Lipedema / lipoedema Awareness Day 12 – Profile: Dr. Stefan Rapprich

There’s more to the story: there may be more WHYS to body SIZE!

Dr Steffan Rapprich has been performing liposuction for lipedema/ lipoedema for over 20 years in Darmstadt & Sonthofen Germany. Dr Jeffrey Klein originated the tumescence procedure for liposuction in the US, and it was brought to Germany by Dr Gerhard Sattler. As more patients appeared with lipoedema, Dr Rapprich, who at the time was working with Dr Sattler, adapted his style and techniques to treat the specifics of lipoedema. Germany is the epicenter for treatment for lipedema/ lipoedema, in part because of their sophisticated study and understanding of the lymphatic system. Procedures were developed to protect this very delicate system in patients during liposuction procedures. Dr Rapprich has been training doctors in Germany in these techniques for many years.

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About catherineofcambridge

I am a Professor at Cambridge College in Massachusetts, teaching leadership development, research methods, and psychology. I am currently completing a Ph.D. in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University concentrating on empowering women who experience the distortions of body image as represented in the media. I am founder of lipoedema simplified LLC, dedicated to raising awareness and providing education for lipedema/lipoedema. I am the producer of the documentary and training programs about lipoedema: You Mean It’s Not My Fault: Lipoedema – A Fat Disorder.
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3 Responses to Lipedema / lipoedema Awareness Day 12 – Profile: Dr. Stefan Rapprich

  1. Underborrowedskies says:

    Catherine, when you were over in the UK, was there any indication of a date of when liposuction treatment would become accepted under the NHS.? I understand it’s not far away….


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