dr n. med. Magdalena Nowicka
Key words: lipoedema, liposuction
Lipoedema is a separate disease entity. It manifests itself as an excessive accumulation of fatty tissue in the limbs, which causes their deformation, as well as skin soreness and ecchymosis. It mainly affects women. One hypothesis explains the cause of the disease by the presence of weight gain receptors only in some fat cells. Cellulite and systemic diseases such as insulin resistance and Hashimoto’s goiter are extremely common in people with lipoedema.
Effective treatment of lipoedema involves liposuction on the affected area. The treatment is extensive and stressful for the patient. It requires great experience and manual dexterity from the doctor, as well as strict adherence to postoperative procedures.
The author is a supporter of suctioning more adipose tissue during one treatment (up to 15 liters), because the greater the number of treatments, the greater the burden on patients and the risk of adhesions, scars and the risk of a worse aesthetic effect.