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Carole Olinger

Lipedema

Third surgery… a few days to go!

On Monday, 4th of September, I will have my third – and hopefully last – lipedema surgery. In fact, I am less nervous than I was for the two precedent surgeries: I know what’s going to happen and I trust my doctor. On the other hand, I feel wretched because I know exactly what’s going to…

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My personal lipedema story

Diagnosis and therapy After 2 decades of suffering, I got diagnosed with lipedema in summer of 2015. Lipedema is a chronically progressive disease which is basically a very painful fat disorder, that almost exclusively affects women. It causes a symmetrical accumulation of fat in the subcutaneous tissue that disproportionately affects the lower limbs from buttocks to…

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