Morgan and her sister Emily, patients of Dr. David Amron at the Roxbury Institute in Beverly Hills discuss lipedema. Listen to their story! Click here to view more patient video testimonials and learn more about how lipedema can be treated.
- Morgan and Emily
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!
- Melody R.
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. My Ankle cuff parole date was November 19, 2015.
- Marlene S.
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!
- Michelle O.
Both my daughter and I have Lipedema and have gotten surgery from Dr. Amron. He is beyond amazing. He cares so much about his patients and takes his time answering all your questions. He has over 20 years of experience and I would not feel comfortable having surgery with any other doctor God Bless him.
- Laila S.
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.
- Melissa K.
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.
- Sandra M.
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!
- Casey F.
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.
- Kim G (Review from 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
- H.C. (Review from Yelp)
Before meeting Dr. Amron, I was nearly immobile due to my lipedema. It affected me physically, socially, and mentally, and I was completely consumed in finding a solution to the condition. I was misdiagnosed countless times and spent more than 40 thousand dollars on treatments that didn’t work. Finally, I found Dr. Amron. His specialized procedure and technique completely changed my life. I am no longer facing life in a wheelchair, and am now living the active, healthy life I always dreamed of.
- Jasna Tursic - Actual Lipedema Patient
The purpose of this personal testimonial is to express my sincerest gratitude for the superb patient care I received thus far, from “start to finish”, from Dr. David Amron and his wonderful staff. Four days ago I had liposuction performed on my anterior thighs and calves and ankles. After diligently researching physicians for the past two months, I feel very blessed that I ultimately chose Dr. David Amron to be my doctor. Because I also am a healthcare physician, many of my colleagues are renowned plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills. That being said, I was very particular about who I would choose to perform my surgery and accordingly, I did my due diligence before selecting him as my liposuction specialist.
When I initially met Dr. Amron, I was immediately impressed with his gentle bedside manners, coupled with his strong sense of confidence and expertise. Dr. Amron had a very kind demeanor, and it was obvious he loved his job and was passionate about providing excellent care to his patients. During my interview with Dr. Amron, he was very informative and comprehensive about the type of surgery he would recommend for my body type. He spared no time answering my long list of questions concerning the pending procedure I was considering to have performed on my legs. Additionally, his patient care coordinator, Deanna, who I interacted with mostly, was very professional, incredibly sweet, and genuinely sincere when answering all of my questions. In general, his entire office staff and surgery staff were friendly and very accommodating.
After spending literally weeks on the computer reading reviews on Dr David Amron, as well as any and all literature I could find about various physicians specializing in “cankle” liposuction, I was somewhat nervous about this type of surgery. In certain reviews, a few patients expressed that their surgical experience was extremely uncomfortable and painful. Also, others commented that a few days (and even weeks) after the surgery, they still experienced terrible pain in their legs. As you would imagine, this information was quite discerning to me. This is perhaps the motivating reason why I decided to write this testimonial, since my surgical experience was the extreme opposite. To be brutally honest, the unexpectedly best part of my experience with Dr. Amron was the actual day of the surgery.
Now, about my surgery: About 15 minutes before my surgery, the nurse gave me valium to calm my nerves, which apparently is the norm for patients prior to having the procedure. Dr. Amron took “before” pictures of my legs and assured me to not be nervous and that he would take great care of me. My surgery lasted approximately 2.5 hours, and I was able to coherently speak to Dr. Amron during the entire surgery.
At this point, I felt totally relaxed and meditated once I was laying on the surgery table, knowing God would now be working through Dr. Amron’s skilled hands……. And, magically, THERE WAS BARELY ANY PAIN WHATSOEVER DURING THE ENTIRE PROCEDURE. Dr. Amron was very attentive to me, and if at any point during the surgery I commented I was feeling discomfort, he showed compassion and immediately stopped and redirected where he was suctioning out the fat.
Ironically enough, my only complaint during the entire surgery was that overall my body was so cold. The reason for this was because there is cold water that comes out of the cannulas during the “water assisted liposuction” (WAL) and consequently I remember my body shivering on the table. Dr. Amron explained to me that this particular type of WAL Liposuction was necessary because he believes I have a mild case of lipedema, which apparently gets great results with this type of liposuction technique. Another important fact worth mentioning is that Dr. Amron actually is skilled with various different types of liposuction techniques, and he actually utilized a few different liposuction devices for my surgery. I remember hearing different noises throughout the procedure, and noted that he used different size cannulas, depending on what part of my leg he was sculpting. This is a huge factor to consider when you are researching a liposuction specialist. You must make certain that your physician of choice has knowledge and experience with more than one style of liposuction technique, since every person has different medical issues to be considered when he or she must undergo fat removal.
Which leads me to another fact I believe is worth mentioning. I was very comfortable with Dr. Amron because he was knowledgeable about a medical condition called “lipedema.” My entire life I have been in excellent physical condition. I work out routinely 5 to 6 days a week and had been a fitness model in my thirties. After having a child in my 40s, it was more difficult for me to stay lean and I noticed hormonal changes to my body that made me to store fat in my anterior thighs and lower legs, regardless of my diet and/or endless hours in the gym. Consequently, I was told that I am the ideal candidate for lipo”sculpture”, regardless of the fact that I have lipedema, since fat was going to be removed only to very specific parts of my thighs, ankles and calves, with the main purpose to “sculpt” out my legs in order to create better muscular definition.
In any event, it has been only four days post surgery. I cannot comment on what the final outcome of my surgery will be, since currently I have the normal and expected swelling and edema in the areas where fat was removed. But, also surprising to me, it that at this time THERE IS MINIMAL LOCALIZED PAIN IN ALL OF THE AREAS I HAD FAT REMOVED (which I find to be astounding) and I HAVE MINIMAL BRUISING. Right now the best way to explain my “discomfort” in my legs is that it feels like the aftermath of having a hard core work out in the gym. I told Dr. Amron I wanted to actually to return to the gym already, and he smiled and said I needed to take it easy. I guess I am just so excited that I am able to function with my normal rigorous physical routine already. I certainly am looking forward to be able to return to the gym, and not be so self-conscious about the disproportionate weight I once carried in my legs.
Lastly, ALL of the incisions that were made on my legs are barely noticeable, and it’s only been four days! I can’t wait for the day I am NO LONGER NEEDING TO WEAR THESE MISERABLE COMPRESSION GARMENTS. Most of the medical literature I’ve read from various liposuction specialists supports the contentions that it is imperative to wear 20 -30 mmgh compression garments post surgically. So, if I have any advice to give anyone reading this blob, make sure you have a few comfortable and fashionable pairs of compression garments, because you need to wear them MINIMALLY 24 hrs for the first two weeks. Ugh!!!!
I anxiously await to see the long-term aesthetic results of my surgery.
- Dr. A