Lipedema

EXPERT LIPOSUCTION FOR LIPEDEMA

Some women just can’t seem to lose weight even with an ideal regimen of diet and exercise. It’s not your fault! You may be suffering with lipedema…a fat storage disease. You are not alone. Seventeen million women suffer from lipedema, a disease that causes disproportionate fat accumulation in the legs, abdomen and arms. Until recently this has been a troubling medical mystery that most women have just had to live with it. But there is an answer!

Dr. David Amron has developed a comprehensive approach for the treatment off lipedema, a disease that causes disproportionate fat accumulation in the legs, abdomen and arms.  He utilizes a team approach in the treatment of his lipedema patients, including a Vodder trained MLD therapist, nutritional counseling, and hormonal evaluation. Of particular importance is Dr. Amron close relationship with Dr. Karen Herbst, a world renowned medical authority on fat lipedema. Drs. Amron and Herbst work to establish pre and post-surgical protocols for lipedema patients and consult with each other to optimize patient care.

Although Dr. Amron is an expert in complex liposuction surgery, with lipedema patients, typically a more comprehensive approach is necessary for optimal outcomes.

To learn more about lipedema and see if you are a candidate for lipedema liposuction visit our lipedema website. We can help, call for a  personalized consultation. Call 424.394.1610 today!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: WHAT IS LIPEDEMA?

Lipedema is a misunderstood condition that affects 17 million people in the United States. Lipedema is a condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of fatty tissue, usually below the waist, leading to progressive leg enlargement. This chronic disorder can also affect the arms.

Q: WHAT DOES LIPEDEMA LOOK LIKE?

This condition gives a person a “tree-like” disproportion of the legs, where fat deposits encompasses the thighs, knees, calves and ankles. The feet are not affected. In some patients lipedema also develops in the buttocks and hips. Cellulite and lumpiness are visible. The swelling of the tissue is dues to the accumulations of fluid and fat in the tissues under the skin.

Q: WHO IS AFFECTED BY LIPEDEMA?

This disorder almost exclusively affects women. There are a few reported cases of lipedema in men. Some estimates place the incidence of lipedema as high as 11% if the female adult population! Typically this disorder is seen in the teenage years and over time progressively worsens. Lipedema is seen in obese and thin individuals.

Q: WHAT CAUSES LIPEDEMA?

While the cause of lipedema is not known, there does seem to be a family history in up to 50% of cases.

Q: HOW IS LIPEDEMA DIAGNOSED?

Lipedema is frequently misdiagnosed as weight gain or lymphedema. The leg enlargement is commonly diagnosed as lymphedema even when no lymphatic malfunction is present. Dr. Amron stresses that diagnosis of lipedema must be done on a clinical basis and categorized into three stages: mild, moderate, severe or advanced.

Dr. Amron carefully evaluates his patients to determine if they are a candidate for liposuction. He utilizes a unique 3-dimensional approach to view the affect areas to develop a customized approach so that a balanced, proportionate and natural result is achieved.

Q: DOES DIET AND EXERCISE WORK TO REDUCE LIPEDEMA?

Generally no amount of diet or exercise can prevent or cease the progression of lipedema.

Q: HOW IS LIPEDEMA TREATED?

Dr. David Amron has years of experience in treating lipedema patients and has developed a highly specialized and technical procedure of body contouring. According to Dr. Amron, surgical invention by a precise liposuction technique to remove the abnormal and disproportionate fat storage is the only effective treatment for lipedema. Specifically, Dr. Amron employs a lymphatic sparing tumescent liposuction under local anesthetic that is customized for each patient.  View before and after photos of lipedema patients.

His years of experience, skill, training, dedicated practice in body contouring, precision and artistry combined with advanced liposuction technologies help to ensure that patients achieve optimal results.

Q: WHAT IS THE RECOVERY LIKE?

Dr. Amron’s lipedema patients usually receive a drain so that excess fluid can be allowed to drain from the area for a few days. A compression garment is worn for 10 to 14 days. Most patients are surprised to learn that they are up and walking immediately after their liposuction procedure. In fact, Dr. Amron recommends that his patients take a one to two miles walk the following day! Most patients report little to no bruising and only about 10 to 15% of patients require pain medication.

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