Paradoxical Hyperplasia Treatment for CoolSculpting Patients
CoolSculpting continues to be one of the most popular non-invasive fat reduction procedures. It is especially popular among those who don’t want to undergo liposuction to remove smaller, stubborn pockets of fat. CoolSculpting is designed with cryolipolysis technology to cool subcutaneous fat cells to a certain temperature until they are destroyed.
It can be very effective for eliminating fat cells but a very small percentage of patients develop a rare condition called Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH) after CoolSculpting.
How Do I Know It’s Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia?
One of the most noticeable symptoms of this condition is the treatment area develops a large mass of tissue in response to treatment.
Other signs of this complication include:
- Uneven fat distribution
- Hard ‘knots’ or ‘cysts’ of tissue around treatment area
- Exaggerated fat growth in specific treated areas
- Visible deformities of the tissue
Even though it isn’t painful, patients can have this mass removed to achieve the result they were looking for with CoolSculpting. Undergoing additional CoolSculpting treatments is not the solution.
Treatment for Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia
Our board certified (ABPS) surgeons, Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, are trained to perform liposuction for PAH and restore the tissues. Laser-assisted liposuction or other liposuction techniques can be performed to melt the fat while creating a mild skin tightening effect. The mass can be removed and skin restored with this surgical procedure.
And the good news is, in most cases CoolSculpting will cover the cost of liposuction for the treatment of PAH.
Paradoxical Hyperplasia Treatment with Dr. Sundin
Board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton and Reps Sundin specialize in cosmetic body contouring procedures and have successfully treated numerous paradoxical hyperplasia cases caused by CoolSculpting. Dr. Sundin is one of the largest CoolSculpting providers in the United States, with over 10 years of experience and having performed over 10,000 treatments. As a trusted provider, Dr. Sundin has been invited to lecture on CoolSculpting and participate in expert advisory panels for Allergan, the parent company of CoolSculpting.
If you have complications with CoolSculpting, please call us for an evaluation. Our board certified ABPS surgeons can determine whether surgery is the right solution for you.