What Are My Options For Lipedema

While there is no cure for lipedema, there are many different ways that a person can manage symptoms. These options include:

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

This is a form of gentle massage that stimulates the movement of lymph fluid in the body. This massage can encourage lymph fluid to drain from blocked areas into healthy vessels in the body, reducing the risk of scarring and increasing blood flow to the area. Overall, this may help with pain reduction.

Compression Therapy

Compression therapy may also help to manage lipedema for some patients. Stretchy bandages or clothing items can be used to increase pressure on the tissues inside the swollen limbs. Overall, this may reduce the chances of more fluid build-up. 


Liposuction is a very effective treatment option for lipedema. It works by removing the lipedema fat while sparing the lymphatic vessels. At First State Lipedema, we use Water-Jet Assisted Liposuction (WAL). During this process, the surgeon will use saline as a jet that releases the fat for liposuction. The excess fat is then sucked away. 

Dr. Shapira specializes in Water-Jet Assisted Liposuction. Liposuction for Lipedema is the most effective treatment for Lipedema at this time. Without treatment, Lipedema will continue to progress. Dr. Shapira was trained by renowned Lipedema treatment surgeon and pioneer of Water-Jet Assisted Liposuction, Dr. Josef Stutz, from Schwarzenbach Am Wald, Germany.

Contact Us Today

If you are interested in learning more about Water-Jet Assisted Liposuction and how it can benefit you, contact First State Lipedema today. We will be happy to schedule your consultation with Dr. Shapira.