Buffalo hump surgery can usually be performed on an outpatient basis at our fully accredited surgical facilities, where our highly qualified nurses will pamper you. Our nurses are certified in advanced cardiac life support, which ensures the highest level of supervision, evaluation, and care in the unlikely event of an emergency.
Because the procedure is best performed with the patient in the prone position, a brief general anesthetic is recommended to protect the patient’s airway and to offer maximum comfort.
Based on the clinical examination findings conducted during your consultation, various modalities of liposuction will be employed. The most commonly used modalities include ultrasonic liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction or SmartLipo, tumescent liposuction, /or power-assisted liposuction.
In most cases, incisions are made, and a small tube called a cannula is inserted. The tube is attached to a vacuum-like device that suctions the fatty tissue out of the body. In the case of SmartLipo, a laser device is used for a less invasive method that provides a faster recovery time. This technique is only appropriate for some patients depending on the condition of the hump.