Advancing knowledge and therapy for Lipedema.

Welcome to ALT – The Advanced Lipedema Treatment program at The Roxbury Institute. The ALT method is a unique and highly specialized treatment for Lipedema developed by Dr. David Amron, the pioneer of Lipedema surgery in the United States. The goal of the ALT method is to provide the maximum disease treatment, prevention, and maximum cosmetic improvement to Lipedema patients from around the world.

The ALT method is based on specific principles and techniques developed in over 25 years of experience and 5000 successful, safe Lipedema surgeries by Dr. Amron, an internationally recognized leader in Lipedema surgery. Its success is not based on marketing gimmicks, but rather an artistically engineered systemic approach, a structured treatment plan and technical proficiency that is applied to every patient. Take the time to understand Dr. Amron’s uniquely specialized ALT method. The choice of your surgeon and their method is the most important decision you will make to safely and optimally treat Lipedema and transform your life. 

The Symmetry

Balanced and proportionate fat removal resulting in aesthetically pleasing body contouring results from the eye of an artist.

The Cosmetic Unit

Advanced liposuction technology with a unique three-dimensional, 360° circumferential method that treats each body part as a comprehensive, whole cosmetic unit.

The Safe Plane

Proprietary Water-Assisted Liposuction (WAL) techniques to remove diseased fat within the “safe plane” resulting in the safest procedure available today.

The Treatment Plan

Our team of lipedema specialists collaborate and combine their expertise from thousands of surgeries to provide you with a comprehensive lipedema treatment plan that is customized for your unique needs and goals.  This integrated and personally tailored treatment plan ensures that you’ll receive the best possible care and results.





The Anesthetic Approach

Fat removal using only local and/or twilight anesthesia and in fewer procedures for rapid recovery and optimal results - no general anesthesia is required.

The 360° Approach

Highly specialized liposculpting technique using Dr. Amron’s proprietary 360° circumferential method - a technically engineered artistic three dimensional design.

The Five Step Multi-System Approach

Transformative results achieved through our technically advanced and engineered five step multi-system approach.

The Skill

ALT patients are in the hands of trusted experts with our board-certified Dermatologic and Plastic surgeons bringing over 25 years of experience in Lipedema surgery, complicated revision liposuction surgeries and plastic-reconstructive surgeries.

The Focus

Our expert surgeons are passionately dedicated to state-of-the-art treatment and results. Over 12,000 safe and successful liposuction surgeries performed. Committed to training select surgeons from around the world in the most advanced techniques.

The Recognition

Recognized by top-tier medical journals and media outlets including “The Doctors,” The Today Show, NBC News, PBS, Fox News, The Learning Channel (TLC), and many others.



Advanced Lipedema Treatment is The Solution for Lipedema.

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The Breakthrough is Advanced Lipedema Treatment (ALT)

The architect behind ALT, and the pioneer in lipedema surgery, Dr. David Amron has transformed the lives of thousands of lipedema patients with his revolutionary Advanced Lipedema Treatment. Over the course of his illustrious 25+ year career, he has performed over 12,000 successful liposuction surgeries, which led to breakthrough discoveries for preventing, treating, and managing lipedema. Dr. Amron’s mission in developing the Advanced Lipedema Treatment method was to help patients return to the fully active, healthy, and happy lives they are missing, and deserve. ALT is globally recognized as a highly specialized and advanced program to treat lipedema.

The Gold Standard for Lipedema Care

You’ve arrived at The Answer to your lipedema concerns. Finally, there is an effective solution to the physical and emotional pain of lipedema. Leading board-certified dermatologic surgeon, Dr. David Amron, has developed a unique three-dimensional circumferential approach to liposuction that views each body part in a comprehensive, complete fashion. Using a lymphatic sparing technique combining Water-Assisted Liposuction (WAL) in a tumescent fashion, the diseased fat can be more safely removed within the “safe plane” of the subcutaneous layer using only local anesthesia and in fewer procedures — no general anesthesia is required! The wonderful goal of ALT is not only to remove accumulated fat and decongest fibrosis, but also to create perfect blending, balance, proportion, and the most aesthetically pleasing body contouring results with the eye of an artist.  Peer-adopted, validated by thousands of happy patients, and proprietary designed, today ALT is recognized worldwide as the gold standard for lipedema treatment.

Our Compassionate Approach and Philosophy

Advanced Lipedema Treatment’s philosophy is guided by the principle that our surgeons are treating not simply a disease, but a person with a disease. Prior to even meeting a new patient, empathy leads the way, with our surgeons holding a patient’s hand from the initial consultation through recovery.

At the core of our philosophy is science, a uniquely engineered approach, and technical prowess.

Our philosophy requires a deep understanding of lipedema combined with artistry to achieve maximal disease treatment and cosmetic outcome. Our elegant and skillful surgeons target disproportionate fat, so that the patient becomes perfectly balanced.  Achieving this requires more than just removing the accumulated fat. Equally as important is the careful attention and skill employed through liposculpture to achieve aesthetically pleasing body contouring and cosmetic results, and to maximally decongest the tissues. For maximum improvement in each patient, liposuction and liposculpture should accomplish four main goals: reduction of pain, improvement of symptoms, prevention of disease progression, and the best cosmetic outcome.

Dr. David Amron has dedicated his entire professional life as a board-certified dermatologic surgeon to deeply caring for those suffering from lipedema. Today, Advanced Lipedema Treatment is recognized as the most effective and safest way to treat lipedema in fewer surgeries, without general anesthesia or risk of complications.  By combining years of experience, unmatched skill, an empathetic approach, and liposculpting artistry, Advanced Lipedema Treatment has provided a higher quality of life to thousands of people around the world.

Meet Dr. David Amron, The Lipedema Specialist

Dr. David Amron is a board-certified dermatologic surgeon and the pioneer of lipedema surgery in the United States. For the past 25 years, he has performed over 12,000 life-changing liposuction surgeries, and over 5000 lipedema surgeries. Dr. Amron has widely published numerous articles in leading medical journals, and authored dermatologic surgery and medical textbook chapters.

To bring more awareness to this often misunderstood and misdiagnosed disease, Dr. Amron is regularly featured on international and national media outlets, such as “The Doctors,” The Today Show, NBC News, BBC, 60 Minutes Australia, PBS, Fox News, The Hallmark Channel, The Learning Channel (TLC),, and countless others. He has contributed articles for major news and media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Cosmopolitan, and more. Further, Dr. Amron created and hosts Lippy Logic, the first educational series covering all aspects of Lipedema from education and diagnosis to surgery and beyond.

Are You Among the 11% of Women Who Suffer from Lipedema?

Awareness for lipedema is on the rise. Today, this disfiguring disease has affected 17 million in the United States and 370 million worldwide. If you’re like many women, you may have lipedema and not even know it. While lipedema is a condition that causes disproportionate fat accumulation in the legs, buttocks, and arms — many doctors tell patients they’re simply obese based on BMI index and need to lose weight. These patients then proceed with Bariatric Surgery with little to no improvement of their lipedema. But one of the hallmarks of lipedema is that you can diet and exercise until the cows come home, but nothing works to shed the accumulating fat. To make matters worse, doctors often approach the lymphatic aspect of lipedema without understanding how important the fat storage part of lipedema is. In addition to cosmetic concerns, lipedema can lead to secondary health issues, such as swelling, tenderness, pain, joint problems, abnormal gait, unexplained bruising, and even permanent disability.

The emotional difficulties over your disfigurement can be equally as devastating to your quality of life. That’s why it’s crucial to get an early diagnosis so you can stop the progression of this dangerous disease in its tracks. A simple consultation with one of our experts can answer many of your questions and concerns, and you’ll learn the next steps to defeating your lipedema.

Why ALT is a Cut Above the Rest

Dr. David Amron developed the Advanced Lipedema Treatment method, which is a highly systematic, engineered approach to the mot effective treatment for lipedema. Our approach heals the root cause of lipedema rather than just fixing the external symptoms.  That means the whole you — to achieve optimal health and well-being. Beginning with an in-depth consultation and diagnosis, you’ll receive a customized program with a variety of treatments based on your unique needs and goals, which may include…

Lipedema Diagnosis

Nutritional Counseling

MLD & Decongestive Therapy

Lymphatic Sparing Liposuction Surgery

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Lifestyle Recommendations

Pre- and Post-Surgical IV Therapy

Here’s What Our Grateful Patients are Saying…


Dr. Amron is the gold standard in the field of Lipedema. He takes time to learn about your story(because every lipedema patient has a journey), educates you about lipedema and how he has fought and continues to fight for awareness and proper treatment of this disease. I feel so lucky to have found Dr. Amron and his team at the Roxbury Institute, they answered all my questions and were thorough in pre and post op treatment. Dr. Amron has perfected a minimally invasive surgery to give me back control of my body and for that I am forever grateful.

Jasna T.

Before meeting Dr. Amron, I was nearly immobile due to my lipedema. It affected mephysically, socially, and mentally, and I was completely consumed in finding a solution to thecondition. I was misdiagnosed countless times and spent more than $40,000 on treatments thatdidn’t work. Finally, I found Dr. Amron. His specialized procedure and technique completelychanged my life. I am no longer facing life in a wheelchair, and am now living the active, healthylife I always dreamed of.

H. C. (Yelp)

I was diagnosed with a pretty serious medical condition that was causing pain & discomfort in my legs, arms, lower back & feet. I am very impressed with Dr. Amron & his staff. I have had 2 surgeries with him & I never felt any pain or discomfort at all. He cares about his patients & I felt completely comfortable in his care. His assistants & nurses are very sweet, caring & make you feel completely comfortable. Surgery can sometimes be a little nerve wrecking, it’s nice to have sweet & kind people around you to get you through it. I am from out of state & I flew into L.A. specifically to get the surgery done by Dr. Amron. I am very happy with my decision, he is by far the best surgeon I have ever consulted with. I highly recommend him & his staff. To top it off… I saw immediate results the very first day. Dr. Amron has changed my life & I am very thankful.

Kim G. (Yelp)

I have lipedema. I’ve had three past liposuction procedures from three different doctors and none of them were aware of my condition. As a consequence my results were disappointing-although I believe they kept my disease from progressing. I spent s great deal of time researching options to treat lipedema as well as surgeons who treat. After a few consults with surgeons specializing in the treatment across the U.S. I decided on Dr. Amron. He conveyed a high degree of knowledge regarding treatment and has a great deal of experience treating the disease. I had two procedures spread over two weeks. The staff was excellent and well informed. I was comfortable throughout the procedure. It’s only been a few weeks postop so I can’t provide too much on the result-but I do already see a shape forming in my calf that has never been there that I’m very excited about.

Casey F.

A few years ago, I was referred to Doctor A by someone I trust very much. I found him to be a highly experienced and talented doctor whose skill was worth every penny. One thing that may bother some, but I found extremely ethical, is he will not always tell you what you want to hear. For instance, even if someone was wealthy beyond imagination, and they wanted their lips supersized, he’s not going to just agree with them, take their money, and make them look ridiculous. He is an artist. If you want the best, go to Doctor A. You will not be disappointed. PS His staff is wonderful!

Sandra M.

I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Lipedema in June 2014. In the treatment plan Tumescent Liposuction was listed as the ‘cure’. After interviewing over 10 plastic surgeons not one was familiar with Lipedema, and one even recommended a thigh lift–a major surgery that could damage my already failing lymphatic system. Dr. David Amron was knowledgeable about Lipedema, and very sensitive to my embarrassment over my out of proportion legs that have been 1 to 2 pants sizes larger than my shirts ever since puberty. He even recognized that my arms were affected and the other surgeons didn’t even bother to look at my arms. I am now 4 weeks post-op and the results have been life changing! i can walk without getting shin splints–my gait is completely changed now that I don’t have to ‘walk around my thighs.’ He expertly sculpted my calves and ankles (Leonardo DaVinci never sculpted so good) and I was able to buy boots for the first time in my life! I dropped from a size 18 to a 14 pants in the first two weeks. I couldn’t recommend Dr. Amron more highly–I am a medical device salesperson and work with physicians on a daily basis–Dr. Amron is professional, sensitive, skilled and knowledgeable.

Melissa K.

Dr. Amron is a wonderful and caring doctor. He is an artist when it comes to lipo. He is very knowledgeable on Lipedema. I had an excellent experience with him. He took a lot of time in my consultation to talk about the disease and the surgical options for it. The procedure itself wasn’t too painful and he kept asking how I was doing. I am only 3 weeks out and I am so very pleased with the results! I have different legs already! So thankful for Dr. Amron for his compassion and artistry.

Carrie S.

Carrie travelled to The Roxbury Institute to consult with Dr. Amron for lipedema surgery to remove the diseased fat. In her video testimonial, Carrie discusses how she found treatment for her pain.

Michelle O.

I have Stage 2 Lipedema which is a difficult condition to treat and there are only a few surgeons who do. It took me a very long time to choose my surgeon. I consulted with other surgeons in the U.S. as well as surgeons in Germany. I am very happy with my choice – Dr. David Amron. Dr. Amron is one of the most genuine, caring, confident and knowledgeable doctors I have ever worked with. I traveled from the mid-west to have my surgeries with him. My initial closed mindedness about him because he was located in Beverly Hills was completely incorrect. I rank him right up there with the one and only Dr. Karen Herbst. He has an amazing talent and really wants to put it to use to help us with Lipedema. Something most doctors won’t even take the time to learn about. I don’t easily have trust in doctors but I fully trust Dr. Amron. From the moment I talked to him on my phone consultation to when I met him in person, I felt very comfortable with him. I have had 2 surgeries with Dr. Amron. I am 6 weeks post-op from my first surgery and 3 weeks post-op from my second surgery. I can already see a difference in my legs and arms more importantly, I feel better. He truly is an amazing surgeon and person. I believe that Dr. Amron is the man who is going to give me a better quality of life – one that I have been chasing for years. I highly recommend Dr Amron to others who suffer from Lipedema. Thank you Dr. Amron for everything you did for me and continue to do for the Lipedema community!

Marlene S.

I have Lipedema Stage 2 and Dr. David Amron has SAVED my mobility. I have suffered from Lipedema since I was age 12. Lipedma affects my mobility and if left untreated I could contract obesity related diseases such as diabetes or heart disease. My fat would continue to grow on my arms and legs. On my last trip I was leaking lymphatic fluids from my legs. I was in a crisis state. I needed surgery quickly. Dr Amron is knowledgeable, kind, caring, compassionate and he treats all of his Lipedema Ladies like Queens. I have had so many Doctors misdiagnose me or tell me to lose weight. He goes the extra mile to help me regain my mobility. Dr Amron’s Staff are so great. They do everything possible to help me to heal. Two days after surgery I was walking around. I needed very little pain medication and most of all I could wear SOCKS. I haven’t worn socks in 15 years. Thanks Dr Amron. I will be able to have a healthier life and I can walk pain free.

Melody R.

I am doing GREAT! Before lipedema began to completely take over my life, I was a very active person. With the loss of mobility and constant pain of the past few years, caused by the lipedema, I could no longer be an active participant in life. Now my mobility is back to normal with no pain and I can be an active person again. I am loving and enjoying life again!

Be Your Best You.

If you’re suffering from the disfiguring disease lipedema, it can adversely affect all areas of your life — socially, professionally, and emotionally. The pain and discomfort of lipedema, along with feelings of embarrassment about body image, can have an extremely negative impact on your quality of life.

Advanced Lipedema Treatment can provide you with many life-changing benefits, including…

Improved mood

Pain-free mobility

Increased self-confidence

Higher energy

More active lifestyle

Greater sense of well-being

Better overall health

Enhanced social life

Improved body image

Advancing Knowledge
Therapy for Lipedema