If you’ve been shocked by your profile after seeing a roll of fat around your upper back and neck shape, you’re not alone! Buffalo Hump is where the fat between your shoulder blades gives you a hunched over appearance that can make you look a lot older than you are. But you don’t have to resign yourself to the fact you’re going to look like your great aunt or grandmother. Using Vaser liposuction, an advanced type of liposuction, we can remove this excess unwanted fat, so your posture improves, and your profile no longer looks 20 years older than you are.

What causes Buffalo Hump?

Buffalo Hump is often associated with poor posture caused by a forward head posture. Many of us have developed this posture because of hours in front of screens. But for some people this slouching can lead to the body protecting your spine by developing a fat pad.

If you’ve had a sporting injury or car accident that’s resulted in microdamage to your neck, your body can develop fatty tissue between your shoulders to protect your spine.

For some people, long term us of medications like Prednisone can result in Buffalo Hump due to the increase in cortisol production. Buffalo Hump can also be caused if you’re obese or had rapid weight gain.

Buffalo Hump isn’t just a cosmetic problem though. For some people, it can feel painful and firm to the touch, while others find it difficult to extend their head and neck. A Buffalo Hump can also make it difficult to find clothing that fits properly.

How Vaser Liposuction treats Buffalo Hump

Vaser Liposuction is an ultrasound fat removal method that removes stubborn fat areas of the body, including your Buffalo hump. This minimally invasive state-of-the art technology strategically melts the fat before extracting it. Vaser Liposuction achieves better results than traditional liposuction because it melts your fat.

As a body sculpting procedure, Vaser Liposuction is performed without damage to surrounding body tissues. With minimal bleeding, scarring and bruising, downtime is only 2-7 days and recovery is quicker than traditional liposuction. Performed under twilight sedation, after the procedure you’ll have a compression garment to minimise swelling and improve healing and skin retraction. We have over 10 years of experience and performed over 20,000 liposuction and fat transfer procedures. Learn more about Vaser Liposuction on our information page.

Get your Buffalo Hump treated with Vaser Liposuction

You don’t have to be self-conscious about your Buffalo Hump anymore. We offer Vaser Liposuction for Buffalo Humps at all our Cosmos Clinics in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Gold Coast and Melbourne. At your consultation one of our highly trained and experienced doctors will examine your Buffalo Hump and determine whether Vaser Liposuction is appropriate. You can reclaim your posture, improve your self-confidence and remove this unsightly Buffalo Hump. Call us for a consultation today.