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about lipedema

A disease that is still too little known

A disease that is still too little known

Lipedema is still associated in people’s minds with obesity or lymphoedema.

About lipedema informs about this fatty disease of the limbs, its prevalence is still poorly defined but nevertheless estimated at one woman in 10.

Its causes are discussed by specialists and range from pure heredity (2 out of 3 cases) to hormonal triggers (puberty, pregnancy, the pill, menopause).

Lipedema can also be associated with venous and/or lymphatic insufficiency.

One thing is certain, the discomfort and suffering felt by those who suffer from it are real.

The symptoms are multiple and of varying intensity :

  • Difficulty getting dressed or putting shoes on
  • Swelling
  • Heaviness
  • Almost constant pain
  • Bruises on the affected areas
  • Loss of mobility
  • Non-acceptance of your body
  • Depression
  • Weight gain


To help women with lipedema, we want to make this condition more visible. Dr Zwillinger, the first surgeon in France to offer surgical treatment of lipedema, and his team have decided to put their expertise and experience at the service of patients.

Here you will find as much information and advice as possible to guide you along the way :

  • Self diagnosis, to understand the specificities of his lipedema.
  • The different appointments to be scheduled for the diagnosis and the preparation of a possible operation (articles: how many medical appointments…and video consultation).
  • Treatments
  • WAL liposuction surgery


Further information about lipedemaexer :

We also share with you the experience of patients already operated on by Dr Nicolas Zwillinger :

As the results speak for themselves, don’t hesitate to have a look at :

Support and listening are at the heart of our management of your lipedema. In order to answer the most frequent questions related to this condition, we advise you to consult the Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you would like to meet Dr. Nicolas Zwillinger to make a diagnosis or ask questions about lipedema, we invite you to make an appointment.

To save time in your care, you can also fill in information about yourself and your lipoedema with the oneline pre-consultation.