Arch Plast Surg 2017 Jul 15;44(4):324-331. Epub 2017 Jul 15.
Department of Plastic Surgery, Klinikum Ernst von Bergmann, Potsdam, Germany.
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J Cutan Med Surg 2006 Jan-Feb;10(1):7-10
Hanse-Clinic, Clinic for Liposuction, Esthetic Dermatology and Surgery, Luebeck, Germany.
Background: Lipedema is a rare and painful disease in women. Until recently, it could be treated only by conservative methods (combined physical therapy).
Objective: To determine the efficacy and safety of surgery (liposuction) concerning appearance and associated complaints. Read More
Br J Dermatol 2012 Jan 17;166(1):161-8. Epub 2011 Nov 17.
Hanse-Klinik, St-Juergen-Ring 66, D-23564 Lübeck, Germany Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Lübeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, D-23538 Lübeck, Germany.
Background: Lipoedema is a painful disease in women with circumscribed increased subcutaneous fatty tissue, oedema, pain and bruising. Whereas conservative methods with combined decongestive therapy (manual lymphatic drainage, compression garments) have been well established over the past 50years, surgical therapy with tumescent liposuction has only been used for about 10years and long-term results are unknown.
Objectives: To determine the efficacy of liposuction concerning appearance (body shape) and associated complaints after a long-term period. Read More
Wien Med Wochenschr 2017 Oct 10;167(13-14):343-348. Epub 2017 May 10.
Klinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie, Städtisches Klinikum Dresden, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der TU Dresden, Friedrichstrasse 41, 01067, Dresden, Deutschland.
Lipedema is a chronic disorder of subcutaneous adipose tissue of unknown etiology not uncommon among post-puberty women. The disease has a negative impact on self-esteem, mobility, and quality of life. Lipedema is characterized by symmetrical, disfiguring hyperplastic adipose tissue combined with bruising and pain. Read More
Br J Dermatol 2016 May 26;174(5):1061-7. Epub 2015 Dec 26.
Hanse-Klinik, St-Juergen-Ring 66, D-23564, Luebeck, Germany.
Background: Long-term results following liposuction in patients with lipoedema are available only for an average period of 4 years.
Objective: To find out whether the improvement of complaints persists for a further 4 years.
Methods: In a single-centre study, 85 patients with lipoedema had already been examined after 4 years. Read More