Lipoedema, is a painful hereditary disorder, typically it leads to a pattern of adipose tissue (fat) accumulation from the hips to the ankles, arms and often other parts of the body. Lipoedema may be found in women of all shapes and sizes.

Symptoms of Lipoedema

  • The legs are enlarged bilaterally - arms too can be affected

  • The waist is small in proportion to thighs, buttocks and legs

  • Feet and hands are exempt and a 'bracelet' effect can appear just above the ankles and wrists

  • Legs/arms can be extremely painful, even to touch

  • Affected limbs bruise easily

  • The fat is soft to touch and wobbly, while skin can be cold to touch

  • Lipoedema can become worse in hot weather

  • Diet and exercise, while important, can have minimal effect

  • Increase in Lipoedema is often noticed when significant hormonal changes happen

  • Skin can have a cellulite or ‘mattress’ like appearance

  • Skin on the legs and buttocks can be cold to touch.

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Our 2018 National Conference is now available for purchase either online for via USB.


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The 4th Lipoedema Australia Conference will take place 14-16 August 2020 in Sydney and will provide a great opportunity for those affected by Lipoedema to come together and share experiences, hear the latest research from experts and presentations from our international keynote speakers. We will provide more information about this conference in the coming weeks!  Register your interest.


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11% OF AUSTRALIAN WOMEN AFFECTED
Did you know that 11% of Australia women are affected by Lipoedema - and most have yet to receive a diagnosis? Get on board and help us raise awareness of Lipoedema. Find out how...


MIRACLE HOSPITAL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Dr Tara Karnezis, Head of Lipoedema Research & Dr Ramin Shayan, Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon work closely together at St Vincent's Hospital. Dr Karnezis and Dr Shayan specialise in working with patients suffering from lipoedema, a progressive condition of abnormal fatty distribution.  Watch Carla Daly's lipoedema surgery story Season 2, Episode 5.


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PURCHASE YOUR ENTERTAINMENT BOOK AND SUPPORT US!
You can now purchase your 2019-20 Entertainment membership with Lipoedema Australia. Not only will you receive 25-50% off and 2-for-1 offers many of the best restaurants, hotels and attractions in your area but you'll be supporting us to raise awareness, support research and advocate for people with Lipoedema. Find out more...


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