It’s extremely resistant to diet and exercise and can be very painful. Lipedema affects almost 11% of the female population.The cause of Lipedema is unknown, but some studies suggest it’s genetic. Because it primarily occurs in women, it may also be related to estrogen and progesterone. Before Airsculpt® fat removal was developed, liposuction was one of the only long-term treatments for Lipedema.
Today, we use the patented AirSculpt® procedure to help patients from around the world suffering from Lipedema. Patients are pleased with their results and report they are permanent as long as there’s no new weight gain.
The AirSculpt® procedure removes fat and sculpts areas of the body to create a more pleasing and well-proportioned body shape. This is essential in treating Lipedema since the condition can create column-like, progressive accumulations of leg fat down to the ankles. Our treatment allows for as much lymphatic drainage as possible while giving patients more balanced proportions. We typically treat inner thighs, knees, calves, ankles (if necessary) and rear thighs to remove as much fat as possible and help legs return to a size proportional to the upper body.
Results begin to take effect about a month after an AirSculpt® procedure with legs getting progressively smaller over the next six months. We believe the key to AirSculpt® success is the procedure’s extremely gentle motion and size of the cannula used to remove the fat. Together, they help preserve as much precious lymphatic tissue as possible. Although AirSculpt® is not curative, it can improve mobility, improve functionality for daily living and reduce pain to improve quality of life.