This is the first Lipedema Symposium that will bring together plastic surgeons that are interested to learn more about this difficult disease.
Lipedema is a disorder where there is enlargement of both legs due to deposits of fat under the skin. Typically it gets worse over time, pain may be present, and sufferers bruise easily.In severe cases the trunk and upper body may be involved. Lipedema is commonly misdiagnosed.
The cause is unknown but is believed to involve genetics and hormonal factors. It often runs in families. Risk factors include being overweight or obese. Other conditions that may present similarly include obesity, lipohypertrophy, chronic venous insufficiency, and lymphedema.
In this Symposium we will have the presence of great professionals in the field of diagnosis, treatment and all those areas that impact on Lipedema, such as: nutrition, physiotherapy, liposuction and postoperative.
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