Buffalo Hump in Charlotte, NC

If you are struggling with the appearance of a buffalo hump, buffalo hump removal surgery at HKB Renaissance Plastic Surgery may be an appropriate solution. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Klein and board-eligible plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Kochuba offer this procedure to the residents of Charlotte, Harrisburg and Salisbury, NC.

What is a Buffalo Hump?

A buffalo hump is the name given to fat that develops on the back of the neck between the shoulders. Although it is often simply a cosmetic concern, it may cause pain or discomfort in some patients. While this characteristic may be caused by certain lifestyle habits, in some cases, it can be resistant to changes in diet and exercise. In these cases, buffalo hump removal surgery may become the best solution for addressing the buffalo hump and providing patients with permanent relief from its appearance.

Benefits of Buffalo Hump Removal Surgery

Benefits of the buffalo hump removal treatment include:

  • Relief from any pain or discomfort
  • Enhanced contours of the neck and back

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Buffalo Hump Removal Surgery?

The ideal candidate for buffalo hump removal is a patient who is struggling with symptoms of a buffalo hump, either emotionally or physically. Additionally, patients may be good candidates if they’ve been unable to achieve improvements with other treatments or strategies. However, the best way to determine your candidacy for buffalo hump removal is to schedule a consultation with Dr. David Klein or Dr. Andrew Kochuba. During this consultation, they can determine if buffalo hump removal surgery is the best solution for you.

What is the Buffalo Hump Removal Procedure Like?

Buffalo hump removal is a fairly simple surgery, since the fat that causes the buffalo hump is near to the surface. This means that the procedure can often be performed with local anesthesia. To begin treatment, a small incision will be made in the neck, often in a natural crease of the neck where any scarring will be well-hidden. Through this incision, Dr. David Klein and Dr. Andrew Kochuba will use liposuction techniques to remove fat from the area. Once removed, the neck and back will have a more natural, smooth and contoured appearance. This procedure may take up to two hours to perform. 

What Can I Expect After Buffalo Hump Removal Surgery?

After your buffalo hump removal surgery, you can expect swelling, bruising and discomfort in the treatment area as the tissue heals. Ensuring that the tissue heals properly is key to achieving optimal results and enjoying a comfortable recovery period. For this reason, many patients take one to two weeks off of work and other activities to rest as much as possible. In some cases, additional downtime may be necessary, particularly in regards to exercise and other strenuous activities. On the day of your procedure, we’ll provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to help you successfully navigate the recovery process. Results will be visible immediately, but your final results may not be visible until any swelling and related side effects fade.

How Much Does Buffalo Hump Removal Cost in Charlotte, NC?

The cost of your buffalo hump removal surgery will be determined based on the unique treatment plan you develop with Dr. David Klein and Dr. Andrew Kochuba during your initial consultation. As an elective cosmetic treatment, buffalo hump removal is not usually covered by insurance. However, we do everything possible to make this and other treatments affordable for our patients. Payments can be made via cash, check, major credit card and CareCredit® financing.

Don’t let the appearance of a buffalo hump discourage you. With buffalo hump removal surgery, you can achieve a slim, contoured appearance in just one treatment. To learn more about this treatment or determine if you are a good candidate, contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. David Klein and Dr. Andrew Kochuba. At HKB Renaissance Plastic Surgery, we welcome patients from Concord, Charlotte, Harrisburg and the nearby cities of North Carolina.

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