Frequently Asked Questions About Lipedema

General questions

He lipedema is a disease that consists of accumulation of fat in the extremities, mainly the legs, leaving the affected area disproportionate to the rest of the body.

In Europe it is called “lipoedema”, but in Spain we have preferred to call it lipedema, a term that is used in practice in Spain. 

It can also be known as Adipocyanosis, Adiposalgia, Segmental or regional adiposis, Painful adiposis (or adiposis), Edematous adiposites (or adiposis), Spongious adiposites, Dercum's disease, Lipalgia, Lipodystrophy, Lipohyperplasia / Painful lipohypertrophy.

Lipedema is a disease that is mainly treated by plastic surgeons. You can find your lipedema specialist in our directory.

The obesity It is a disease that affects the whole body, that is, excess fat is produced in different parts of the body. Meanwhile he lipedema there is only excess fat in the legs or arms.

The diet can help us to prevent the disease from getting worse, but it is not the solution for cure lipedema.

He lipedema affects both legs equally, while the lymphedema it only affects one leg.

Despite the fact that since 2018 it has been recognized by the WHO as a disease, it is not covered by social security at the moment. For any lipedema treatment you must go to a private clinic. 

Surgical treatments

The liposuction WAL It costs between € 5,000 and € 6,000.

The lipedema intervention can last between 1 and 2 hours. The time depends on each particular case and on the area to be intervened.

Yes the liposuction WAL it is a safe treatment, always following the surgeon's instructions

To cure lipedema it is necessary to undergo various operations, which are determined based on the characteristics of each patient.

The results begin to be visible a few weeks after the operation, when inflammation is reduced.

Before performing any treatment, you must pass a review with your doctor, who will determine the conditions in which you can undergo treatment.

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