very frustrating to patients who have spent time and money on non-invasive body sculpting but may have not seen a result or feel like they have gained fatty tissue in treatment areas. Even centers highly experienced in non-invasive body sculpting can see cases of PAH. Dr. Azouz is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is able to permanently remove fatty tissue with a minimally invasive technique.
How effective are non-invasive procedures to remove stubborn fat?
Non-invasive treatments continue to become more and more popular. One of the most popular non-invasive ways to remove stubborn fat is by “freezing fat.” This procedure is known as cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis is when fat cells are cooled and damaged, decreasing the fat cells in the treated area. Cryolipolysis results are not seen right away, it takes a few weeks for patients to see results. Body contouring and body sculpting are said to be achieved in this non-invasive-freezing treatment. Conversely, liposuction is a permanent minimally invasive solution to remove fat through small hidden incisions. Patients who do not see results with non-invasive body sculpting often turn to liposuction for more definitive results.
Adverse effects of non-invasive fat removal procedures
How can I tell if I have Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH)?
The word “non-invasive is appealing to many patients when it comes to the removal of stubborn fat. However, paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) is an adverse effect of cryolipolysis. After a few months patients who experience the adverse effect of PAH start to notice the accumulation of hard thick fat in the treated areas.
The fat accumulation occurs in the shape of the paddle which was used when the cryolipolysis treatment was performed.
Is Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH) putting my health at risk?
Although, paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) may not directly put your health at risk. The hard fat which has accumulated can potentially increase your BMI. PAH can create an unflattering and unwanted body contour. This adverse effect can have you searching for a new and permanent solution for your body contouring.
How do I correct Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia PAH?
Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH) can be corrected with liposuction by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Azouz performs high volumes of liposuction with custom-made liposuction cannulas to meet your specific needs. Some patients require a full or mini abdominoplasty and are not candidates for liposuction. This can be determined during a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz at his Dallas office.
The importance of a board-certified plastic surgeon to correct PAH
When choosing a surgeon for correction of PAH with liposuction it is important that you select a board-certified plastic surgeon. Board-certified plastic surgeons have undergone extensive training in cosmetic procedures such as liposuction.
Correct Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PHA) with Dr. Azouz
Plastic Dr. David Azouz and Dr. Solomon Azouz are board-certified plastic surgeons who perform high volumes of liposuction in their Dallas-based practice and can help you to correct your Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia. We encourage you to contact Dr. Azouz by calling 972 702 8888 and request your initial consultation to achieve a stunning silhouette.