Surgical Treatment: The only treatment that appears to be effective in reducing the build-up of fatty tissue associated with lipedema is a procedure called Water-Jet Assisted Liposuction (WAL). This procedure can be an effective treatment with good results, but several separate operations may be necessary to remove the fat from the different parts of your body. Learn more+
Non-Surgical Treatment: can sometimes be helpful in improving pain and tenderness, preventing or reducing lipedema and improving the shape of affected limbs – although they often have little effect on the fatty tissue.
Several different treatments are designed to improve the flow and drainage of fluid in your tissues, such as:
- Compression therapy: Compression garments and wraps to increase pressure in the swollen legs and reduce fluid buildup.
- Exercise: Usually low-impact exercises, such as swimming to reduce fluid buildup and boost mobility.
- Massage: Manual drainage to stimulate the flow of lymph fluid around blocked areas to healthy vessels, where it can drain into the venous system.
- Elevating the legs
- Diuretics (tablets to flush out excess fluid)
Dr. Marcia Byrd and her team of experts care for patients throughout the United States and abroad. Locally, Dr. Byrd services the North Atlanta, GA area including Roswell GA, Alpharetta GA, Milton GA, Woodstock GA, Canton GA, Dunwoody GA, Sandy Springs, GA and more. If you suspect that you suffer from Lipedema, call (770) 587-1711 and schedule a consultation. Be the best you can be and live a full life – there is no reason to wait!