Dr. Thomas Su, M.D. 

On this episode of We are Living Healthy, Alexis is joined by Dr. Thomas Su, M.D, Dr. Thomas Su, is the owner and cosmetic surgeon of Artistic Lipo. Dr. Su began his medical career in internal medicine, practicing that until 2005, when he began to provide a full spectrum of non-invasive cosmetic procedures.

Key Takeaways from Alexis chat with Dr. Thomas Su 

● What is Lipedema?
Lipedema is a medical problem that involves the irregular distribution of fat under the skin. Usually, it affects the legs, hips, and buttocks. Sometimes, though, it can affect the upper arms, too. While lipedema usually starts as a primarily cosmetic problem, over time, it often causes pain and poor mobility.

● How is Lipedema Diagnosed?
All too often, doctors diagnose lipedema at a late stage. This is because they lack familiarity with this disease. By the time patients have received a diagnosis, they have often suffered for many years, both physically and emotionally.

The good news is an experienced doctor can diagnose sufferers from a visual checkup. Lipedema has a characteristic body appearance. The legs (and sometimes arms) are usually larger than the trunk of the body. They don’t match the size of the upper body, waist, ankles, and wrists, which are usually slender.

They also offer Virtual Consultations- Lipedema

The process of the ArtLipo virtual consultation for lipedema is to first send us your basic information along with your photos, and what you are looking for. The video explains how our doctors evaluate you using these photos. The video then shows how our doctors will draw what your legs and arms will look like after your surgery, something we don’t think you will find anywhere else.

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