The practice of Dr. Dominik von Lukowicz is conducting research into the causes of lipedema in cooperation with the Technical University of Munich and under the direction of Professor Machens. Assistant physician Anna Bauer is in charge of the investigations in the laboratory and thanks to her great commitment and outstanding achievements she has been able to acquire research funds from the US Foundation for Lipedema. The results to date have already been presented at several congresses worldwide.
Through numerous hormone examinations in lipedema patients, Dr. Lossagk was able to determine that there is a recurring pattern for a hormone-reactive event, which was then confirmed by Mrs. Bauer in her examinations.
The “meaningless number of studies” always mentioned by the health insurance companies was also a motivation for the two surgeons to initiate a large-scale study on the quality of life of lipedema patients.
The investigation here is certainly still in its infancy, but Mrs Bauer and Dr. Lossagk are certain that meaningful results can be expected due to the high patient numbers of Dr. von Lukowicz and the samples obtained through his operations.