What is lipoedema?

Lipoedema is a chronic fat syndrome that is not well understood and sometimes misdiagnosed as Lymphoedema or  it may be combined with lymphoedema. Therapy maybe similar to lymphoedema but not the same. Help is available at this clinic, click here for therapy that can be of help.

Lipoedema affects mainly women. There is usually symmetrical abnormal fat deposits at the legs involving the hips, buttocks, thighs and calf but not the feet. This looks disproportionate when compared to the upper part of the body. There may be reports of pain, tenderness and sometimes a family history, too. To learn more about lipoedema, click the following via Lipoedema Australia, Lipoedema UK, and Fat Disorders Resource Society. The West newspapers reported on Lipoedema in a recent article.

Do you look like this (in the photos)? Have you been called “Thunder thighs’ since teenage years? But your feet is fine?

An example of a client with Lipoedema (Photos included with permission). Client’s feedback “Many thanks Dr Khong for your expertise and skill in treating my lymphoedema and lipoedema. As a visitor to Perth annually having Lymphatic Manual Drainage here has enabled me to feel confident to continue to make these family trips.”