Lipedema & Liposuction? (Photo)
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Liposuction - good candidate?
- You appear to have slightly heavy legs -
- A caerful small cannula liposuction to re-shape them should be very pleasing.
- The diagnosis of lipedema is not always clear -
- You do not have the markedly excessive leg fat that that seems to be the hallmark of the condition.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
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Thank you for your question. Even though you are thin and lean, it does appear within these photos alone that you may have lipedema. I would like to understand if you are having any symptoms such as pain, swelling or easy bruisability. Also, do these symptoms run in your family. Based on these photos alone it appear you have a fullness in your legs, a subtle column like look. The fullness above your knees catches my eye. In lipedema it is a different process in fat storage. It does have the subtle look to lipedema and it would be considered to be early stage one of lipedema. To get an official diagnosis we would need to evaluate you and discuss your symptoms. Please be sure to seek a board-certified surgeon for a proper evaluation and diagnosis. Thank you and best wishes.
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