Liposuction for lipoedema
Although there is no cure for lipoedema, liposuction can reduce the fat deposits, greatly improving the aesthetic appearance of the lower body, increasing mobility and reducing discomfort.
There are several liposuction techniques. All remove fat cells through suction, but they vary in terms of the technology used. Dr Mooz uses Vaser and MicroLipo to treat lipoedema with highly effective results.
As with traditional liposuction, a solution composed of saline, local anaesthetic, and adrenaline is first inserted into the target area to help break up the fat cells. In MicroLipo, a specially designed microcannula is inserted which emulsifies the fatty tissue, before it is suctioned out. The microcannula means that there is less damage to the surrounding tissue. Vaser harnesses ultrasound energy to liquefy the fat, causing less damage to the structures of the dermis.