Does Lyphedema around knees prohibit liposuction on knees?
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Lymphedema and Liposuction
Terence M. Myckatyn, MD
Liposuction - is it ok in an area of lymphedema
- You should still be able to have the liposuction.
- However - tell your plastic surgeon and provide her/him with a copy of the report.
- A lot depends on whether you have chronic severe swelling from the lymphedema and how extensive the damage is to the lymphatic system.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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