Lipedema treatment at the Noahklinik Kassel

Lipedema is a distressing disease and often affected women are not taken seriously with their condition. It is a chronic, usually progressive disorder of fat distribution in the body. Regardless of diet and exercise, fatty tissue is stored excessively in typical locations. This can cause an unpleasant feeling of tension and can be very painful when pressure is applied or simply touched.

Go to permanent relief of the symptoms we can help you with a surgical reduction by means of liposuction of the fat tissue.

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Why go to the Noah Clinic in Kassel?

  • Prof. Noah is ex-president of the Association of German Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (VDÄPC)
  • German Member of Parliament of ISAPS
  • Above-average experience and high patient satisfaction
  • Included several times in the Focus list of medical experts
  • 25 years of experience as a plastic aesthetic surgeon

We look forward to meeting you and advising you on your lipedema therapy!

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Prof. Dr. med. Ernst Magnus Noah is a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery in Kassel. Prof. Noah has already been president of the VDÄPC - (Association of German Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons). Before setting up his own practice, he was the head physician of a clinic department for plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery for many years. Use our extensive experience.

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What is lipedema?


What are the causes of lipedema?


What are the symptoms?

How is lipedema diagnosed?

Diagnostic imaging techniques

A CT and MRI can localise the corresponding fat increases relatively precisely. The doctor can also see the extent to which you have them.

Sonography (ultrasound examination) can also provide information on the aspects of expression.

Who conducts the investigation to determine this?

As a rule, the finding or diagnosis is carried out by a doctor competent in lymphology (for the List of Members Professional Association of Lymphologists e. V. or Lipedema Society).

What is the difference between lipedema and lymphoedema?

Lipoedema is caused by too much fatty tissue - lymphoedema is caused by a disturbance of the functions in the lymphatic channels. Since the cause of the two diseases is different, the corresponding therapy is also different - even if the symptoms are similar.

How can lipedema be treated?


There are different forms of therapy for the treatment of lipedema.

Conservative therapy

There are several options available as conservative treatments (non-surgical treatments):

    1. Manual lymphatic drainage:
      The lymphatic drainage is stimulated by gentle massage and the accumulated proteins and fatty acids are mobilised and transported away. Unfortunately, the effect is usually not permanent.
    2. Compression therapy:
      By consistently wearing compression stockings, swelling caused by standing for long periods of time can be somewhat reduced. Unfortunately, wearing the tight compression trousers is often painful and not tolerated by those affected.
    3. Complex physical decongestive therapy:
      This combines lymphatic massage with compression treatment through firm bandaging of the extremities and targeted gymnastic movement exercises. This forces the water out of the legs, which leads to a temporary improvement. Since the basic problem is not treated, this method does not bring about a lasting improvement.

Surgical therapy

For permanent relief of the symptoms, surgical reduction of the fatty tissue has proven successful. Here, the affected fat pads are reduced by means of liposuction.

At the Noah Clinic we have many years of experience with liposuction and perform it in all regions of the body. Especially for lipoedema, we use the gentle water jet technique, in some cases also vibration treatment - extended by radio frequency and plasma lifting.

Procedure of the lipedema operation with us in Kassel


Use our experience for your surgical treatment of your lipedema