The Advanced Lipedema Treatment Program is an internationally renowned and innovative technique for lipedema treatment, created by Dr. David Amron. This proprietary program is designed to help you prevent, treat, and manage lipedema, and is available exclusively at The Roxbury Institute in Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Amron leads a team of lipedema specialists who 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 method ensures that you’ll receive the best possible care and greatest results, with our compassionate team holding your hand every step of the way. Beginning with an extensive consultation and diagnosis, your treatment recommendations may include nutritional counseling, lymphatic sparing liposuction surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, pre & post-surgical IV therapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), Compression Decongestive Therapy (CDT), and more.
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 process.
At the surface of our philosophy is beautiful artistry. Our elegant and skillful surgeons target disproportionate fat on the patient's body, so that the patient loses weight, but does so in a perfectly balanced way. 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 his years of experience, unmatched skill, empathetic approach, and liposculpting artistry, Advanced Lipedema Treatment has provided a higher quality of life to thousands of people around the world.
One of the most crucial elements for lipedema patients is that the surgeon approach it in a lymphatic sparing way. Dr. David Amron uses a lymphatic sparing technique combining Water-Assisted Liposuction (WAL) in a tumescent fashion, which allows for proper hydro-dissection of the fatty tissues, and properly prepares the area prior to liposuction surgery. Dr. Amron has adapted this technique to safely anesthetize the patient using local anesthetic, with or without twilight anesthesia. Since the treatment remains solely within the subcutaneous layer of fat in each cosmetic unit, the diseased fat can be more safely removed using local anesthesia and in fewer procedures.
The benefits are faster recovery, less pain and bruising, lower risk of complications, and most patients are able to get up and walk around as quickly as 15 to 20 minutes after surgery.
As a world-renowned lipedema specialist, Dr. Amron stresses that the most important aspect of a successful surgical outcome is less about the specific tools or technology used, and more so about the experience, judgment, skills, and artistry of the surgeon using the tools, which make all the difference. Dr. Amron developed a highly specialized treatment that uses advanced liposuction technology with his unique three-dimensional circumferential method that treats each body part as a comprehensive, three-dimensional cosmetic unit.
The ultimate goal of Advanced Lipedema Treatment is not only to remove excess fat, but to reshape the body in an aesthetically pleasing way by creating perfectly balanced and proportioned contours with the exquisite eye of an artist. More than simple liposuction, Dr.Amron refers to this refined approach as “liposculpture.”
Dr. Amron offers a comprehensive phone or video consultation process. This allows him to see patient photographs, review previous medical records, and create a personalized surgical treatment plan without requiring patients to travel to Los Angeles. After a treatment plan is created, Dr. Amron asks his patients to arrive one day prior to their first surgery for an in-person, pre-operative visit to confirm all aspects of the treatment plan. Typically, the first surgery is done the day after the in-person visit. Most patients are able to return home as early as three days after surgery.
The nature and number of procedures depend on the severity of your lipedema. For example, you may only need one surgery if just one area is affected. On average, Dr. Amron will perform two separate surgeries to remove all the diseased fat. The first surgical procedure is typically comprised of the calves, ankles, and arms. The second surgery typically involves the circumferential thighs, and possibly the buttocks.
The length of time between surgeries is typically four weeks apart, but it depends on the stage of lipedema and the complexity of the surgery. Rarely, a third surgery may be necessary for very advanced patients.
Dr. Amron has devised a specific postoperative care plan for each patient who undergoes surgery at The Roxbury Institute. Beginning the day after the operation, patient recovery is assisted by specialized lymphatic massage to drain and remove excess fluid. Patients with stage three or four lipedema may have their feet and legs bandaged immediately after surgery.
Next, patients typically wear compression garments 24 hours a day for four weeks after surgery. In some cases, post-surgery IV therapy may be utilized. Finally, Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) therapy is recommended twice a week for four to six weeks.
In most cases, Advanced Lipedema Treatment patients will be up and walking within 15-30 minutes after surgery, and can leave the surgical center in the care of a family member or nurse. For patients with complicated medical histories, we often recommend an aftercare facility.