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Lipedema Blog

06/2/2021
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June Is Lipedema Awarness Month

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June is Lipedema Awareness month, one in which the Lipedema community focuses (even more than usual) on how to reach women who have lived with this painful and distressing disease. While we’ve seen great strides in awareness, insurance coverage, and slightly greater recognition of this disease in the medical community, we continue to fight an uphill battle as women are underdiagnosed or completely dismissed when discussing their struggles and side effects with their providers. As a result, our team has put together some of the most important and most impactful

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12/6/2020
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Battling Your Lipedema Insurance Coverage? You’re Not Alone.

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When it comes to Lipedema Insurance Coverage and reimbursements, there truly is no black-and-white procedure or practice for getting the healthcare you need and deserve. It’s common for patients to assume their health insurance provider will fulfill their obligation to cover important claims, especially when dealing with vital or preventative healthcare treatments. But sadly, this reality becomes a nightmare for many women seeking life-changing treatment for their lifetime suffering from Lipedema.  What is Lipedema?  Lipedema is a subcutaneous fat disorder that primarily affects the extremities (legs, arms). Its progression is

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06/19/2020
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Lipedema and Lymphedema Webinar June 11, 2020

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Lipedema and Lymphedema Webinar: Mythbusting and Case Controversies   Join this lively and interactive discussion with Dr. Wright and other experts!   Jun 11, 2020 08:00 PM   Watch Seminar Here

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10/22/2019
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The Fathers of Lipedema Surgery: Dr. Gerhard Sattler

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While lipedema has been recognized for quite some time now, the idea behind lipedema liposuction is still considered to be a recent development. Treatment for lipedema using liposuction is the brainchild of German dermatologist and surgeon Dr. Gerhard Sattler. He began his studies at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University located in Frankfurt, where he received his degree in human medicine. Dr. Sattler completed his doctoral studies in 1988 and became a long-term physician with Darmstadt Hospital. Dr. Sattler’s studies started a journey that would eventually lead him to create liposuction

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06/28/2019
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Save the Date

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Lipedema Educational Seminar WHERE: Meeting Room at Staybridge Suites O’Fallon 1155 Technology Drive, O’Fallon, MO 63368 WHEN: Thursday, June 14, 9 am to Noon. WHAT: A casual, educational seminar that will discuss what Lipedema is, how it is diagnosed, and the stages of Lipedema. Conservative and surgical treatments will also be discussed. Dr Vincenza Cifarelli, from Member of Washington University Research Team will be on hand to discuss current NIH funded study looking at Lipedema and Fat Metabolism. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, meet Dr. Thomas Wright

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06/28/2019
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Free Lipedema Informational Seminar

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Mon, May 13, 2019, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM CDT Facebook Event Laser Lipo & Vein Center 830 Waterbury Falls Drive #Suite 202 O’Fallon, MO 63368 REGISTER HERE

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04/9/2018
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FDRS Press Release

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Dr. Wright will be speaking at the Fat Disorders Research Society Convention on April 28th, 2018 at the Double Tree Dallas, where he will shed light on various elements of Lipedema Disease. Difficulties in diagnosing the disorder, effects and causes of it, and the most cutting-edge treatments available today will all be discussed. As a board-certified physician and specialist in Lymphatic and Venous Medicine and the industry leader in treating Lipedema Disease, Dr. Wright is sure to provide a valuable perspective at this great event. Lipedema is a type of

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02/14/2018
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Project: Genetic Risk Factors and Corresponding Mechanisms Underlying Lipedema

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  Lipedema is a painful and debilitating condition affecting approximately 10% of adult women. It is characterized by excessive and painful fat in gynoid areas (buttocks, hips, legs) and a relatively small waist circumference. By capitalizing on multiple complementary studies, we seek to robustly identify genetic risk factors for lipedema and follow-up on specific loci by measuring gene expression levels in affected and unaffected fat tissue. By identifying the genes that cause lipedema, we can identify physiological mechanisms that may be therapeutically acted upon, and potentially make predictions of an

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