The Bottom Line: Lipedema vs. Cellulite
Lipedema and cellulite are both distinct skin conditions that can pose similar skin alterations, such as dimples and unevenness. However, there is a stark difference between cellulite and lipedema. Lipedema is a medical condition that can result in pain, bruising, and swelling. On the other hand, cellulite is purely cosmetic and doesn’t result in pain or require treatment.
Lipedema requires broader treatment options to manage symptoms and prevent progression, such as lifestyle changes, complete decongestive therapy, and possibly liposuction, while cellulite can be treated through topical creams and different types of laser treatments. However, if you notice any symptoms of lipedema or cellulite, visit your doctor to ensure you get a proper diagnosis and discuss your treatment options.
If you’re living with lipedema, talk to your doctor today about Tactile Medical’s Flexitouch Plus system. With the Flexitouch Plus system, you can manage your symptoms of lipedema from the comfort of your home.
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