Cryolipolysis or Fat Freezing is one of the most popular permanent fat removal treatments.
Many patients have benefited tremendously from this revolutionary medical treatment.
However, Fat Freeze has a risk of causing Fat Gain known as Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH).
Here’s 3 Fast Facts on Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia:
1. How does Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia happen?
In this condition, the treated area becomes larger rather than smaller in the weeks after the procedure, leaving a “painless, visibly enlarged, firm, well-demarcated mass” under the skin.
Based on data from the manufacturer of the cryolipolysis equipment, PAH has been estimated to occur in 1 out of every 4,000 treatment cycles, for a risk of 0.025%.
2. Is Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia treatable?
Yes, PAH can be treated successfully with liposuction, but patients must wait a few months before treatment.
That time is needed for the fat in the area of PAH to soften; otherwise, there is a risk that PAH could recur.
In some cases, more than one liposuction treatment was needed.
The good news is that PAH was successfully treated in all cases.
3. How can I minimise the risk of Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia?
Go for Fat freezing or cryolipolysis with reputable clinics that use quality Fat Freeze devices.
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