For patients considering a surgical solution, Dr Lekich and his team recommend a protocol that he has adopted in Australia in collaboration with his mentor Dr Heck, who has perfected this surgery in Germany over the last 14 years.
The standard of surgery is minimally invasive, not requiring open surgery.
This Lipoedema-Extraction surgery is a medical treatment for Lipoedema of the legs and arms, aiming to arrest the disease.
The ultimate goals for surgery are:
- Remove the damaging, inflammatory fat to preserve lymphatic health and circulation of the legs.
- Avoid the long term dependence on compression garments and manual lymphatic drainage, which involves a significant ongoing investment of a patient’s time and money.
- Preserve mobility and reduce degenerative conditions such as arthritis in the hips, knees and ankles.
- Regain freedom from the psychological burden of Lipoedema and reclaim your femininity through the aesthetic improvement that flows from treatment of the medical condition.
*Any surgical procedure carries risks. Patients should seek a second opinion.