Do you also wonder whether lipedema therapy is covered by your health insurance? Then you’re not alone. In fact, costs are a central issue when it comes to lipedema. As soon as the diagnosis is available, treatment begins. This includes regular lymphatic drainage and the preparation of compression clothes. Both are part of the conservative treatment of lipedema and the costs are usually covered by the health insurance. Unfortunately, when it comes to surgical treatment through liposuction, this is not always the case.
Until today, liposuction as a surgical treatment option for lipedema is not recognized by health insurance companies and is usually not paid for as a result. Those affected must therefore bear the costs of the procedure themselves. The range of these costs, cannot be generalised, as they always depend on the individual stage of the disease and the associated extent of the operation.