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Lipedema Blog

04/2/2021
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How Quickly Does Lipedema Progress?

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There’s nothing more frustrating than sticking closely to an exercise routine and never deviating from a diet without any results to show for it. While some may attribute this scenario to a subpar attempt at fighting fat, for many, there is an underlying medical reason that weight isn’t being lost despite a concentrated effort. When diet and exercise aren’t doing the trick and in some cases, weight continues to accumulate over time, it’s time to look more closely at what could be causing this to happen. Nearly 17-million women in

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03/1/2021
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Life After Lipedema Surgery

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Hi everyone – it’s Cat again! If you haven’t read my story or seen any of my videos before, I’m a long-time patient of Dr. Wright and am working towards completing a total of five Lipedema liposuction surgeries with him. I’ve put together some helpful tips and a bit about my story, and you can find all my videos on Dr. Wrights YouTube channel. At the end of February, I hit the one-year mark since undergoing my second Lipedema surgery. My initial goal was to get all five surgeries completed

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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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05/16/2020
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My Legs Look Fat – Is that Normal?

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Getting an initial diagnosis for Lipedema is typically time-consuming, challenging, and emotionally draining. Why? Because the misdiagnosis starts from a very early age and comes from those closest to us, and even from the patient themselves. Those of us suffering from Lipedema commonly hear phrases like, “You’re just big-boned,” or, “You have a pear shape, it’s just your body.” Family members are quick to suggest that larger bodies or a specific body shape run in the family, and there’s not much we can do about it. While the assertion is

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05/1/2020
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First-Hand Experiences of Lipedema & the Benefits of Treatment

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Still unsure if you have Lipedema? Worried about all the unknowns of seeking treatment? You’re not alone! Meet Cat, one of the numerous women with lipedema, Dr. Wright’s patient who travels from Austin, Texas to St. Louis to complete her five scheduled lipedema surgeries. Cat is a writer, a women’s health advocate, and has a passion for documenting her journey and helping other women through it. As long as she can remember, Cat has struggled with her weight. She was never considered an obese child or teen, was active in

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05/1/2020
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Real-Life Experience with Lymph Sparing Liposuction

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In this blog, Cat K shares her real-life experience with lymph sparing liposuction to treat her lipedema. When the Solution is More Painful Than the Problem My first Lipedema surgery was at the end of 2019. For weeks after, I did not open my laptop, except the occasional Netflix in bed. To say I was underprepared for the pain and disruption that came with this surgery does not do my folly justice. I was both overly confident and naive. Stubborn and headstrong. And ultimately, humbled and overcome. It stripped me of my

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05/1/2020
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Real Life Experience with Lipedema by Cat Karwick

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In this blog, a woman shares her very real experience finding out she has lipedema.   Lipedema Ruined and Saved This Fat Girl’s Life In my 30 years of life, or at least over the last ten years, my weight and chronic pain has left me at a loss. I’ve tried every crash diet that exists — Keto, HCG, Phentermine, low-fat & high-protein, intermittent fasting, and the Beyoncé detox of spicy lemon water. I’ve trained and ran half marathons, hired personal trainers, seen a nutritionist, and eventually, when my anxiety

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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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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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