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04/24/2020
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Specialized Liposuction Prevents Lipedema Progression

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Lipedema is an underdiagnosed condition that roughly impacts 16 million women in the United States each year. Symptoms of lipedema include the development of fat tissue and more extreme symptoms like aggressive pain and swollen skin. Lipedema can be identified by a disproportionate buildup of fat tissue in the lower half of the body. While there is no cure for lipedema, there are recommended treatment options that can help you alleviate some of these symptoms and prevent further lipedema progression. Specialized Liposuction Can Help You Most lipedema treatment options will

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04/20/2020
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Are Lipedema Patients at Increased Risk for COVID-19?

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The arrival of COVID-19 on the global health scene has put the vast majority of the population in a position where there seem to simply be more questions than answers. As this new strain has made its way across the planet, experts have been working hard to identify trends, put protective orders in place, and ultimately, look for a cure for something that’s undeniably difficult to contain. It’s generally assumed that a little can go a long way in preventing the spread of COVID-19, but one of the most daunting

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04/15/2020
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A COVID-19 Update from Lipedema.net

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Learn more about how to protect yourself and others during this time of crisis!

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04/9/2020
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Dilated Blood and Lymphatic Microvessels, Angiogenesis, Increased Macrophages, and Adipocyte Hypertrophy in Lipedema Thigh Skin and Fat Tissue

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Dilated Blood and Lymphatic Microvessels, Angiogenesis, Increased Macrophages, and Adipocyte Hypertrophy in Lipedema Thigh Skin and Fat Tissue

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03/11/2020
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The Difference Between Normal Fat & Lipedema Fat

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When it comes to lipedema, there are plenty of unfortunate stories regarding individuals looking for a proper diagnosis who are told they are only obese. There is a clear difference between regular fat and lipedema body fat tissue that accumulates with lipedema that can be observed by the trained eye. Lipedema is associated with a buildup of subcutaneous adipose fat tissue; adipose tissue is used for long term energy storage. Our organs, such as the liver and kidneys, require fat tissue for proper metabolic functioning. Another form of adipose fat

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03/5/2020
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Body Vibration & Dry Brushing for Lipedema & Relieving the Symptoms

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While there is no permanent cure to treat lipedema, there are a variety of options you can utilize to manage its symptoms. Limb heaviness and tenderness are often caused by lymphatic congestion. Lymph drainage massage, compression garments, and pump therapy are effective and popular nonsurgical options to improve lymphatic congestion and its symptoms. Another great way to manage your lipedema symptoms is through body vibration and dry brushing for lipedema. These alternative options can help circulate the lymph fluids in your body and provide much needed relief. Take a look

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01/21/2020
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Common Myths About Lipedema 2019

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Lipedema is one of the most misunderstood medical conditions in the practice of medicine. A lipedema diagnosis can take months if you do not have a knowledgeable physician to help you along the way. In fact, most information on the web points to the common misdiagnoses of lipedema instead of factual information. To help you better understand lipedema, here are some common myths surrounding the disease lipedema in 2019 that are simply not true: Lipedema is NOT Obesity Most patients have been told incorrectly that their lipedema is in fact

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01/17/2020
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All About Fat Embolism

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If you have done your own research to learn about any possible risks associated with liposuction, you may have come across fat embolism. Unfortunately, risks will always be associated with cosmetic procedures, but the chance of a fat embolism occurring is dramatically low. Trained surgeons and advancing technology make liposuction procedures far safer than they were in the past. Here is what you need to know about fam embolisms: What Are They? Fat embolisms are a mass substance that can break off your vein and travel through the blood vessel.

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01/5/2020
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Liposuction Does Come with Risks

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Lipedema is a life-changing disease that can greatly impact everyday life. Seeking out treatment is a big ordeal, and with each treatment option available there are certain risks that must be reviewed. Liposuction is typically a safe and effective procedure when performed by trained hands and additional precautions are followed. Current technology allows properly trained vascular, cosmetic plastic surgeons to remove the subcutaneous fat tissue safely and greatly reduce the impact lipedema has on your mobility as long as specialized surgical techniques are followed which limit injury to lymphatics. However,

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12/18/2019
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Compression Pump Therapy for Lipedema

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The symptoms of lipedema can be extremely difficult to manage without the proper treatment plan. Lipedema is a condition that causes disproportionate fat buildup in the limbs, but it can also cause other adverse effects, such as fluid buildup in your limbs that is the result of the lymphatic system malfunctioning. When this occurs, your lymphatic system is unable to properly drain fluid back through the system. A variety of treatment options that are effective include compression garments and Complete Decongestive Therapy. Another option to help you manage your symptoms

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