Lipedema in the News

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Dr. Thomas Wright MD RVT FACP, Medical director of Laser Lipo and Vein Center will hold an informal and free seminar about causes and treatment options for Lipedema. O’Fallon, MO- Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Staybridge Suites in O’Fallon Missouri at 9:30am, Dr. Thomas Wright will hold an informal educational seminar about Lipedema.
 
Lipedema also known as “Painful Fat Syndrome” is a disease that is underappreciated and often misdiagnosed. The disease affects ten percent of women. It causes fat to be swollen and disproportionate primarily in the lower limbs and can spread to the abdomen and arms. Many women who suffer from Lipedema are not aware that they are actually being affected by this disease, and rather think that they are just overweight or obese. Wright will discuss causes and stages of Lipedema as well as how Lipedema is diagnosed. He will also discuss conservative treatment options such as diet and supplements, physical therapy, and compression Surgical options such as lymph sparing suction lipectomy will also be discussed. Wright is one of the few surgeons in the country who diagnoses patients with Lipedmea and performs the lymph sparing lipectomy surgery. The event is expected to last about three hours, and is free of charge. Attendees will then have the opportunity to be evaluated for Lipedema on Thursday afternoon or on Friday. Insurance will be billed for the evaluation, or patients may opt to pay out of pocket for the evaluation. Those who chose to be evaluated will also have an opportunity to discuss treatment options both conservative, and surgical with Wright. Representatives from Tactile Medical, makers of the Flexitouch compression pump, and from Sigvaris compression garments will also be attending the event to speak with attendees about conservative treatment options. A light lunch will be served following the event. A block of rooms is reserved at a discounted rate for out of town attendees at the Staybridge Suites. For more information or to RSVP for the event, please call Laser Lipo and Vein Center at 636-397-4012. To reserve a room at Staybridge Suites for this event please call 636-300-0999.
 


 

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Instagram star Randalin has is someone with lipedema who is not shy about her large hips and thighs from lipedema. In fact Randalin seems to have embraced her shape and see her curves as assets.

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After receiving the diagnosis of Lipedema, all heads turn to the Internet for the glory answers of what, how, and the why. And of course, who else? You view minimal reporting from doctors and remind yourself, “That’s probably why my family doctor thought I had painful cellulite.” Yes, you are shocked, and agree to never return to a doctor who believes in such falseness. By the way, we did our research and indeed, there is no such thing as painful cellulite.

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Meet Dr. Wright

Dr. Wright

Meet Dr. Thomas Wright, medical director of Laser Lipo and Vein Center. Dr. Wright is a board certified Phlebologist and cosmetic surgery specialist, with over 15 years of practicing experience. A graduate of the University of Missouri Columbia medical program, Dr. Wright was one of the first two hundred surgeons to become a diplomate in Phlebology.

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