Buffalo Hump Removal


Certain individuals may develop excess fat located between their shoulder blades just beneath the neck region, commonly referred to as the “buffalo hump” or “dorsocervical fat pad.” This condition can be addressed through liposuction, which effectively removes the excess fat from this specific area.

Procedure Time:

1 hour

Return to Work:

2 - 3 days

Full Recovery:

3 - 6 months




What to expect

A little paragraph explaining the treatment.

  • Anesthesia: Buffalo hump removal is typically performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation, or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure and your surgeon’s recommendations.
  • Incisions: Small incisions are made in inconspicuous areas, often in natural creases or hidden locations, to access the fat deposit.
  • Fat Removal: The surgeon will use liposuction techniques to remove the excess fat from the buffalo hump area. This involves inserting a thin tube called a cannula to suction out the fat.
  • Closure: The incisions are typically closed with sutures, and the area may be dressed with bandages or compression garments to reduce swelling and aid in healing.
  • Immediate Post-Op: You may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort immediately after the surgery. Your surgeon will provide instructions on how to manage these symptoms, which may include pain medication and wearing a compression garment.
  • Recovery: Recovery time varies among individuals but typically involves a few days to a few weeks of downtime. You may need to take time off from work and avoid strenuous activities during this period.
  • Swelling: Swelling is common after the procedure and can take several weeks to subside. The final results will become more apparent as the swelling decreases.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: You’ll have follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your progress and ensure proper healing.
  • Final Results: The final results of buffalo hump removal may take a few months to fully develop. The area should appear flatter and more contoured.
  • Long-Term Maintenance: While the results are often long-lasting, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, can help prevent the return of excess fat in the treated area.


As with any surgical procedure, it’s crucial to choose a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon for buffalo hump removal and to follow their post-operative care instructions carefully to optimize your recovery and results.