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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 MD RVT FACPh, and meet representatives of Tactile Medical. The seminar is free. A Complimentary Healthy light lunch will be provided.
ACCOMODATIONS: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Staybridge Suites at a discounted rate for this event. You must mention the Laser Lipo and Vein Center block when reserving your hotel room in order to receive the discounted rate. Call 636-300-0999 or visit
For questions about the seminar please email Brandy at or call 636 614 1665.

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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