Lipedema Awareness Globally: Covered in the UK

Woman With Incurable ’10 Stone Leg’ Condition Tells Of Constant Pain And Hope For Treatment'This Morning' - 12 Nov 2014

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Lipedema segment on The Doctors TV show

lipedema2Sarah Bramblette will be featured on The Doctors TV show focusing on lipedema Tuesday October 14. See Sarah’s BLOG

and this article WHAT IS LIPEDEMA?

Video available:

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Treatment Centers for Lipedema in GA & NY


Dr Josef Stutz & Dr Marcia Byrd August 2014

The Lipedema Liposuction Center in Roswell, Georgia is now open and treating lipedema patients with WAL liposuction surgery. We have come so very far in a short time. Dr. Marcia Byrd traveled to Germany to train with Dr Josef Stutz in April 2014, and Dr Stutz traveled to the US in August training and supporting the opening of both Lipedema Centers; Dr Byrd’s Lipedema Center in GA

Dr Stutz & Dr Smith August 2014

Dr Stutz & Dr Smith
August 2014


and the Lipedema Center in NYC at Mount Sinai Beth Israel under the direction of Dr Mark Smith.

This is a wonderful beginning and appreciation go to many women in the lipedema community who helped make this happen!


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News about lipedema spreading around the world!

breaking-newsSara Bramblette, Lipedema and Lymphedema Health Activist, writes about the different stages of being newly diagnosed!

Cara Jones from Wales, UK, tells her story about diagnosis and planned surgery in Germany.

stay tuned for more to come…

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Lipedema Center opens September 2, 2014 at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Friedman Center for Lymphedema Research & Treatment in New York City

Drs Stutz & Smith

Dr Josef Stutz & Dr Mark Smith – Germany March 2014

Dr. Mark Smith, Chief of Plastic Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City opens the Lipedema Center, a part of the Friedman Center for Lymphedema Research & Treatment, offering medically reconstructive lymph sparing liposuction for lipedema on September 2, 2014. Dr. Josef Stutz, one of the top expert surgeons in lipedema from Germany, is visiting and assisting in bringing this treatment to the USA.

Dr. Smith is also Director of the newly established Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman Center for Lymphedema Research & Treatment. In addition to treatment, the Center focuses on research in the areas of lymphedema, lipedema and the underlying fat metabolism that effects both conditions.

Dr. Smith has received numerous Patients’ Choice Awards, been included in Castle Connolly’s list of Top Doctors in Plastic Surgery and New York Magazine’s Best Doctors List, and recognized by his peers as one of the “Best Doctor’s in America” for the last 14 years. Website info click here

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Online article about lipedema: Is this rare disease making you look fat?

“Lipedema primarily occurs in the legs, specifically the anterior thighs, knees and ankles,” explains Los Angeles-based dermatologic surgeon, Dr. David Amron. “It develops the appearance of tree-like, column-like legs with disproportionate fat storage and a lot of non-pitting edema, or excess swelling. Obesity is being overweight, and fat legs may just be a part of genetic disproportion, but with lipedema, there’s also prominence of swelling, and again, that sort of column-like look to the leg.”


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Scholar Alert: Lipedema Story Published by Johns Hopkins Press

Scholar Alert on my Google Alerts this morning: So maybe it’s true, one is never too old to begin a new career, get published, get a PhD, and become an advocate in a very complex healthcare system!

You Mean It’s Not My Fault: Learning about Lipedema, a Fat Disorder
CA Seo – Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, 2014
… Why was I left to struggle in a constant battle trying to accomplish the impossible? I then learned about and named “anti-fat bias” and began to unravel the answers. About Lipedema. … It was 1957. I learned about anti–fat bias young. As a kid, I started to put myself on diets. …

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ABC News Features Liposuction for Lipedema

Lipedema, a genetic issue that distributes fat disproportionately, can now be regulated using a new liposuction-like procedure.ABC News on Liposuction

For additional information go to:

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Diet and Excersie – Still Difficulty in Losing Weight with Lipedema

Diseases make losing weight tough

There is more information available about lipedema these days. Signs of progress in raising awareness. “One of the most misunderstood and unknown diseases, lipedema can strike thin and obese individuals alike. Generally, no amount of diet or exercise can prevent it from occurring.”

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NBC in Los Angeles features Dr Amron and Segment on Lipedema

“Regardless of what they do, some women can’t lose weight — and it’s not their fault. It’s often a disease called lipedema, and now a Southern California doctor has come up with a unique treatment that can help these women lose the weight. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014.”


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