Question: Can you be skinny with lipedema?

Lipedema is seen in both obese and thin individuals alike. Lipedema occurs almost exclusively in women and usually appears after puberty, progressively getting worse.

Can you lose weight with lipedema?

Lipoedema patients can lose weight too. The legs will still look different to the upper body, even after weight reduction, but the symptoms are reduced.”

Am I fat or do I have lipedema?

Early signs of lipedema begin with women noticing fat developing on the legs or thighs with less focus on their midsection. Lipedema is an excessive fluid buildup seen in the hips, legs, thighs, and buttocks. In rare cases, some women also show signs of lipedema in their upper arms. The fat itself is also different.

Can lipedema cause belly fat?

Patients with lipedema (or lipoedema) can experience an abnormal buildup of body fat in different areas of the body. While this accumulation of lipedema fat occurs most in the legs, thighs, and arms, areas such as the stomach and the hips are possible too.

Can you reverse lipedema?

Although there is no specific cure, lipedema can be well-managed like many other chronic health concerns. With proper diagnosis and treatment, many lipedema patients experience a significant improvement in symptoms and do well long-term.

How do I get rid of lipedema?

Liposuction is the only treatment available to lipedema patients that eliminates the troublesome fat deposits from the legs, hips, buttocks, stomach, and/or arms. Liposuction enables doctors to improve the look of the legs and restore better mobility for the long-term.

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