Medical Management of lipedema and lymphedema was until recently, the only option for these patients. Which it does not cure either problem, it can help delay the progression, but is intensely tedious and time consuming for the patient.
MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage), physical therapy, and compression garments were the mainstay. We still use all of these techniques at NYC Surgical, but they serve as adjuncts to surgical treatment peri-operatively.
Our very skilled and talented therapist, Lizabeth Gottsegen is fully trained in MLD, as well as fitting of compression garments, and is happy to help should this be the route you decide to proceed with.