Lipedema is a congenital connective tissue disorder that results in an abnormal growth of fibrotic fat. Often misdiagnosed as obesity, lipedema fat is deposited disproportionately in the hips, legs, arms, and girdle area. Lipedema fat can also grow in the scalp and breast.
The fibrotic nodules ranges in size from small raisin like to large walnut size. Lipedema fat impedes lymphatic function, with most patients experiencing swelling, pain, and discomfort
Lipedema affects 18% off women globally. This means over 18 million women in the world have lipedema.
The fibrotic fat associated with lipedema does not go away with dieting and exercise.
Lipedema is a congenital fat disorder that almost exclusively affects women.
Most patients need an average of 3-4 surgeries to treat lipedema. This involves liposuction, manual lymphatic drainage, and medical grade compression
Compression Garment E-Consult Options
Wearing medical grade compression garment is an essential aspect of managing swelling and pain for those suffering from lipedema. It is a conservative, non-surgical treatment option for patients with lipedema or lipolymphedema. However, there are lots of different styles and compression levels to choose from. Work with a licensed professional to assist in the selection process.
Healing from lipedema surgery- surgeons require patients to wear medical grade compression garment during the recovery process. This zoom consult allows the patient to consult with a licensed health care professional to assist in garment selection. Our compression expert will answer any questions you may have about garment sizing, donning, foams and padding, along with a protocol for garment duration.