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