Revision Lipedema Surgery
Unfortunately, there is no medical treatment that typically results in complete resolution of lipedema. Surgical options for lipedema include liposuction and lipectomy (direct removal of fat). Many major medical organizations have listed liposuction as the only effective treatment for lipedema. Liposuction and surgical excision actually remove fat cells in the calve, leg, thigh, abdomen, and arms. Once fat cells are removed there is less stress placed on lymphatics and blood vessels. Dr. Marcia Byrd utilizes a variety of liposuction techniques to remove stubborn and scarred fatty tissue.
Lipedema surgery has been found to have tremendous results in helping to alleviate the pain of lipedema and allow the patient to move around with greater ease. These are the top goals for having lipedema surgery. Of course most of Dr. Byrd’s patients hope to have some positive cosmetic results and they do. Before doing surgery on lipedema patients, Dr. Byrd explains that the results may not meet the patient’s cosmetic goals and it’s usually because the patient has unrealistic expectations. Dr. Byrd does her best to explain possible outcomes to lipedema ladies as well as the top goals for having lipedema surgery:
- To alleviate pain
- To gain greater mobility
About a year after a patient has completed her lipedema surgeries, Dr. Byrd will have them return for a follow up visit. If at that time she feels she can gain a better outcome, she will do a revision lipedema surgery.
Recently she was the guest host for Lipedema Awareness month and participated in a virtual conference to answer FAQ’s from the audience. Here is a video segment about Revision Lipedema Surgery:
When Another Lipedema Surgeon Does the Surgery
Often Dr. Byrd receives calls for ladies who had lipedema surgery from another doctor. The patient may have had an unsatisfactory experience with their surgery and would like to know if Dr. Byrd can help her. Not all doctors claiming to be lipedema experts have the ability and expertise that Dr. Byrd has. She has specialized in this disease and has performed thousands of these surgeries. She is known around the country and the world as being the best.
She is always welcoming to these patients and is open and frank with what they can expect from revision lipedema surgery. She first asks if they are still having pain from their lipedema areas and if they are still having difficulty in movement. If you have had unsatisfactory with lipedema surgery elsewhere, don’t hesitate to cal Byrd Lipedema Surgery Center to see how they can help you.
Marcia Byrd, MD is based north of Atlanta, GA in Roswell, GA. She routinely sees patients for lipedema from throughout the United States and Europe. Her patients fly into Hartfield-Jackson International airport which is about 30 minutes from her office. She has numerous hotel suggestions that are not far from her office. Click here to see the list+
For more information about Lipedema visit the Lipedema Foundation’s website+