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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 & Director

Special appreciation for Mark L. Smith, MD, FACS, Executive Director of The Friedman Center for Breast and Lymphatic Surgery at Northwell Health in New York for co-founding, co-directing and funding the beginnings of the Lipedema Project.

Founder & CEO, The Lipedema Project

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

It is also about our shared journey . . .

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

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

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A Closer Look at Lipedema and the Effects on the Lymphatic System By Joachim Zuther, on December 13th, 2012 Lymphedema BLOG - posting on the relationship of lymphedema and lipoedema.

Evaluation and management of the fat leg syndrome

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Evaluation and management of the fat leg syndrome click here for pdf download Warren AG, Janz BA, Borud LJ, Slavin SA Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2007 Jan;119(1):9e-15e. Abstract LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Discuss the initial…

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

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Water Jet-Assisted Liposuction for Patients with Lipoedema: Histologic and Immunohistologic Analysis of the Aspirates of 30 Lipoedema Patients click here for pdf download J. J. Stutz Æ D. Krahl Abstract Lipoedema is a fat distribution disorder causing massive, bilaterally symmetrical enlargement of the lower and in some cases the upper…

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