Modern Techniques, Old Fashioned Care
Find out how to treat lipedema to improve your overall health and quality of life.
A large portion of the general public do not know what Lipedema is or how its caused – patients are simply categorized as being obese. Sadly, some patients describe their condition as “living in a fat suit” where no amount of dieting or exercise helps. There is help! Learn more+
Patients that suffer from lipedema know all too well that painful symptoms and discomfort lead to decreased mobility. Decreased mobility, depression, eating disorders, and difficulty with activities of daily living (ADLs), go hand-in-hand as the condition progresses. Learn more+
Effective Fat Removal
At this time Water-Jet Assisted Liposuction (WAL), is the only treatment available to remove excess fat caused by lipedema. Surrounding lymphatic, connective tissue, nerves, and blood vessels are not affected making WAL the preferred procedure. Learn more+
Meet Dr. Marcia V. Byrd, M.D.
Dr. Byrd, Medical Director at The Lipedema Liposuction Center in Roswell, GA specializes in Water-Jet Assisted Liposuction (WAL). WAL is a procedure that offers the only known treatment at this time for Lipedema. According to Dr. Byrd, “Lipedema can be one of the most frustrating conditions because it is too often misunderstood and mistaken for common obesity.” “Most patients do not find us until they are in excruciating pain or even immobile.”
Whatever stage or type you are, we are here to help. Do not be discouraged! Take action and get treatment! Lipedema will continue to progress without treatment. For more information about Dr. Marcia Byrd click here.
Treat Lipedema Fat With Water-Assisted Liposuction (WAL) – Let Us Help You!
In the human body, the lymphatic system is responsible for eliminating cellular waste products. Hundreds of miles of lymphatic tubules allow waste to be collected from body tissue and transported to the blood for elimination, a process referred to as lymphatic drainage.
When the lymphatic system is not working properly, waste and toxins can build up and make patients sick. Lymphatic congestion is a major factor leading to inflammation and disease. By stimulating the lymphatic system and helping it release toxins, dry skin brushing is a powerful detoxification aid. Learn more+
This is particularly effective for patients with lipedema as the gentler dissection using the jets of water makes it a better technique for the very delicate areas that are of a particular problem in lipedemic patients, such as the lower legs and arms.
Appreciative Lipedema Patient Expresses Her Gratitude to Dr. Byrd
My dad’s wife took this photo yesterday and I always cringe when my legs are going to be in a photo. But when I saw it, I realized really what a great job you did and that I need to get over my lifelong history of “cankles”. I still wear compression almost all the time, and know if I didn’t my legs would look a lot different because I can feel the swelling. But how wonderful to play in the water or wear shorts for a while feeling “normal”! You are awesome! C.E. SC
Do you suspect that you might be suffering from lipedema? The early signs of lipedema fool many patients into thinking that they are merely gaining weight and need to follow a more balanced diet. These individuals do not realize that lipedema affects mainly women and can go un-diagnosed until it reaches a critical phase.
Dr. Byrd and her staff of experts can review your symptoms and make a diagnosis accordingly. The most common visual symptoms include:
- Large hips, buttocks, and column-like legs with smaller upper body
- Hips, buttocks or legs that are often tender and bruise easily
- Delayed wound healing in the lower body
- Development of scar-like tissue in the lower body
- Hardened skin in the legs
Call (770) 587-1711 to schedule an appointment today!
In April 2014 I was diagnosed with Lipedema, after suffering from it for the past 10 years. After researching, I realized there were only a few doctors in the country trained on the WAL procedure and this led me to Dr. Marcia Byrd. I chose to drive from New Jersey to Georgia for the my surgeries instead of having them in NYC, even though I live in NJ. I can’t say enough nice things about her and her staff and I wish I lived closer so I could see them more often! I highly recommend The Lipedema Liposuction Center! * Read more+
JV, New Jersey
In 2003 I self diagnosed myself with lipi-lymphedema, I gained 250 pounds in one year. I was clueless as to why and started searching on the internet for edema and fat legs. I dieted, had physical therapy for manual lymph drainage with compression wrapping, and eventually a gastric bypass. The bypass allowed me to loose 300 pounds but none of it was lipedema fat. I started researching and found Dr Byrd - she is an amazing! The WAL procedure improved my body has been cosmetically as well as my gait and the way I walk. I recommend her to anyone and everyone that I can. * Read more+
If you have this condition, and are considering doing something about it to prolong your life and its quality, I strongly recommend Dr. Marcia Byrd.* Read more+