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Lipedema Advanced Care

Lipedema Advanced Care, with Dr. Alexo Carballeira as Medical Director, and a multidisciplinary team at the Hospital Fontana, for Lipedema treatment and research.

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Calle Alicante 31, Valencia

+34 963 410 600

pacientes@lipedemaac.com

Misión y Valores

Lipedema classification.

There is no generally accepted classification of Lipedema. The most globally acknowledged classification divides Lipedema into three stages based on tissue structure and skin texture. Severity is assessed according to the visible skin surface and examination through palpation; even if the skin surface still looks smooth in the first stage, this does not mean that the patients are not suffering any discomfort, heaviness, and even pain.

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The skin surface appears smooth, but the subcutaneous fatty tissue is enlarged. The fatty structure presents fine nodules.

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In this stage 2, the skin surface is irregular, with lumps and depressions. The fatty structure presents thicker nodules.

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Let’s move on to the last and tougher stage. In this case, the tissue is harder and coarser

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The Lipedema

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Causes of Lipedema

The origin of this disease is not clear, it has been proven that there is a genetic component, as well as a hormonal component.

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Symptoms of Lipedema

Hypersensitivity, pain in soft tissues both at rest and when walking or touching them, among other symptoms.

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Grades and Types

There is no universally accepted classification of Lipedema. The most common divides it into three grades based on the structure of the tissue and the texture of the skin.

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Frequent questions

Frequently asked questions about Lipedema, its symptoms, causes and main treatments currently available.

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Types of Lipedema.

As we have seen, the skin and tissue characteristics are taken into account for the subclassification into stages; however, the main criterion for classification into types is based on the body areas involved.

Fat builds up mainly in the area of buttocks and hips, causing what is commonly known as “saddlebags”.

Its characteristic is that Lipedema has extended towards the knees and builds up significantly in the back side of the knees.

Lipedema extends from the hips to the ankles

Lipedema also affects the arms, without wrist involvement.

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