The reason why patients get Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia is still not clear to many experts. This condition has been known to occur several months after the original CoolSculpting procedure and any changes are only seen in the treatment area.
Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, however, does not go away by itself and needs to be examined by an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. PAH causes the treated area to get bigger and firmer than the surrounding areas, having a “stick of butter” appearance similar to the shape of the CoolSculpting applicator.
As an expert in Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia after CoolSculpting, Dr. Schwartz only suggests cryolipolysis treatment for candidates who are in good health and are aware of the risks. This is why we perform a thorough assessment during the consultation period.
To understand what causes paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, it is important to know how CoolSculpting works first. This fat-freezing procedure is cleared by the FDA to eliminate fat using a process called cryolipolysis.