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Subcutaneous fat deposits can enlarge the lower neck and back area between the shoulders, causing the formation of a fat pocket commonly called a buffalo hump. Also called a dorsocervical fat pad, this accumulation of fat not only affects one’s appearance but can also impair mobility and limit the neck’s range of motion; in extreme cases, patients may even experience difficulty walking.
Although they tend to develop due to reasons outside of our control, like genetics or medical conditions, having a buffalo hump can be embarrassing and potentially lead to back issues. Unfortunately, liposuction-based procedures that seem like viable buffalo hump treatments use manual methods that require large incisions to access subcutaneous fat.
Buffalo Hump AirSculpt® uses patented technology that removes excess neck fat with a delicate plucking motion. Everything is done through a tiny two-millimeter wide entry point, and in addition to fat removal, this treatment provides skin tightening too. Our mechanized technology automatically turns off upon contacting neck muscles or surrounding tissue, further reducing risks compared with buffalo hump liposuction.
* Only 4 weeks after AirSculpt®
AirSculpt® is patented, precision-engineered technology only available at Elite Body Sculpture. It removes unwanted fat through a freckle-sized hole cell by cell with no needle, no scalpel, and no stitches all while you’re awake. This revolutionary technology also tightens your skin while it removes your fat, providing dramatic, smooth, and natural results.
AirSculpt® procedures are minimally invasive compared to traditional fat removal and body sculpting methods thanks to our advanced technology. Our patients are fully awake, and we avoid scalpels or overly abrasive tools to maximize safety and be gentler on the body. Unlike noninvasive methods that require multiple sessions over several months, our AirSculpt® procedure permanently removes the fat cells from your body right away, so it’s a “one and done” treatment.
Anyone over 18 who has unwanted areas of stubborn fat is a perfect candidate for AirSculpt®. We like to say “If you can pinch it, we can take it” because AirSculpt® plucks away the fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise—whether it be a tablespoon or a gallon—all with no needles, no scalpel, and no stitches.
AirSculpt® is gentler, easier to recover from, and far less risky than traditional liposuction. AirSculpt® is comparable to plucking grapes from a vine while traditional lipo can be compared to scraping with a cheese grater. Traditional lipo often requires general anesthesia, but AirSculpt® is always performed while you’re awake. Far less downtime is involved in AirSculpt® recovery, only 1-2 days compared to the 4-6 weeks of downtime after traditional lipo. Since more manual work is required with conventional lipo, damage to your lymphatic system—which is responsible for skin smoothness—is very likely to occur. This excessive damage is avoided with our gentle technology, minimizing all the risks that come with liposuction. AirSculpt® is safer, with more reliably smooth results.
Only one treatment is required in most cases because the fat is permanently removed during your AirSculpt® session. Patients can also combine different AirSculpt® procedures during their treatment, which can reduce costs while getting more done in just one session.
Because AirSculpt® is minimally invasive, recovery is much quicker than with traditional liposuction. Most patients are back to their normal activities in 24 to 48 hours. After the procedure, there may be some minor swelling, which is normal. To address this, a compression garment is worn under clothing for about 14 days to ensure optimal results.
AirSculpt® pricing depends on the areas treated and the amount of fat that will be removed, which is determined by the doctor at the consultation.