Introducing This Exclusive Webinar From Dr Mark Hanikeri
In recent years, there has been a rising awareness of the condition called lipoedema (American spelling Lipoedema).
Lipoedema is a common chronic condition occurring in 1 in 11 women where they have significant fat accumulation, particularly around the thighs and legs.
Patients with lipoedema may be healthy body weight, though they are sometimes overweight, leading to a delay and confusion with the diagnosis. Patients are particularly troubled by excess fat in their lower limbs which is often reported to be very painful. The fat has a lumpy quality to it, and there is usually a sharp demarcation where the tissues return to average below the ankles (the feet are spared). There may be varicose veins or dilated capillaries, and the skin becomes soft, fragile, and bruises easily.
Over time, with the progression of the condition, there may be obstruction or damage to further lymphatics giving rise to fluid accumulation and eventually lymphodema (Lipo-lymphoedema or stage IV lipoedema).
In this webinar Dr Mark Hanikeri will explain what lipoedema is and discuss surgical treatment options. This webinar will outline lipoedema diagnosis, the procedures available along with risks and complications.