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01/29/2019
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The Many Misconceptions Surrounding Lipedema

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Living in a society that’s hyper-focused on weight loss solutions doesn’t make it easy to look past what the scale says is true. Between the diets, exercise and an endless supply of supplements on the market, it can be devasting to have a weight loss plan in place only to see the numbers on the scale rising. While some initially view this struggle as a failure to achieve physical goals, for nearly 11% of the global female population, diet and exercise won’t ever be enough to see a change. What

01/14/2019
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Lymph Sparing Liposuction – How Does It Work?

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Liposuction continues to be one of the most effective ways to treat lipedema symptoms and provide long standing results. Lymph sparing liposuction is a special type of liposuction that is designed for patients looking for St Louis lipedema treatment. Our surgeon and nurses go through every precaution available to make sure our patient’s exposure to any associated risks are kept minimal. These precautions can include ensuring the lymphatic system is functioning at its best, avoiding general anesthesia, removing varicose veins, limiting the amount of fat removed, and using surgical techniques

10/2/2018
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Lipedema Exercise and Nutrition: Self-Care

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Lipedema is a debilitating condition that develops in approximately 11% of all women in the world. This chronic condition occurs when fat cells build up to abnormally large volumes in the thighs and legs. While lipedema primarily only impacts women, it has been seen in a very rare set of cases in men. While the causes of lipedema are still unknown, research has found that it usually develops during or after puberty. Unfortunately, there is no cure for lipedema, but there are several life choices that can help with minimizing

07/17/2018
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5 Things You Don’t Know About Lipedema

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Lipedema is a condition characterized by a disproportionate and abnormal amount of fat tissue typically found throughout the legs. Information about this serious condition is scarce but continues to grow every day. Some tips are harder to find than others. Here are five things you may not know about lipedema. Often Misdiagnosed Lipedema is unfortunately misdiagnosed at a high rate as individuals just being overweight or obese. Lipedema can also be easily misdiagnosed as lymphedema, which involves a considerable amount of swelling. When diagnosed correctly, lipedema is found to be

05/15/2018
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Living with Lipedema

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  Developing lipedema can be a painful and life changing experience for the worse. Women who are diagnosed with lipedema often experience a decrease in the quality of life due to the development and symptoms of this unfortunate condition. It is important to understand how lipedema works if you or a loved one is starting to experience the onset of symptoms. Here is some information regarding how the many women who are diagnosed with lipedema live with this condition everyday. What It Does Lipedema is the condition that is characterized

07/6/2017
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Top Differences of Lipedema and Lymphedema

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You may have heard the terms lipedema and lymphedema, and as the names sound so similar, it’s possible that you may think they are essentially the same thing. However, that is not the case. In fact, there are many differences and it is important to know the differences between lipedema and lymphedema, especially if you may be suffering from one or the other. The Basic Differences Between Lipedema and Lymphedema First, of all the pronunciation, and spelling of each of these conditions is different. Lipedema is pronounced “lip-eh-deem-ah,” while Lymphedema

06/20/2017
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Dr. Wright Delivers Important Presentation on the Lipedema Disease

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Recently, Dr. Thomas Wright, medical director of Laser Lipo and Vein Center, was a featured speaker at the Fat Disorders Research Society Conference. This important conference was held in Salt Lake City April 28th – 29th. During his presentation, he spoke about lipedema disease and why this condition often goes untreated, as well as his leading treatment and the symptoms of lipedema that patients need to be aware of. About the Fat Disorders Research Society The Fat Disorders Research Society is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the improvement

06/13/2017
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Kim Kardashian Does not have Lipedema

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As a physician who diagnoses and treats lipedema, I was very concerned and disappointed in the misunderstandings and incorrect information put forward in recent National Enquirer magazine story, “Kim’s bubble butt is going to Burst” (Source ). Not only does this article’s highly exaggerated title reflect a clickbait falsehood rooted in myth and misinformation, the many claims made by the article are also completely false and highly irresponsible. First off, let’s begin with the highly unrealistic claim that the article makes: “Bottom heavy Kim Kardashian is battling an incurable butt

05/15/2017
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Exciting TREAT Study Concerning the Understanding of Lipedema

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It should be noted that those who are obese may not be that way because they eat too much food. There are some who have fat tissue that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Interestingly, you may not be large or overweight and still suffer from these conditions because of an adipose tissue disorder. Recently, a new program called Treatment, Research and Education of Adipose Tissue, or TREAT, was started through a $1.5 million gift from the Lipedema Foundation. The program is based at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson.

03/6/2017
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Liposuction Procedure Can Increase Quality of Life for Lipedema Patients

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According to a recent study, patients suffering from lipedema have shown a significant reduction in fatty tissue after liposuction treatment. The study, presented at the 23rd Annual World Congress of Dermatology, showed that these patients experienced improved body proportions and shape after liposuction. During the study, 164 patients underwent several years of lipedema treatment that included tumescent liposuction. Researchers conducting the study found a considerable reduction of fatty tissue. The overall body shape improvement was shown to lead to an increased quality of life because the majority of the subjects

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