Lymphedema is a fluid transport disorder where a limb can become swollen with fluids and restrict mobility. Lymphedema can occur in the legs or arms, and it occurs in both men and women. In most cases, only one limb is affected. While there are non-surgical treatments for lymphedema, in severe cases, surgical treatment may be recommended. Dr. John Anastasatos at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills offers liposuction lymphedema treatment in these severe cases.
Lymphedema causes edema, or fluid retention, in the affected limb, but it can also cause fatty tissue to be stored. When other treatments fail to control lymphedema, the limb can become oversized with both fluid retention and secondary excess fatty tissue. Patients with lymphedema suffer from both the physical and emotional ramifications of an enlarged limb that changes their appearance and limits their mobility. In some cases, liposuction helps alleviate some of the excess tissue, offering relief for the patient.
Liposuction for Lymphedema
When liposuction is an option for lymphedema treatment, the best type is tumescent liposuction. This method can safely remove larger amounts of fatty tissue from the affected arm or leg, with limited bruising and pain. Dr. Anastasatos is a board certified plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience performing intricate procedures to improve both form and function of the body. His expertise can ensure the safest methods are used to remove excess fatty tissue for improved form and function for patients with lymphedema.
If you suffer from an advanced form of lymphedema and want to explore surgical treatment to remove excessive fat tissue, contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills today to schedule your appointment. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Anastasatos to determine if you may be a good candidate for tumescent liposuction lymphedema treatment.