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11/5/2019
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Best Practices for Management of Lipedema

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When dealing with lipedema, patients will not experience a quick, single-treatment recovery but instead a lifelong ordeal that can be difficult to maintain. How you handle your lipedema can make all the difference when it comes to everyday life activities. This Lipedema management is best handled through a variety of treatment options that can help reduce the appearance of lipedema. These treatments also work to decrease various symptoms that can make movement difficult. Initial Steps for Lipedema Management The first steps for managing your lipedema symptoms usually involve more conservative

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10/16/2019
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Relief from Lipedema Symptoms via Lymph Sparing Liposuction

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While a variety of treatment options currently exist to help alleviate and reduce the symptoms of lipedema, it is often lymph sparing liposuction that provides the biggest change. Lymph sparing liposuction is often recommended for individuals diagnosed with lipedema who have not experienced significant results with initial treatment options. Lipedema left untreated, can cause significant damage to the body. When this is the case, we recommend lymph sparing liposuction. What is Lymph Sparing Liposuction? Lymph sparing liposuction is a minimally invasive treatment that uses high pressured water to loosen up lipedema

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08/6/2019
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Aetna – Clinical Policy Bulletin (CBD) Number 0031 Cosmetic Surgery

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There has been some movement from a major health insurance provider, Aetna.    Policy number 0031, which addresses Aetna’s policy on cosmetic surgery was updated on March 29, 2019.  This updated policy does include a subheading for “Liposuction for Lipedema”. The policy summarizes the literature Aetna reviewed when updating the policy.  This literature included the standard of care clinical guidelines from Dutch and German lipedema experts. The policy also reviews studies showing the benefit of liposuction for Lipedema. It is not entirely clear from the update what this means because

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06/28/2019
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Maybe being fat isn’t your fault: A look at lipedema

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On the tv show The Doctors, lipedema has once again come up. This time it’s with someone who’s big behind has made her a star. This isn’t the first time I’ve run into Raylynn on the internet. I came across her picture elsewhere, where people were less kind about her body type. I went to her Instagram account and could instantly tell what she had was lipedema. It’s just so obvious with the tiny waist and flat stomach. You can see her lipedema arms getting slightly bigger now too. Anyhow,

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06/28/2019
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Instagram Star Randalin’s Medical Condition – Lipedema

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              A little-recognized disorder, lipedema, may be responsible, says a local expert. Lipedema makes you look like you’ve been eating too much when in fact, your fat cells are retaining fluids and growing exponentially larger than normal because of this condition. Instagram star Randalin 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. Read More  

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06/28/2019
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Dr Herbst and Dr Wright explain the Treat Study to help understand lipedema

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Dr. Thomas Wright and Dr. Karen Herbst go into detail on lipedema and the Treat Study. With their expertise, you will get the inside scoop of what the top doctors of today are interested in the world of lipedema and the treatments for lipedema.    

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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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03/20/2019
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Lipedema – A Devastating Disease too Often Overlooked

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An excerpt by Dr. Thomas Wright for the Vein Magazine discussing lipedema and its diagnosis. 

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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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