Finding New Treatments for Lipedema with Dr. Mark Smith, MD

Title: Finding New Treatments for Lipedema


Intro: Dr. Smith: Liposuction is an integral tool of what we do. We use it for cancer patients, for fat grafting. We use it to thin out tissues that we transfer for reconstructions. We do a lot of stuff with liposuction outside of just liposuction for cosmetic purposes. It’s a tool. Obviously lipedema is also within that realm, patients who are having symptoms, patients who have lipodystrophies, or fat storage disorders, have changes secondary to certain drugs that they take.They all benefit from liposuction. It’s a useful tool. Catherine: How did you go from baseball to plastic surgery?

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