What to Do If You’ve Been Diagnosed With Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH)

Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) is an adverse side effect of CoolSculpting, a nonsurgical, fat-freezing treatment. When effective, CoolSculpting can reduce troublesome fat pockets by freezing fat cells and destroying subcutaneous fat cells. However, in patients with PAH, the opposite result occurs. Instead of the fat breaking down and then naturally being released by the body, the fat cells expand and cause the treatment area to grow larger and harder. The early stages of PAH are apparent within a month of treatment, but a diagnosis may not be confirmed until six months later.

Thankfully, PAH is a treatable condition—you simply need a skilled cosmetic surgeon who can reverse the effects of PAH and help you attain the desired aesthetic you were originally looking for. At Tampa Surgical Arts, our triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Manik S. Bedi, offers help for individuals with PAH after CoolSculpting, and he will provide the skilled service you need.

How We Can Help

When you consult with Dr. Bedi about your PAH diagnosis, he will learn about the CoolSculpting treatment you had and the results you were expecting. Then, he will tell you about the procedure he offers to help reverse the effects of PAH, called Renuvion. Formerly known as J-Plasma, Renuvion is a minimally invasive skin tightening procedure that uses controlled heat to target specific areas. The heat is generated by using a special device to release helium gas and radiofrequency just under the skin of the treatment area. The heat, also called plasma, contracts the skin while the helium gas provides a cooling effect. This combination of heating and cooling contracts the tissues underneath the skin to tighten the treatment area.

Consult With Our Team Today

If you have been diagnosed with PAH and would like to discuss your condition with a skilled cosmetic surgeon, contact Tampa Surgical Arts today. We’ll be glad to help you reverse the effects of PAH so you can have the body you desire.