Lipedema: Looking Beyond Obesity & Overweight

This Podcast Burns Fat, Dr. David Amron, podcast

Lipedema Problem Areas: Calves and Ankles

Liposuction: More Than Cosmetic Correction

 

Dr. David Amron Notable Quotes

“With lipedema, I very cautiously began to do it in patients over 10 years ago, and I’ve done hundreds of patients with fat transfer and never once has a disease process been transferred to the new area. In fact, the fat cells work perfectly. And that’s very interesting because, as I’ve said, I don’t think the problem with lipedema is really the fat cells themselves. It is a multi-factorial problem involving connective tissue that’s weak, that’s weakened.”

                                                – Dr. David Amron

 

Episode Summary

People who are obese or overweight are usually told to correct their weight by eating a proper diet and doing regular exercise. But what if they’re doing everything right, but still the problem persists? If they’re losing their leg contour, especially in their calf and ankle areas, then it might be a sign of something more: lipedema.

In this episode of This Podcast Burns Fat, we’re talking to Dr. David Amron, a surgeon who specializes in liposuction and body contouring, and has made breakthroughs in treating lipedema. He sheds light on what lipedema is, how to recognize it, and how to prevent and treat the condition.

 

Relevant Links

Dr. David AmronWebsite | Instagram | Facebook

Advanced Lipedema TreatmentWebsite | Instagram

Liposculpture and Lipedema Surgery, A Guide for the Patient and Pearls for the Surgeon by (2023) Dr. David Amron

 

In this Episode of This Podcast Burns Fat!

  • Omar and Lori introduce the episode’s guest, Dr. David Amron (01:23)
  • Lipedema: a disease glossed over (02:55)
    • A disease of fat storage (04:29)
    • The characteristic look of patients of lipedema (06:12)
  • Increasing awareness around lipedema (08:13)
  • Who makes the diagnosis of lipedema? (09:27)
  • The difference between lymphedema and lipedema (10:27)
  • Fighting against the genetics behind lipedema (12:35)
    • Start the screening early and move from there (12:50)
  • Supportive medications to take against lipedema (16:38)
  • Liposuction surgery to help correct lipedema (18:40)
  • The link between liposuction surgery and lipedema (20:14)
  • The fat is not the problem; the connective tissue is (23:01)
  • The first step that a suspected lipedema patient should do (26:54)
  • In which demographic lipedema presents itself the most (29:43)
  • Misconceptions around lipedema (30:36)
    • Using BMI as a basis for health is wrong (31:23)
    • Liposuction over bariatric surgery (32:17)
  • Is liposuction surgery for lipedema covered by insurance? (34:41)
  • Where to find and keep abreast of Dr. David Amron’s work (37:22)

 

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