Tuesday, July 21, 2020 – Episode 011

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - Episode 011
By: Raeann Sparks, BFA, BEd

Types of Lipedema

  • Lipedema does not look exactly the same in each person.
  • The 5 types of lipedema can be described as clothing.
    • Type 1 looks like a woman is wearing a puffy baby’s diaper covering pants made of lipedema fat.
    • Type 2 looks like bloomers to the knee or joggers.
    • Type 3 looks like harem pants to the ankle.
    • Type 4 only describes arms. It looks like mutton-chopped sleeves to the elbow, or like poet sleeves to the wrist.
    • Type 5 looks like padded greaves, where calves are only affected.
  • No matter what type, lipedema is not just fat, and needs special treatment.