This episode of the Lipedema Patient Roundtable was as hot as the month of August! Our anchor panelists have made waves since we last gathered: The Lippy Butterfly, Angelique Charles, discussed the amazing article she authored about lipedema on HuffPost.com that is bringing widespread validation to many whose doctors told them to “just lose weight.”
Pale Ginger Pear shared her surprise that she’s on the rebound (not that kind of rebound!) and likes to use her rebounder as a tool to manage her condition and have fun at the same time. Another tool discussed was yoga straps: Pattie Cornute shared with her Lipedema Fitness followers that it’s a great prop for helping with challenging yoga poses and as a stretching aid.
The research clearly shows that lipedema presents at hormonal junctures, such as puberty, pregnancy, and perimenopause. Clinical expert Linda Anne Kahn has been studying the role of estrogen in lipedema and shared what she is learning, along with a link to some of the latest information available on this topic and a lively discussion about pregnancy.
The main focus of the evening was on special guest Dr. David Amron, a renowned dermatologic and body contouring surgeon whose genuine heart for his patients is evident. Handling with grace each question sent his way, he shared best practices to prepare for lipedema surgery, his thoughts on weight reduction medication and lipedema, incisional drainage, as well as how chronic venous insufficiency and vein issues interplay with lipedema surgery.
Special thanks our anchor panelists and moderator:
- Jenny Beaujean (@Jenny_Beaujean)
- Angelique Charles (@TheLippyButterfly)
- Pattie Cornute (@LipedemaFitness)
- Cara Cruz (@PaleGingerPear)
- Linda Anne Kahn (@LindaAnneKahn)
- Brenda Viola (@BrendaViola_ViciCommunications)
And especially to our special guest:
- Dr. David Amron, Lipedema Specialist and Surgeon (@davidamronmd)
The benefits of Lympha Press intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) therapy are always woven into the fabric of these monthly conversations, with Dr. Amron saying he now prescribes IPC for all patients. Patients report decreased pain, increased mobility, and improved quality of life when using IPC to help manage their swelling.