Managing Lipoedema in the Arms
In approximately 30% of lipoedema sufferers, the arms are also involved. This can have a significant impact on their quality of life and ability to perform activities of daily living.
Treatment for Arm Lipoedema
Arm lipoedema can be treated in the same way as leg lipoedema with lipoedema liposuction. The surgery serves to permanently remove the diet-resistant fat cells, improve shoulder range of motion, reduce size and weight of the arm, and reduce soft-tissue pain. Patients are also able to wear blouses more easily and report less shoulder fatigue. The surgery is typically performed as a day case procedure and the recovery is 1-2 weeks.