Candidates for lymphatic sparing liposuction will have symptoms of the disorder that make this type of fat reduction a medical necessity. Lipedema is a progressive condition so the more that this fibrous fat accumulates on your body, the more difficult it is to remove without surgery. Lipedema is not a cosmetic issue. At TLC, we treat lipedema as a medical issue because without surgery, it can:
Making the decision to have a surgical procedure early in a diagnosis can be a huge decision. Dr. Schwartz wants you and all lipedema candidates to be assured that he understands your point of view. If you are a candidate for lymphatic sparing liposuction, he wants you to know that if you have this procedure in Stage I or II, it may prevent some of the health consequences that lead to the later stages of lipedema. We want to help you make the right decision for your health.
While not all lipedema patients will require every advanced intervention, this is a great list of strategies (among others) Dr. Schwartz will provide you before your surgery. By following his instructions and guidance, you should have less swelling, inflamed tissue, soreness, malaise, and less mobility in your treatment area after surgery.