In 1974 Georgio Fischer started with fat removal in Italy.
The adrenalin helps the blood vessels contract to avoid a lot of blood loss. The bicarbonate reduces the acidity, making the infusing procedure less painful/stingy. The fat holds the lidocaine, releasing is slowly, which allows for the application of high doses.
However, the body being able to break it down is also very important. This can be hindered by medication like anti-depressants and certain pain killers.
They all have their own quirks. Drs. Schift mentioned the risk of burns with UAL, although it helps loosen the fat, and the difficulty with anesthesia in WAL, the fluid being infused not prior but during the procedure and therefore not being able to put the anesthetic properties to full use and requiring additional anesthesia. Drs. Schift himself favors LAL, which he says is primarily used to burns through the connective tissue and helps the skin contract to avoid pleas and folds in the skin after liposuction.
I wouldn’t know about treating the lower arms myself. If that is possible, safely, it would be of use for many, since many do have lipedema in the arms. As for a cure? In case you’re not a regular reader of this blog: we’re open to liposuction as a treatment option (been there, done that, no regrets), but we don’t refer to it as a cure. Sadly, there is no known cure for lipedema at this point.
The other being about skin therapy and Ayurveda, more specifically a combination of endermology, Ayurvedic supplements, breathing techniques and exercise. I’m not saying it does nothing, but it described only one case of a lady who (also) had venous insufficiency and therefore had a strong edema component. The before and after pictures were great – she lost inches - but edema is easier to reduce than pure lipedema. At this point the person presenting the findings could not confirm whether or not it was (mostly) edema management and what did what in the treatment program. So, I’m giving it a mention, but am not getting into the details.