This patient came to Total Lipedema Care with concerns about the excess skin and pain she was experiencing under her arms. During her consultation, Dr. Jaime Schwartz diagnosed her with Lipedema, and he developed a treatment plan to combat the symptoms she was experiencing and remove the oversized lipedema nodules.
This result is three-weeks post-operation that included Lymphatic Sparing Liposuction and Manual Lipedema Extraction. This patient did not have a lymphatic sparing arm lift. Once the lipedema nodules are removed from the arms, many patient’s skin retracts, and a lymphatic sparing arm lift may not be necessary. During the procedure, Dr. Schwartz removed 500 cc’s of fat in the right arm and 600 cc’s of fat from the left arm.
Dr. Schwartz does evaluate the elasticity and integrity of each patient’s skin to determine whether or not a lymphatic sparing arm lift would be needed as a part of the patient’s long-term treatment plan.