Lipedema Treatment


Lipedema is a complex and commonly misunderstood disease. Many women who suffer from the condition have been told repeatedly that they should focus on losing weight and that there is no cure – but nothing could be further from the truth. At The Roxbury Institute, we have the ability to remove the diseased fat that’s causing the issue, restoring a more proportionate and slender body contour.

Understanding lipedema

Lipedema is a fat storage disease.

It causes a disproportionate amount of fat to accumulate in the legs, abdomen and arms, creating a swollen appearance. And, because the condition reflects a problem with the way the body stores fat, it can affect both obese and thin individuals.

A commonly misdiagnosed disease, many patients are wrongly advised by their physicians to lose weight in order to improve their appearance. However, the reality is that no amount of exercise or dieting can prevent or cure lipedema. Rather, the issue needs to be addressed by a surgeon who is experienced in safely and effectively treating the condition.

Your initial consultation

Your initial consultation is critical to the success of your lipedema treatments, because it’s when we plan for your procedure. During this one-hour appointment with one of our doctors, we will evaluate your entire body as a whole to determine exactly where the disproportionate areas are located. This ensures that we target excess fat in the right areas and remove enough volume to create a more proportionate body contour – without overcorrecting. From there, we will compose a customized treatment plan designed to restore balance and harmony to your figure, creating a body you’ll be excited to show off.

What to expect during your lipedema treatments

In treating lipedema for our Beverly Hills patients, we have two primary goals. To begin, we want to remove all of the diseased fat from the disproportionate areas of your body, creating a contoured and appealing aesthetic result. In addition, we want to reduce the pain and symptoms that are associated with your condition, so you can enjoy renewed confidence and an enhanced quality of life.

To accomplish these two goals, we will use innovative tumescent water-assisted liposuction. A highly tailored and technical method, this procedure allows our dermatologic surgeons to reduce excess fat and contour the body in incredible ways. We believe this is the safest option for lipedema treatment, as it does not require general anesthesia, minimizes bleeding, ensures a rapid recovery period and results in less pain, discomfort and bruising when compared to other approaches.

To begin your procedure, we will administer local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. This means you’ll be conscious, but you won’t experience any pain. From there, we will create tiny incisions in the treatment area and place a variety of cannulas through the openings, breaking up deep and surface layers of fat until all of the diseased tissue has been removed. Although curing lipedema can be difficult, with our advanced approach and years of experience we have had great success helping our Beverly Hills patients overcome this complex condition and relieve their painful symptoms.

Schedule your consultation today

If you’re interested in becoming an exclusive client of The Roxbury Institute, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our Beverly Hills office today, and let us help you achieve the youthful beauty and optimal wellness you deserve.

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