There is no simple blood test or scan to diagnose Lipoedema, so the diagnosis is made by history and physical examination.
TREATMENT OF LIPOEDEMA
CONSERVATIVE TREATMENTS Low inflammation diet, Calorie controlled diet, low impact exercise such as walking, aqua aerobics and yoga, vibration plates, MLD therapy, Endermologie, Customised Lipoedema Compression garments, Sequential Intermittent Pneumatic Compression devices.
SURGICAL TREATMENT OF LIPOEDEMA Liposuction is a surgical treatment to remove stubborn fat, limit disability and slow disease progression and reduce the risk of permanent lymphatic dysfunction.
Water Assisted Liposuction ( WAL Lipo or BODY JET) is a precise and gentle technique where a high power water jet separates and dislodges the fat cells from the surrounding tissues with minimal damage to the lymphatics, while the suction simultaneously removes the fat that has been dislodged.
The best results are seen in patients who are proactive and diligent with all conservative treatments methods before and after surgery.
Dr Somia has been successfully treating lipoedema patients since 2013. To schedule a time to see Dr Somia please call us on 9387 2110 or send us an email via our contact page.
Please see our free information booklet here: Lipoedema Guide
SUPPORT NETWORK: My patients find it helpful to be a part of the support groups such as LASS, which facilitates exchange of information that lot of patients find useful. The Lipedema Foundation ( USA) and the Fat Disorders Society are research organisations. For more information please see www.lass.org.au, www.lipedema.org and www.fatdisorders.org