Well I have completed a whirlwind tour of Germany thru the lens of lipedema. German physicians are doing fantastic work to treat this ubiquitous disease. Multiple branches of medicine including vascular surgery, dermatology, and lymphology are involved. I greatly appreciate the generosity of Drs. Stutz and Rapprich for sharing their expertise with me. And the patients that I met were also kind enough to share their experiences.
My take home messages are:
- Lymph sparing liposuction techniques used in Germany for lipedema can be used in America.
- Liposuction provides amazing functional results.
- Awareness of lipedema is the bottleneck that must be overcome.
I am working to establish a liposuction program for lipedema patients in Stuart, Florida.