Thursday, 21 July 2016

Lipoedema treatment - tumescent liposuction, VASER

I was fortunate enough to attend the Lipoedema conference on the 24th June in Reading this year.  It was well attended and very informative for networking and sharing experiences with other professionals.
It was re-iterated that not much information was available for patients with the condition and still many GP are misdiagnosing the condition as obesity.  The training course offered by has however had overwhelming response from GPs in getting the word out.
Many GP are now recognizing the condition and referring patients in the right direction.
Some interesting data were produced by a German clinic on the success of tumescent liposuction including VASER and the treatment of Lipoedema.  It remains the only real way of preventing the condition from worsening especially when caught in the early stages (stage I or II).
Stage III requires more interventional treatments such as skin excision and reconstruction.
The key is to diagnose it in the early stages and manage it appropriately.  This includes MLD and wearing hosiery.

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