Lipedema Blog

How Can You Tell If You Have Lipedema? A Surgeon’s Guide

How can you tell if you have lipedema? This is a question that more women around the world are starting to ask. Although lipedema is a poorly understood condition, more women are becoming aware of it and its problems. For women who suspect they are sufferers, getting a diagnosis can be a challenge. Some women…

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Expectations and the Reality of Lipedema Liposuction

If you’ve recently received a lipedema diagnosis, your doctor may have advised you to have lipedema liposuction. Although there are other treatment options, lipo is the most long-lasting. There is no cure for this condition as yet. But liposuction permanently removes the problematic fat cells that cause pain and mobility issues. This means that you…

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How Effective Is Lipedema Liposuction at Stage 4?

If you’ve received a lipedema diagnosis, one question you may be asking is which stage you are at. Lipedema progresses through four stages, and depending on which stage you’ve reached, lipedema liposuction has varying degrees of success. If you’re at Stage 1 or 2, lipo is well-known to be an effective treatment. However, what happens…

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Which Techniques Do Lipedema Surgeons Use?

Lipedema is, unfortunately, a surprisingly common condition. It is essentially a buildup of fat deposits in the body and primarily found in the lower regions. Legs are the biggest problem areas. They often appear disproportionate when you compare them with the rest of the body.  What exactly can lipedema surgeons do to help you manage…

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What Is Lipedema? A Specialist’s Guide to This Misdiagnosed Condition

Scientists first discovered lipedema in the 1940s. This illness is a deceptively difficult disorder in many ways. Despite its recognition all those decades ago, many experts are still unsure of its exact cause. So, what is lipedema, and why is it so difficult to diagnose? Many experts have speculated that a gene causes lipedema. Unfortunately,…

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Do I Need Surgery To Make My Legs Thinner?

Are you unhappy with the size of your legs? Many people who are dissatisfied with their calves or thighs want surgery to make their legs thinner. Yet, doctors encourage most to try nonmedical solutions first. The argument for this is that surgical options may be effective, but they come with some risks and possible side…

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Is There an Alternative to Surgical Lipedema Treatment?

If you’ve received a lipedema diagnosis recently, you are probably wondering about your lipedema treatment options. You may have received a surgical option. However, the idea of surgery can be worrying. If you’re anxious about this type of treatment, you may wonder whether this is an alternative. Here, we take a look at some of…

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The Considerations of Lipedema Surgery Before and After Your Procedure

Anyone recently diagnosed with lipedema needs to know what to consider for lipedema surgery before and after her procedure. Knowing what to expect is as important as having realistic expectations. What Is Lipedema Surgery? Doctors prescribe conservative therapies to many women diagnosed with lipedema. Yet, for many women, these are ineffective and intrusive. Having to…

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What Am I Looking for in Lipedema Surgery Before and After Photos?

If you’ve received a lipedema diagnosis, you may be considering surgical options. If so, you need to know what to expect of lipedema surgery before and after the procedure. One way to give yourself a better idea is to look at before and after photos. The best cosmetic surgeons will put images on their websites…

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My Doctor Says I Suffer from Obesity, But Could I Have Lipedema?

If your doctor says you’re overweight or that you’re suffering from obesity, you may want to get a second opinion. Many women struggling with their weight are unaware that a condition known as lipedema exists. This medical problem mimics obesity and affects around 11 percent of the female population. Despite the prevalence of this condition,…

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