Lipedema should not define you. Redefine your normal, with Lipedema Treatments in Seattle!

At Premier Lipedema Clinic, our mission is to remove the obstacles to receiving care, ensuring that every patient in Seattle can get lipedema treatments and the top-notch care they deserve.

Improve Your Quality of Life

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Recover From Within

Mitigate Inflammation & Enhance Lymphatic Circulation

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Restore Body & Mind

Boost Your Physical & Emotional Well-Being

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Solutions for Pain Relief

Control Pain Through Surgical & Non-Invasive Approaches

What Is Lipedema?

Lipedema is a medical disorder resulting from irregular fat cells mainly found in the lower body and occasionally in one’s arms. This condition predominantly affects women. This unusual fat distribution involves increased fat in the legs and hips with much less in the belly, a pattern differing considerably from obesity. The location, size, and shape of this abnormal fat lead to a variety of symptoms, including chronic discomfort and pain, mobility issues, and premature mortality. Current statistics indicate that about 11% of adult women, or around 14 million women, are living with lipedema in the United States alone. Our lipedema treatment clinic serving Seatle can help. We bring over 20 years of European experience to aid our patients with globally recognized care for lipedema treatments in Seattle through surgery and liposuction options. Using a proven technique of lymphatic-sparing liposuction, along with an expert and compassionate team, post-surgical lipedema hybrid massage, and prescribed medical-grade compression garments, we aim to improve mobility, alleviate pain, and halt lipedema progression for our Seattle patients. Are you prepared to redefine your normal and liberate yourself from the additional weight you've been bearing? Reach out to us today to discuss the best lipodema treatment options in Seattle for you.

Signs & Symptoms of Lipedema

Disproportionate Figure

The fat cells (adipocytes) only in the hips/buttocks and legs (and sometimes in the arms) increase in number and size – becoming 8-10 times their normal size. To support this extra size and weight, the connective tissue between the muscles and the skin gradually becomes thicker, harder and bigger adding even more weight and size to the body. All fat cells in the body are sensitive to estrogen. As a result, the condition becomes more active after a change in estrogen such as during menarche, after a pregnancy and even at menopause; but, for unknown reasons it affects the fat in the extremities more than the abdomen.

Unable to Lose Weight

The disorder progresses with time despite valiant and even extreme measures to lose weight, and for reasons still unknown, the abnormal fat cells remain that way indefinitely. Many women with lipedema report being told by their doctor to simply “eat less and exercise more” to treat the fat in the hips and legs. Some patients have faithfully tried in excess of 10 to 20 different diets, even becoming an inpatient at a weight loss facility, in order to shrink the fat – only to end up gaining more weight.

Heaviness & Joint Problems

Women with lipedema report that their extremities feel cool to touch all the time and they become tired very easily.  This is not due to being “out of shape” – in fact lipedema patients are usually quite active, healthy and exercise regularly.  Instead as the condition progresses, the added tissue and significant weight in the legs causes fatigue and lack of energy. In addition, the added weight and altered bony alignment causes knee and hip joints to wear out earlier in life, restricting mobility and exposing the woman to other serious conditions.

Extreme Flexibility

Most women with lipedema tend to be quite limber. Their joints are more mobile and extend more. Obesity prevents such flexibility. Patients with lipedema can reach behind their backs and often touch the floor in ways that many other women cannot.​

No Water Swelling

Women with lipedema rarely have any water swelling in the legs (lymphedema). However the swelling and disproportionate size of their legs are very commonly misdiagnosed as lymphedema. “Water pills” do not work and the swelling/increased size does not change significantly whether standing, sitting or lying down. This is because the “swelling” is due to persistent, abnormal fat cells rather than water/fluid in the legs.​

Painful Touch & Bruising

Lipedema patients also report the onset of chronic, continuous pain in the affected limbs that can sometimes be severe. This pain may occur with something minor such as a toddler sitting on the lap, a cat walking across the leg or a slight bump into a corner of wall – even causing an unexpected bruise. As the disorder progresses, pain can occur with light touch, walking, standing and even at rest – to the point that the pain never goes away. For this reason, some people have called this “Painful Fat Syndrome”.​

Invest In You

There’s no better time than the present to invest in your well-being. You don’t need to endure pain or discomfort; there’s a solution. Our clinic serving Seattle for lipedema treatments, surgeries and liposuction can help. Contact us today to set up a consultation. We’re here for you.

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Our clinic’s mission is to tear down the barriers to care so that every Lipedema patient can get the world-class care she deserves. Contact us today to learn more about how you can redefine your normal.

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