Lipedema in Tampa, FL

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Lipedema Surgery in Tampa, FL

Lipedema surgery, also known as liposuction for lipedema, is a procedure aimed at reducing the abnormal fat deposits that characterize the condition. Lipedema is a chronic disorder of adipose tissue that typically affects the legs and sometimes the arms, leading to disproportionate fat accumulation, pain, and bruising.

THE TYPES OF LIPOSUCTION FOR LIPEDEMA:

Tumescent Liposuction: The most common technique, involving the injection of a large volume of a solution containing saline, lidocaine (anesthetic), and epinephrine (to reduce bleeding) before fat removal.

Water-Jet Assisted Liposuction (WAL): Uses a jet of water to loosen fat cells, which are then removed by suction. This method is gentler on the tissue.

Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL): Uses a vibrating cannula to break up fat cells, making it easier to remove the fat. 4. **Laser-Assisted Liposuction (LAL)**: Employs laser energy to liquefy fat before suctioning it out. This method can also help tighten the skin. This is the usual method we use at Arviv Plastic Surgery.

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The Benefits of Treatment:

Symptom Relief:

  • Reduction of pain, heaviness, and bruising.
  • Improved Mobility: Lessened bulk and weight of affected limbs can enhance movement and overall physical function.
  • Cosmetic Improvement: More proportional body shape and appearance.
  • Potential for Slowing Disease Progression: Although not curative, surgery can slow the worsening of symptoms.

The Risks and Considerations

  • Infection: Like any surgical procedure, there’s a risk of infection.
  • Scarring: Though minimal, there is always some degree of scarring.
  • Swelling and Bruising: Common post-operative effects that typically subside over time.
  • Anesthesia Risks: General or local anesthesia carries its own set of risks.
  • Incomplete Removal: Not all lipedema fat may be removed in one session, potentially requiring multiple procedures.

Recovery

  • Compression Garments: Essential for reducing swelling and supporting tissues during healing.
  • Pain Management: Pain medications may be prescribed to manage post-operative discomfort.
  • Follow-Up: Regular follow-up appointments are necessary to monitor progress and address any complications.

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Suitability

Not all patients with lipedema are suitable candidates for surgery. The decision to undergo liposuction should be based on the severity of symptoms, overall health, and the potential benefits and risks of the procedure. A thorough consultation with a specialist experienced in treating lipedema is essential.

What Are The Alternatives

  • Conservative Management: Includes compression therapy, manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), and lifestyle modifications (diet and exercise).
  • Psychological Support: Counseling or therapy to manage the emotional impact of the condition. Lipedema surgery can significantly improve the quality of life for many patients, but it’s essential to have realistic expectations and understand that it is not a cure for the underlying disorder.

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Why Choose Arviv Plastic Surgery for Lipedema Surgery in Tampa, FL?

When you have your lipedema procedure in Tampa at our surgical center, you can be assured you are in good hands.

Our surgeons are committed to giving our patients all the information they need to make informed decisions about their aesthetic goals during our in-depth consultations. Our staff is available for questions at any time before the surgery. We meet or exceed every safety protocol during your procedure to ensure the best possible outcome for your surgery.

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