Patients can expect for their lipedema-related complaints to noticeably decrease after only a few days.
The results are lasting, and the progression of the disease is stopped. This has been demonstrated by a German study. A slight tendency to swell may remain. It is important to note that hormonal diseases, pills, weight gains, and metabolic disorders may negatively affect results. Risks are discussed as part of the informed consent process and the final preoperative consultation. In some cases, collaboration with hormone specialists and gynecologists may be necessary.