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Lipoedema

Discussion in 'General Surgical Weight Loss Discussion' started by Besel, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. Besel

    Besel Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    70kg
    Lost(%):
    15.4kg(14.69%)
    Has anybody on here who has lipoedema had WLS?
    Did you have specific precautions or treatment before or after?
    Did you reach your goal weight?

    I’ve just been diagnosed with stage one.
    The weight in my legs has skewed my BMI so it’ll be even lower...

    A bit of a curve ball this one.

    Hoping somebody on here has been there and done that.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Besel

    Besel Member

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    Bumping.

    Anybody any experience with WLS and lipoedema?
     
  3. Emma1504

    Emma1504 Well-Known Member

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    Really sorry can’t help x
     
  4. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    Lost(%):
    3st13lb(23.81%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    MrJain
    Surgery Date::
    5th April 2018
    Sorry me neither, tbh I’d never heard of it, I’ve just googled it and wish you luck xx
     
  5. slimkim

    slimkim Well-Known Member

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    Surgery Type:
    VSG
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr Chris de Bruyne
    Surgery Date::
    14/02/2018
    That sucks that you got that diagnosis. Did any of the medics have anything to say about how wls might affect it?
     
  6. Besel

    Besel Member

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    Thanks guys.

    So difficult to find info.

    Because the fat cells in my legs are rogue ones, they don’t respond to any of the normal ways you would try and get rid of fat (i.e. diet and exercise).

    The only option is a special type of liposuction .

    What is messing with my head is that my heavy legs will have skewed my BMI and will do so after WLS as it’s very likely there will be very little change in the size of my legs.
    I’ll end up loosing weight everywhere but my legs.

    So now it maybe makes a bit of sense that when people look at me, they all said I don’t need WLS but my measurements say differently. The size of my legs is always hidden by my trousers. (Although there is no hiding my big bum LOL!)

    It would also explain the 2 year ‘stall’ where I have gone back and forth within a 5kg range for ever. My top part keeps getting smaller and my legs keep getting bigger.

    I’m yet to see my GP to try and get proper treatment. The first 3 times I mentioned the problem to them, they weren’t really interested and just confirmed I have swollen legs and that not much can be done. I was diagnosed at a lymphoedema clinic.

    I’ll keep browsing the net for more info.
    Will mention it to the MDT as well and see what they say.
     
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  7. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Funding Type:
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    Surgery Date::
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    Hi Besel, I’m not sure if this link is any help to you, I think it’s the same thing you were talking about, I think it’s old but may help : http://www.amylhwilliams.com/lymphedema.html
    Actually I’ve just double check and it may be different? Xx
     
  8. Besel

    Besel Member

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    Thanks for that Bling.
    Yes, it’s similar with some overlap between the 2 conditions, but it’s not the same.

    Got my prescription for a pair of (I’m sure what will be uber sexy) compression tights .

    Will be interesting to see how much they actually help the swelling and how much difference that will make on the scale.
     
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