Mr Karri’s response to the NICE guidance on lipoedema liposuction
You may be aware that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has provided guidance on lipoedema liposuction. This was published on 29th March 2022.
For those who are unfamiliar with NICE, they are an organisation funded by and accountable to the Department of Health and Social Care. They provide technology appraisals, clinical guidance and quality standards on treatments and care.
I am aware some lipoedema sufferers are under the impression the NICE guidance has resulted in a ban of lipoedema liposuction.
This is not correct.
The purpose of this letter is to highlight important aspects of the guidance and to explain how my clinical practice follows the guidance.
The NICE guidance does not affect my practice and I will continue to perform lipoedema liposuction.