Liposuction for lipedema of the buttocks

Many women desire a shapely bottom – especially lipedema patients. This is because the pathological fat distribution disorder not only makes the buttocks misshapen and excessively voluminous, but also causes significant discomfort. Depending on the stage, lipedema causes severe pain, sensitivity to pressure (especially while sitting) and restrictions in mobility. When conservative treatment options no longer provide satisfactory relief, liposuction is the answer for lasting success.

The experienced team of specialists at LIPOCURA® will support you on your path to a new, symptom-free life. We have been focusing on lipedema and its best possible treatment for many years. That is why we take our patients and their complaints very seriously. We want you to know that you are in good hands with us. We are happy to answer all your questions at any time.


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Brief liposuction overview

Operating time 2–3 hours
Anaesthesia General anaesthesia
Hospital stay 1 overnight stay
Rest period 3–10 days
Fit for sports/exercise from the 6th week on


The liposuction method at LIPOCURA®

After the arms and legs, the buttocks are most frequently affected by lipedema. Affected women often have difficulty finding clothes that fit, complain of pain while sitting and do not feel taken seriously by their surroundings, as lipedema is frequently mistaken for obesity. Removal of the diseased fat cells is therefore of particular importance.

At LIPOCURA®, we perform liposuction on the buttocks under general anaesthesia, using the PAL method (power assisted liposuction) combined with the tumescent technique. We first inject the special tumescent solution into the areas of the buttocks to be treated. This causes the fatty tissue to bloat so that it can then be removed with the help of a cannula, the tip of which is set to vibrate. The surrounding tissue, lymph vessels and veins are not damaged in the process.

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Liposuction procedure on the buttocks

We are there for you at all times and will support you throughout your entire treatment period – from the initial consultation and preparation for the surgery to the procedure itself and the aftercare. If you are unsure or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The first consultation with us allows us to get to know you as well as your symptoms and expectations. We will also inform you specifically about the course of the treatment. Of course, we also want you to earn your trust. Therefore, we will allay any fears and uncertainties before the surgery and answer all your questions.

The lipedema surgery begins with us marking the areas on the buttocks to be treated and administering the general anaesthetic. As soon as the anaesthetic takes effect, we make the incisions of 0.5 to 1 cm and inject the tumescent solution through them to bloat the fat cells. In the last step, the tissue-conserving liposuction is performed by the special vibrating cannula. The entire liposuction procedure takes about 2–3 hours, depending on the complexity of the surgery.

After successful liposuction of the buttocks, you will be given special compression pants to avoid postoperative formation of dents or oedema. The compression garment should be worn night and day for about six weeks. Usually our patients stay for one night after the surgery for in-patient observation before they can return home. You should take it easy for the first few days and avoid any strenuous physical activities. Listen to your body and give it the time it needs to heal.
The risks – rare cases of wound healing disorders or unsightly scarring – can be kept to an absolute minimum by our specialists thanks to their long-standing experience and adherence to the highest standards of hygiene and quality.

After the treatment: Buttock lift?

The skin does not always return to its original form on its own after liposuction. Often, unsightly excess skin may remain on the buttocks, which in turn can lead to symptoms such as inflammation or bacterial infections in the skin folds. We do not leave you to deal with this issue alone – at LIPOCURA® we will provide you with a holistic treatment that takes all eventual outcomes into account. Skin tightening using various methods such as the plasma laser is also part of our range of services.

Find out more about skin tightening after liposuction.

How much does liposuction of the buttocks cost?

The costs for a lipedema surgery on the buttocks at LIPOCURA® are based on the complexity of the surgery, i.e. how many fat cells we have to remove. The price includes consultation, surgical material, aftercare, compression garments and personnel costs. There are no hidden or subsequent fees; we will gladly provide you with a detailed proposal during a personal consultation.

You will receive more detailed information on the costs of the surgery and potential cost coverage by your health insurance.

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