One treatment for lipedema is Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) Massage, which reduces swelling, relieving chronic inflammation and pain while aiding in detoxing the lymphatic system. If you receive an MLD massage, you’ll also enjoy reduced symptoms of fatigue, stress, and insomnia.
Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia also report improvement in symptoms related to those conditions.
Other benefits of MLD massage include:
- Detoxification of lymphatic system (lymphatic drainage)
- Immune system improvements
- Regenerated tissue, including burns, wounds, and wrinkles
- Cellulite and fat reduction
Liposuction is another lipedema treatment option. Not to be confused with cosmetic liposuction, tumescent or water jet assisted (WAL) lymph sparing liposuction reduces lipedema pain and stops the progression of the condition. Lymph sparing liposuction can also reduce or eliminate the need for other therapies, like MLD massage and compression therapy.
Most medical interventions require a level of at-home self-care. Lipedema is no different. We recommend compression for lipedema relief to reduce swelling and improve lymphatic circulation.
Equally important is caring for your mind. Lipedema often creates a poor self-image, so we recommend nurturing your self-esteem. Meditation, talk therapy, and positive affirmations are all good ways to help you manage your emotional and psychological health while we help treat your condition.