Healthy Living: Treating Lipedema

Some women just can’t lose weight.

And for the estimated 11% of women with a chronic disorder, diet and exercise won’t help at all.

There is a new procedure doctors are now using that can help restore their appearance.

Once a patient has the lipedema surgery it will take about a year to 18 months to see the full effect of the slimming.

Doctors also say certain lymphedema patients who suffer swollen arms because of mastectomy may benefit from the procedure as well.