KM Surgical offers treatment for Lipoedema

Jun 29, 2024 |

Lipoedema is a condition characterised by the retention of excess fat and fluid in the lower section of the body, including the calves, thighs, and buttocks.

In some cases, patients can develop this adipose tissue disorder in their upper arms, though it rarely affects the feet or hands.

The condition presents in different stages, or levels of progression.

Those with an advanced stage of lipoedema often exhibit the classic “column leg” appearance and cuffing. Lipoedema is associated with pain, easy bruising, and a mass of nodular fat, significantly impacting the quality of life.

For those suffering from this condition, a consultation with Dr. Ken Macdonald is essential.

Please note that consultations are only available in person and not via Zoom or phone.

The procedure to treat lipoedema involves liposuction surgery, the only technique available to correct and remove the abnormal adipose tissue.

Tumescent liposuction, a surgical treatment involving the application of local anaesthesia, allows the removal of fat through small cannulae without the need for general anaesthesia.

One end of the cannula is connected to a vacuum device, while the other end is inserted through a small incision in the skin to remove fat via aspiration.

Multiple treatments with liposuction may be necessary to relieve symptoms and improve the condition long-term.

For further information about the lipoedema procedure and to make inquiries, please email [email protected].

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