Liposuction Proving Effective to Treat Lipedema

by | Oct 17, 2014 | Liposuction Surgery

As procedure which removes unwanted fat and contours the body, liposuction is the most heavily requested cosmetic procedure in the world (according to the latest International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) statistics). Well, it seems there is more to cheer about – the procedure is also effective to treat lipedema, a painful fat disorder that results from abnormal fat build up in the lower body.

This medical condition occurs almost exclusively in women and typical symptoms are a slim upper body and large deposits of adipose tissue in the buttocks and/or legs. This leads to painful column legs, delayed wound healing, infections and fibrosis. The usual treatments are lymphatic drainage, compression and exercise with complete decongestive therapy to ease pain. However, that fat deposits do not go away completely. Now, reports indicate that liposuction surgery can successfully treat lipedema.

Liposuction removes the excessive fat cells from specific body areas by melting them so that they can be suctioned off easily. Advanced laser liposuction using Smartlipo Triplex combines safety with efficiency and can provide superior body contouring effects. Women who are healthy are good candidates for the treatment. Patients remain awake during the treatment as it is performed with a relatively large dose of local anesthetic. The use of advanced techniques can result an ideal blend of body contouring and skin tightening effects.

Estimates show that more than 17 million women in the United States suffer from lipedema. The condition can affect individuals who are thin or overweight, and it cannot be prevented with diets or exercise. In this context, safe and effective liposuction surgery offers hope to help those affected restore mobility, get relief from their chronic pain, and regain confidence.

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