Thursday, July 30, 2020 – Episode 020

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - Episode 020
By: Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA

A Review of Literature Relating to Liposuction in Women with Lipedema and Dercum's Disease

  • Today we discuss a paper by Anne Williams published 2019.
  • She reviewed 10 studies from 2006-2019 to assess the outcomes for liposuction in women with lipedema and/or Dercum’s disease.
  • She comments that although liposuction is not a cure and it’s not for everyone, it is often sought as a treatment when symptoms are perceived as severe.
  • She states that there’s not yet robust evidence to set criteria for who really is, and who is not suitable for liposuction.