If youâ€™re suffering from lipedema, it can be challenging to get the help you need. Lipedema may affect around 11 percent of the population, but itâ€™s often misdiagnosed. Many doctors mistake the signs of lipedema for obesity and only recommend diet and exercise as a solution. Neither of these will help to alleviate the problem. Although there are some conservative treatments for lipedema, none can eradicate the condition. Only liposuction is an effective solution since it completely removes the fat cells. However, to benefit from this treatment, you need to find a liposuction for lipedema specialist.Â
Not all cosmetic surgeons can carry out liposuction as a treatment for lipedema. The lower body is notoriously difficult to treat via tumescent liposuction. This is because itâ€™s necessary to remove fat evenly from around the 360-degree curve of the leg. An unskilled surgeon will not be able to remove enough fat or will achieve an unattractive and bumpy result. This is why itâ€™s so important to research your options fully so you can find the best specialist for you. Here are some top tips to help you to make an informed choice.Â
Look for Specialized Skills
Remember that any qualified surgeon can offer cosmetic surgery. That doesnâ€™t mean, however, that he or she excels at it. You should always make sure that you choose a surgeon who specializes in liposuction. This will give you the best chance of achieving a complete and desirable result.Â
Ask About Experience
Even if cosmetic surgeons have experience in liposuction procedures, they may not have the skills to treat the lower body. If youâ€™re suffering from lipedema, youâ€™ll need to choose a surgeon skilled in removing fat from the lower body. Many liposuction surgeons wonâ€™t treat the lower body or will only remove conservative amounts of fat. This is insufficient for lipedema sufferers who need a very complete fat removal to address their problems. Ask your chosen surgeon how many years he or she has been practicing. You should also ask how often he or she performs lower-body lipo. Your surgeon should be able to show you before and after photos that highlight his or her results.Â
Find Out About the Surgeonâ€™s Reputation
Any cosmetic surgeon can say he or she is the best. However, not all can live up to expectations. Itâ€™s important to check out reviews and testimonials from previous patients. Do some research to make sure the facility and surgeon have a good reputation in the industry.
Making A Final Decision
Before you make your decision, you should overlook any surgeon who:Â
- Has limited experience of lower-body lipo.
- Doesnâ€™t give you realistic expectations of the results.
- Doesnâ€™t warn you about possible complications or risks.
- Is unable or unwilling to share before and after shots or testimonials.
- Doesnâ€™t answer your questions.
- Is unfriendly or unhelpful.
- Doesnâ€™t offer post-treatment care.
If you do your research wisely, youâ€™ll find you can make the right choice of lipedema specialist. Here at Artlipo, our liposuction specialist, Dr. Su, is highly skilled at performing lipo for lipedema. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you.