Lipedema should not define you. Redefine your normal with Lipedema Treatments in our Vancouver clinic!

At Premier Lipedema Clinic, we’re committed to overcoming barriers to care, ensuring that every patient in Vancouver can get lipedema treatments and the first-rate care they rightfully deserve.

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Heal From the Inside

Lessen Inflammation & Promote Lymphatic Flow


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Manage Discomfort and Pain Through Surgical & Non-Invasive Methods

What Is Lipedema?

Lipedema is a health condition caused by abnormal, disproportionate fat cells predominantly in the lower part of the body and occasionally the arms. This condition mainly impacts women. The abnormal fat distribution involves excess fat in the legs and hips, with substantially less in the belly, a pattern that is distinct from obesity. The shape, size, and location of this irregular fat lead to a range of symptoms, including chronic pain, mobility challenges, and premature death. It is estimated that one in nine women, or approximately 11% of adult females are living with lipedema in the U.S. alone. That’s nearly 14 million women suffering from lipedema! Our lipedema treatment clinic serving Vancouver can help. We utilize over 20 years of European expertise to deliver our patients internationally acclaimed care with lipedeme treatments in Vancouver through surgery or liposuction. We offer lymphatic-sparing liposuction, a knowledgeable and empathetic team, post-operative lipedema hybrid massages, and prescribed medical-grade compression garments. We work to enhance mobility, relieve pain, and halt the condition’s progression for our patients in Vancouver with our lipedema treatments. Are you ready to redefine your normal and free yourself from the extra burden you've been carrying? Get in touch with us today to schedule your consultation to discuss your ideal treatment options.

Recognize the 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 time better than now to begin investing in yourself. You don’t have to endure pain or discomfort—we have solutions. Our clinic serving Vancouver for lipedema treatments, surgeries and liposuction can help. Reach out to us today to schedule your consultation. We’re here to support 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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