What is lipedema?

Lipedema is a disease that affects 1 in 10 women, caused by the proliferation and inflammation of fat cells in the hips and thighs, resulting in limbs being disproportionate to the rest of the body. It affects almost exclusively women and is classified into three degrees:

  • Grade I: The surface of the skin is regular and soft, although nodules of fat can be seen.
  • Grade II: The surface of the skin is irregular and hard.
  • Grade III: The surface of the skin is fatty, especially on the hips and ankles, where fat nodules of different sizes abound. La superficie de la piel es adiposa, sobre todo en caderas y tobillos, donde abundan nódulos de grasa de distinto tamaño.

What is the origin of lipedema?

Usually, lipedema is caused by significant weight gain, although sometimes it can also be caused by hormonal disorders such as hypothyroidism, type II diabetes, polycystic ovaries…


Thermal cryocontrast cabinet

To accelerate recovery after WAL liposuction, we complement the treatment with cryotherapy sessions lasting 3 minutes, in which in just a few seconds it goes from +80ºC to -196ºC.

Quick and comfortable sessions with excellent anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, in which the immune system is also stimulated.

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Most common symptoms of lipedema

  • Very appreciable disproportion between the legs and the rest of the body.
  • Usual bluish spots or bruises.
  • Swelling in the thighs, buttocks, knees and ankles, but not in the feet.
  • Pressure pain.
  • Feeling of heaviness in the legs.

How is Lipedema treated?

Currently, the most effective treatment for lipedema is to eliminate the fat cells that cause the disease through WAL liposuction, a revolutionary technology that offers optimal results.

Dra. Cristina Brasó, WAL liposuction specialist

Dr. Brasó is one of the few specialists in Spain with experience in this technique, effective in all three degrees of lipedema.

Your arms and legs can recover their original volume, shape and smoothness with lipo-WAL treatment. Leave behind the pain and compression clothing. Ask for an appointment without commitment to learn about this innovative system and let Dr. Brasó bring you closer to you.


Thanks to the application of a complementary cryotherapy treatment that accompanies WAL liposuction, the recovery process is much faster.

Are you the ideal candidate?

For the diagnosis of lipedema and confirmation of the disease, a medical consultation with a specialist is necessary.

Ask for an appointment without commitment with Dra. Brasó and she will accompany you in the diagnosis process and guideline of the best treatment for you.

The intervention

The intervention for the treatment of lipedema is a complex surgery that requires a high specialization, but it is much less invasive with the tissues than traditional liposuction and at the same time it allows excellent results: extraction of up to 2.5 liters of fat per session.


Usually, the patient must spend a night in the hospital and is discharged the day after the intervention.

Back to normal

You will be able to return to your routine the day after the intervention, although during the following weeks you may feel tired. If your physical condition prior to surgery is good, recovery will be faster.

The results

WAL liposuction provides excellent results immediately, although the final result will be seen after about six months. In most cases the results are definitive, as long as you accompany it with a balanced diet and regular exercise. The scars will not be visible, even when wearing a bikini.


In some cases, the treatment of lipedema can be carried out in a single session, but in others, 2 or 3 sessions may be necessary to achieve an optimal result.

Our guarantee

Although WAL liposuction is a less invasive treatment than traditional liposuction, there is always some small risk of complications. To minimize them, it is essential that you carefully follow the instructions of our plastic surgeons, both before and after treatment.

Before and after

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