Lymphedema and Lipedema Treatment, Surgery and Reconstruction
What are Lymphedema and Lipedema
Lymphedema and Lipedema are both leg conditions that are commonly known as “fat leg syndrome” because of the legs start to swell up resulting in a way the person looks fat, but really has an underlying disease. The key difference between the two diseases is that lymphedema is always involves the foot area rather than the whole leg. Another differentiation between the almost similar diseases is that women are much more likely to have Lipedema due to hormonal and heredity issues.
Lymphedema is a blockage of lymphatic vessels in the leg. The lymphatic system works together with venous circulation to return fluid to the heart. Lymphedema swelling can go past the ankle and go into the feet. This disease can occur a number of reasons that include infections, previous surgery openings, and vein issues.
Lipedema is a more hereditary disease that accumulates fat in the tissue below the skin. Usually, it occurs most frequently in the lower legs, but it can also occur in the arms. At a progressed stage, you can notice fatty lumps forming over the skin, legs become swollen, and veins to be compressed.
Treatment For Lymphedema and Lipedema
The following surgical treatments for Lymphedema may include:
• tissue transfer
• microsurgical treatment such as lymphatic-capsular-venous anastomosis and lymph venous bypass
• vascular lymph node transfer
• debulking and liposuction
The following surgical treatments for Lipedema may include:
• tissue transfer
• manual lymphatic drainage
Lymphedema and Lipedema Treatment in Los Angeles
The Wound Institute of America in Los Angeles has the best treatment plan for Lymphedema and Lipedema patients. If a patient comes in with a current Lymphedema or Lipedema, he/she will be met with world class treatment from physicians, surgeons and podiatrists to heal the complex wound or have the best medical outcome for the wound.
If your looking for Lymphedema and Lipedema care in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Glendale, Pasadena, Long Beach, Pasadena., then please visit us at Wound Institute of America in the Los Angeles County for appointment or questions.
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