Lipedema Blog

Will Lipedema Surgery Help Prevent Cellulitis?

If your doctor has recommended that you have lipedema surgery, you may wonder whether it can prevent cellulitis – a common side effect.  What Is Cellulitis? Cellulitis is a form of skin infection that lipedema sufferers are at risk of developing. It can be an unpleasant and painful condition, so it isn’t surprising sufferers are…

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Why Has My Doctor Not Heard of Lipedema?

Lipedema affects up to 17 million people in the United States. Yet, this lymphatic disease is still poorly understood. The exact number of people who suffer remains unknown because of how difficult the disease is to diagnose. A lot of people who have this problem are unaware they have it. Their doctors, too, are often…

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Understanding Types of Fat and Lipedema Treatment

If you have recently received a diagnosis and need lipedema treatment, it is important to understand different fat types. Lipedema is a condition characterized by an abnormality in the subcutaneous fatty tissues. Fatty or adipose tissue is the body’s principal structure for calorie and energy storage in the long term.  There are four types of…

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How to Treat Lipedema in Its Early Stages

For women who have just received a diagnosis, questions about how to treat lipedema are, no doubt, paramount. Unfortunately, lipedema remains a poorly understood condition. This means that when women receive their diagnoses, they may be confused about the way forward. Yet treating the condition as early as possible is the best course of action….

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Will Lipedema Surgery Improve My Knee Joint Function?

Lipedema surgery is the best solution for many sufferers who want to enjoy a better quality of life. While liposuction for lipedema can help women with this condition to feel more self-confident, it can also improve mobility. This is something that presents a host of benefits for lipedema sufferers who experience pain and movement issues. …

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Are Thick Ankles Genetic? The Secret Behind Your Cankles

Are Thick Ankles Genetic? The Secret Behind Your Cankles If you have poorly defined lower legs, you may wonder – are thick ankles genetic? Knowing the reason why your ankles and calves are less than perfect can be helpful. After all, you can resolve some causes of thick ankles medically. Here, we take a closer…

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Top Lipedema Specialist in Tampa’s Guide to Preparing for Lipedema Liposuction with Good Nutrition

As a lipedema specialist in Tampa, Dr. Su knows very well the suffering that this condition can cause. Not only does lipedema cause physical issues, but it can also cause mental and emotional distress. Many sufferers find that their mobility declines over time while their lymphatic function and blood circulation become compromised. Although liposuction isn’t…

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Journey from Diagnosis to Lipedema Surgery

The Journey from Diagnosis to Lipedema Surgery Lipedema surgery is arguably the best solution for women suffering from this poorly understood condition. However, it can be a long journey to get to surgery from diagnosis for many sufferers. Just getting a diagnosis of lipedema in the first place can be a challenge for many sufferers….

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Lymphatic System & Lipedema Liposuction

Understanding the Lymphatic System and Why Lipedema Liposuction Works If you’re planning to have lipedema liposuction, it helps to understand how the lymphatic system works. Lipedema is a problematic fat-related condition. However, the lymphatic system has an important role to play in the development of the condition. Here, we take a closer look at the…

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Are You A Candidate for Cankle Plastic Surgery?

Are You A Candidate for Cankle Plastic Surgery? Cankle plastic surgery is rapidly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures here at Artlipo. Many women who have struggled with their self-esteem for years because of their cankles can now get help. For those women out there who are still unhappy with their lower legs,…

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