Frequent questions

Lipedema Clinic » Frequent questions

He Lipedema It is a disease that favors accumulation of fat in the extremities, mainly the legs. Furthermore, it leaves the area it affects disproportionate to the rest of the body.

Dr. Weigand's clinic has developed a 12 question test in which the questions that could indicate that you suffer from Lipedema have been concentrated. But, the final verdict must be made in a personal consultation with the doctor, since a medical evaluation is necessary to make sure whether or not you suffer from Lipedema.

Yes, what causes the pain and aching sensation in the legs is the accumulation of adipose tissue. The pain usually occurs due to the hardening of the skin due to compacted fat accumulations. The skin loses initial elasticity, and fat hinders the functioning of the joints, thus causing aches and pains.

It is highly recommended maintain a healthy life and exercise daily, but that does not guarantee that Lipedema will disappear since it does not address the origin of the problem. It only alleviates, and in some cases, so to speak, the adverse effects caused by Lipedema.

There is no best time in terms of season to undergo surgery.. On the other hand, regarding the development of the disease, it is better to detect it before it spreads. Thus, the operation will be simpler.

There is a hereditary component. It is estimated that the 50% of women who suffer from it, they have a close relative who also suffers from it.

Usually if there is no type of particularity on the part of the patient, the intervention is outpatient, so it wouldn't be necessary.

If necessary, monitoring could be done during the day, or spend the night.

In any case, it will be Dr. Weigand who recommends it based on his criteria.

It is recommended that Do not perform high-intensity exercise until two weeks after the operation.. Returning to the sports routine has to be gradually. Dr. Weigand will give you the appropriate instructions for your case.

Not at all. Lipedema liposuction is designed to guarantee the best results against this disease and not damage the patient's lymphatic circuit. Furthermore, in the WAL liposuction a is used serum that dissolves fat accumulations to achieve a higher success rate and thus get rid of the source of the problem, the diseased adipose tissues.

In the case of the PAL liposculpture, A special cannula is used that through vibrations and tumescent anesthesia shed fatty tissue, providing security to the patient by caring for the surrounding tissues.

Once the swelling has disappeared and the skin has retracted, you can check the final result. This occurs 3 to 6 months after undergoing liposuction, once the body has adapted.

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