Lymphedema and Lipoedema

A treatment that last a lifetime

Lymphedema affects millions of people worldwide. Secondary lymphedema is by far the most common reason and statistics show that one in five women who survive breast cancer will develop arm lymphedema.

It is a cronic and complex condition that has major physical, psychological and social implications for the quality of life of patients suffering from it.

It can either be congenital (primary) or a result of treatment (secondary).

Secondary Lymphedema is the most common and may occur after cancer treatment of mainly breast cancer, gynecological cancer, prostate cancer, malignant melanoma, or tumors in the head/throat.

Even though it is a chronic condition, it can often be managed with conservative interventions.

The standard treatment involves draining the lymph fluid through compression but for some reasons and for some patients the compression treatment is just not enough. The lymph fluid turns to fatty tissue and it can not be removed with compression.

But it can be removed with lipsuction. For more than 25 years we have proven that liposuction, together with a lifelong compression treatment gives a complete reduction without re-ocurrence.

To be cured from lymphedema is not possible with techniques known today. A combination of lifelong compression treatment and liposuction surgery is the only guaranteed way. Previous research, done at Lund University was presented in 2018 and shows that only three months after liposuction treatment, the patients’ level of pain and fatigue was reduced and the patients’ perceived physical and mental health increased.

If you are interested to read more about Lymphedema, lipoedema and how we can help you, please visit lymphedemasweden.com

 

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