Dr. Thomas Wright Talks Lipedema on Fox2Now St Louis

Dr. Wright Explains Lipedema

On 24 January 2017 Fox2Now in St Louis hosted Dr. Thomas Wright and a patient to talk about lipedema.

This segment talks about lipedema, the diagnosis as well as the treatment after.  The patient that Dr. Thomas Wright does mention that there are conservative treatments, but of course he came on to talk about the liposuction bit.  As expected, his patient talked about how she was losing mobility and the liposuction has helped her get back to life.

While I always appreciate doctors and patients raising awareness about lipedema, the one thing that they didn’t talk about is how insurance companies DO NOT want to pay for the procedure.  I really wish that this would get highlighted whenever the media puts the spotlight on this craptastic condition.


PetraAnn was first diagnosed with Lipedema in fall 2015 after years of eating keto and exercising with no weight loss results.After diagnosis, she has gone through 8 tumescent liposuction procedures from 2016 until 2018 and on 17 December 2019 underwent an abdominoplasty to remove the remaining 3-4 liters of lippy fat and loose skin.

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