Protection from the risks of lipoedema surgery with follow-up insurance
In Germany alone, millions of women suffer from a condition known as lipoedema. This disorder of fat distribution, mostly manifested in the upper arms, hips, thighs and buttocks, remains quite puzzling. To date, research has not clearly explained why some women develop lymphoedema. Below, we want to provide some more detailed information about this chronic condition, information about lipoedema surgery and its potential risks and the optimal solution for financial protection from follow-up costs.
Lipoedema: manifestations of the fat distribution disorder
Although doctors and researchers are still unable explain why lipoedema develops, it is clear that the condition mostly affects women. Thus, many experts presume that lipoedema is hormonal in origin, potentially triggered by hormonal changes in puberty or pregnancy. It is also quite possible that the tendency to develop lipoedema is hereditary.
For many of those affected, the road to a diagnosis is long and painful, because even well-trained physicians may still label the fat distribution disorder as ordinary obesity. The following symptoms are suggestive of lipoedema:
- Visible excess of fatty tissue
- Increase pressure sensitivity
- Tensional pain
- Development of subcutaneous nodules
- Bruising tendency
- In severe cases: misalignment of the joints & disordered gait
Unfortunately, dietary modifications and regular exercise are not helpful in lipoedema – they only partially alleviate the symptoms. Thus, generally speaking, the only effective solution for women with lipoedema is liposuction.
Lipoedema surgery: a brief summary of the process and risks
In performing liposuction, doctors mostly employ what is known as the tumescence technique: prior to liposuction, the patient is anaesthetised and has a thin cannula inserted into the tissues to be treated. Next, a specialised fluid consisting of saline solution, numbing agents and other medications is injected. Then, a vacuum pump is used to allow gentle removal of the excess fat cells through suction. However, some side effects and complications after liposuction surgery cannot be completely excluded.
Potential side effects and complications after lipoedema surgery include:
- Swelling and bruising
- Problems with wound healing
Some of these side effects will resolve in a few days, but others have to be treated by means of follow-up operations.
Protection from lipoedema surgery costs with the safe4beauty follow-up cost insurance
Possible follow-up operations may pose a major financial burden for patients. In most cases, they have to pay for these costs themselves, unless the original lipoedema surgery was covered by their health insurance. Thus, it makes sense to purchase a follow-up cost insurance policy even before the initial liposuction procedure – it will cover follow-up costs up to 300,000 euros.
The safe4beauty follow-up cost insurance offers patients a reliable and flexible solution. It can be purchased online with only a few clicks – up to 24 hours prior to the lipoedema surgery. After issuing the insurance policy, we will take care of everything that comes up, and we guarantee speedy processing. If you still have questions about our services, we are glad to assist you personally.
Is lipoedema treatable by surgery?
Yes. Using liposuction, lipoedema can be surgically treated at every stage. Depending on the extent of the condition, one or several operations may be required. During lipoedema surgery, excess fat cells are suctioned off through a thin cannula. However, the operation is not entirely risk-free – possible complications and resulting costs for follow-up treatment always need to be taken into consideration.
What kind of follow-up cost insurance makes sense for lipoedema surgery?
The safe4beauty follow-up cost insurance policy offers good protection for patients undergoing lipoedema surgery. It covers expensive follow-up operations and pays for costs up to 300,000 euros. In case of a loss, the patient has a free choice of physician – and after you purchase of the insurance, our experts take care of all processing as well as payment to the respective practitioners.
How much does follow-up cost insurance for lipoedema surgery cost?
The cost varies. The specific costs depend on the treatment itself along with the term of insurance. Prior to purchasing the follow-up cost insurance, you can select:
- which treatments you wish to cover by insurance (up to 3 at a time)
- how long the insurance protection should remain valid (1 to 3 years)
To ensure that you have an accurate picture in advance, you may use our online premium calculator – or contact us directly for a personal consultation!