Q&A with Dr Naveen Somia – Liposuction for Lipoedema Patients

Q&A with Dr Naveen Somia – Liposuction for Lipoedema Patients

In this Q&A Dr Somia explains how liposuction and non surgical treatments can work together for lipoedema management.

About Dr Naveen Somia

Dr Naveen Somia is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, who trained in Australia and continues to practice across both public and private hospitals in NSW. He is also a published author across many scientific journals who takes an active interest in the teaching, training and mentoring of Australia’s future plastic surgeons, which he thoroughly enjoys.

To find out more about Dr Somia visit his Find a Surgeon profile here, alternatively find out more by going to Dr Somia’s website here.

Further resources

A list of articles providing more information and research on liposuction for lipoedema, can be accessed below. **Please note some of these articles may require subscriptions.

  1. Amato AC, Amato JL, Benitti D. Efficacy of Liposuction in the Treatment of Lipedema: A Meta-Analysis. Cureus. 2024;16(2). https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.55260
  2. Baumgartner A, Hueppe M, Meier-Vollrath I, Schmeller W. Improvements in patients with lipedema 4, 8 and 12 years after liposuction. Phlebology. 2021;36(2):152-159. https://doi.org/10.1177/02683555209497
  3. Klöppel M, Römich D, Machens H-G, Papadopulos NA. Quality of life following liposuction for lipoedema: a prospective outcome study. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. 2024. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2024.02.048
  4. Kruppa P, Georgiou I, Schmidt J, Infanger M, Ghods M. A 10-year retrospective before-and-after study of lipedema surgery: patient-reported lipedema-associated symptom improvement after multistage liposuction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2022;149(3):529e-541e. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000008880
  5. Schlosshauer T, Heiss C, von Hollen AK, Spennato S, Rieger UM. Liposuction treatment improves disease‐specific quality of life in lipoedema patients. International Wound Journal. 2021;18(6):923-931. https://doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13608
  6. Witte T, Dadras M, Heck F-C, et al. Water-jet-assisted liposuction for the treatment of lipedema: standardized treatment protocol and results of 63 patients. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. 2020;73(9):1637-1644. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2020.03.002

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