Lipedema Blog

Five Key Questions You Should Ask Before Having Lipedema Surgery

If you’re planning to have lipedema surgery, you need to be sure you’ve made the right choice. To make sure you are making the right choice, you need to ask your cosmetic surgeon critical questions before you undergo your procedure. Your surgeon will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Here are five…

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How Can You Tell If You Have Lipedema In Your Teenage Years?

Are you looking for answers to the question, “how can you tell if you have lipedema in your teenage years?” When you’re looking for answers to teenage lipedema, there’s a good chance that you are a teenager yourself or have a teen that you’re concerned about. Some of the signs of lipedema can begin to…

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How To Treat Lipedema To Prevent Progression

Knowing how to treat lipedema is key to preventing its progression. Unfortunately, lipedema is a chronic condition and only worsens over time without appropriate treatment. For women with lipedema, exercising and dieting does little to get rid of their stubborn fat. Despite their best efforts, the fat will continue to accumulate as time goes on….

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Is Fat Embolism A Risk With Lipedema Treatment?

As medical technology has advanced, liposuction as a lipedema treatment is now safer than ever. Skilled surgeons can perform this procedure effectively and produce excellent results. In 2017, an article in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) described a patient suffering from a fat embolism, and the journal warned patients against having liposuction procedures. Therefore, should…

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Can Lipedema Be Treated In Women Over 60?

Lipedema is a painful and progressive fat-related condition that affects women of all ages. It can start as early as puberty or as late as menopause. Experts believe that one of the causes of lipedema are female hormonal fluctuations. The best treatment is liposuction. Liposuction is an excellent option for women with young, elastic skin….

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How Can I Control My Lipedema Symptoms?

Lipedema symptoms can be very distressing for sufferers. Not only does lipedema cause discomfort and pain, but lipedema sufferers can feel embarrassment and self-consciousness also. Women with lipedema often have low self-esteem and worry about their disproportionate appearance. They are reluctant to sunbathe, exercise, wear clothing that shows their legs or arms, and even socialize…

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When Do The Signs Of The First Of The Lipedema Stages Appear?

People with lipedema will progress through each of the four lipedema stages as the condition worsens. This progressive condition often begins with mild symptoms, which worsen significantly over the years without treatment. Unfortunately, the early signs of lipedema are sometimes difficult to spot. Many doctors misdiagnose patients with lipedema, telling them that they are obese…

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Do Doctors Know How To Treat Lipedema?

When someone gets their diagnosis of lipedema, they often ask first about how to treat it. Yet, often doctors fail to give patients the advice that they need. Unfortunately, lipedema is a condition that patients misunderstand. Even today, when more information about the condition is out there, many doctors still struggle to diagnose lipedema. Too…

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Are Body Brushing And Body Vibration Good Alternatives To Lipedema Liposuction?

Experts say that to treat lipedema, liposuction is the best treatment. Without treatment, lipedema is a painful and unpleasant condition. However, some sufferers are anxious about having surgery to treat their problems, and they wonder whether an alternative to surgery may help. Many people suggest surgery alternatives such as dry brush massage and whole-body vibration…

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How To Treat Lipedema – Could Deep Breathing Help?

There is still a lack of knowledge about how to treat lipedema—or excess fat in the lower parts of your body—today. However, cosmetic surgeons are becoming more aware the causes and treatments for lipedema.  Women who suffer from this condition often find it very difficult to get a diagnosis in the first place. Even after…

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