Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia

For those who are considering fat freezing to treat pseudogynecomastia, please consider the side effect of the treatment such as Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia, hardening of fat areas.

If you have gynecomastia, you’ll feel a firm concentration of tissue around the nipple area in the form of a disk, with or without pain when it’s touch or squeezed. The effective treatment to deal with gynecomastia is surgical removal of the overly developed glandular and fat tissue. Gynecomastia surgery is the only answer to rectify this medical condition.

With pseudogynecomastia, no such ring is formed as fat tissue on palpation is somewhat loose and not firm. Pseudogynecomastia, to a certain extent, can be rectified with regular exercise and a healthier diet. However, there are also treatment options available and one of the options seek is cryolipolysis.

Cryolipolysis, also known as Fat Freezing, is thriving as a non-invasive fat reduction treatment option. It works by gently and efficiently targeting fat cells underneath the skin via targeted and controlled cooling technology. The fat cells are frozen and naturally metabolised by the body. It does this without affecting the skin itself.

Its non-invasive nature is amongst its many benefits and the primary reason for its preference among those seeking to reduce body fat. Additionally, the treatment can be performed on multiple parts of the body which increases its capacity.

Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia: Permanent Side Effects Of Fat Freezing Treatments

Cryolipolysis’ success is well-realised by many, but there are those who have encountered its side effect known as “Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia.” Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia is a side effect where hardened area of fat develops after cryolipolysis. Those affected will notice their treated areas getting larger and tender. Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia has also been observed to develop more commonly among male patients.

While the occurrence is rare, it is not uncommon. Unfortunately, Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia, once developed, is permanent and can only be treated with liposuction.

I still remember another patient who suffered from Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia who came with his father for consultation not too long ago. During the consultation, his father mentioned that he was distraught with guilt since his son developed this condition a few years ago, as he was the one that brought him for the fat freezing treatment. His son suffered from depression after that. He blamed himself ever since.

VASER Lipo: Effective Treatment for Pseudogynecomastia

As pseudogynecomastia is the result of an accumulation of excess fat, VASER Lipo due to its prescribed function and capability, is effective in treating the condition. Additionally, it leaves a more defined and natural-looking appearance.


Dr. Delgado Bio


Dr. Delgado, MD is a world-recognized plastic surgeon and specialist in the treatment of male breast enlargement, also called gynecomastia. He has developed new techniques and owns and operates, which has become the largest gynecomastia forum in the world. Dr. Delgado holds the two most coveted credentials; the certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery.