If you’ve been diagnosed with Lipedema, you’re probably in the same place as I am. Your doctor is probably recommending lymph drain therapy and compression stockings but nobody is really talking about a way to get rid of the fat.
I estimate that I’m probably carrying around about 40-50kg of Lipedema fat and it’s hurting me. My feet, ankles, hips, and lower back aren’t happy carrying around this extra weight anymore and plain and simple, I need it to come off. So I’ve been researching different options that are out there and it’s pretty sad, there isn’t much out there since Lipoedema isn’t really being researched.
We still don’t really know why it occurs, what really triggers it, if the fat cells infect healthy fat cells or if they multiply. However, what I do know is there is surgery (liposuction) to get this fat off that’s being practiced here in Europe (Netherlands and Germany, some in the UK) and there are a few plastic surgeons in the US who are doing it.
One of the individuals is Dr. Amron, who’ve I have begun following on Facebook. He’s come up with a liposculputre/liposuction technique that’s helping lipedema patients that’s a little different than the tumescent liposuction (which is what I’m looking at). This is fantastic because the more he networks with other surgeons, the more he lectures and gets his technique out there, the more that the news about lipedema and the fact that there IS a way to get rid of it is out there.
Here’s a video about his Liposculpture technique:
If you’re in the Beverly Hills area, here is the link to his practice website: http://www.amronmd.com/