Only ultrasound-assisted liposuction for lipedema has been described as a definitive treatment. Lipedema is characterized by an uncontrollable growth of fat cells mostly in women. It has been characterized by symmetric enlargement of the legs as fat cells grow uncontrollably when compared to normal fat cell growth. Although these fat cells are not malignant, their growth is dramatic and results in swelling of the legs extending from the hips down to the ankles. A staggering 10% of women have been identified to suffer from lipedema. Several non-invasive treatments have been recommended and these include compression garments, pneumatic boots, manual lymphatic massages, and exercise.
Unfortunately, these measures have only had minimal success. Even though weight loss with aggressive exercise may prove to be most effective, the physical act of exercise is often prohibitive by the humbling fact that the bulk in between the legs prohibits running. Patients with lipedema may experience physical limitations and subsequently mental anguish extending from their physical incapacity. The sheer inability to fit into regular clothes can have psychological repercussions.
Recent advances in liposuction using ultrasound-assisted liposuction have made liposuction for lipedema a real treatment alternative. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction can deliver energy that frees up the fat cells from each other and more important nerves and vessels such as the veins, arteries, and lymphatic channels. Why this is important is that ultimately leg swelling is what incapacitates these patients. As such, any surgical measure that attempts to remove the fat cannot injure the vascular structures that will cause further swelling and leakage of plasma fluid from the vessels. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction is the Gold standard in being able to liquefy and release the fat cells from each other and neighboring structures so that they can be gently removed. Removal of fat cells has proven to be the definitive treatment for lipedema. If you have been suffering from lipedema and have not had any luck with conservative measures, we urge you to contact one of our high definition liposuction providers so that we can offer you the first effective treatment of high definition liposuction for your lipedema.