If you struggle with fat, especially disproportionately distributed on your thighs, butt, hips, maybe upper arms, and you've efforted to reduce to no avail, you might have a fat disorder called lipedema (lipoedema in Europe). This site is dedicated to raising awareness and offering education about this little-known and generally misdiagnosed disease. We hope you find answers here.

I'm Catherine Seo, PhD. I founded Lipedema Simplifed LLC in 2013 to try and find answers. It's been an amazing and miraculous journey that I am profoundly grateful for. This website is about my personal journey and discovery with lipedema...

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Documentary Producer and Director

Co-Founded The Lipedema Project with Mark L. Smith, MD, FACS
Executive Director of The Friedman Center for Breast and Lymphatic Surgery at Northwell Health in New York

Executive Director, The Lipedema Project

...and trying to piece together a complex puzzle.

It is also about our shared journey . . .

November 13, 2014

Woman With Incurable ’10 Stone Leg’ Condition Tells Of Constant Pain And Hope For Treatment

September 21, 2014

Treatment Center for Lipedema in GA

September 16, 2014

News about lipedema spreading around the world!

. . . and sharing treatment, resources and research . . .

March 3, 2016

A Closer Look at Lipedema and the Effects on the Lymphatic System

March 3, 2016

Evaluation and management of the fat leg syndrome

March 3, 2016

Water Jet-Assisted Liposuction for Patients with Lipoedema: Histologic and Immunohistologic Analysis of the Aspirates of 30 Lipoedema Patients

. . . and connecting.

March 3, 2016

Human Med Feature

March 3, 2016


March 3, 2016

UK News

March 3, 2016

MeSH identification number for lipedema

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Your Body's Own Wisdom

"There is no hospital or medical school or doctor on earth that has the wisdom or intelligence of your own body. If you learn to listen to your own body, you will have health that no doctor, hospital or medicine can provide.

Your body will tell you what and how much you should eat, how you should exercise, when you should rest and what you should do to heal any illness that you got before you began really listening to your body.

Stop putting all your faith in doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. And start putting it where it belongs - in the miraculous healing being that is your own body.

Reclaim your authority over you."     ~Peter Cutler