Lipoedema Information

Note: Lymphoedema, Lipoedema, and Post-Surgery recovery are complex issues requiring a proper assessment by a fully qualified therapist. I am the highest trained therapist in Australia and I personally assess every patient before they come to the clinic to ensure lymphatic drainage therapy can be performed, it may not be suitable in certain circumstances. Be cautious with online bookings.

Kristin was invited to be the Australian Patient and Therapist Representative,

and a guest speaker on her course

 "Kristin Osborn's Ultimate Guide To Plastic Surgery" a guide for patients seeking surgery

Kristin also participated in published papers at the Lipedema World Congress in Germany in 2023.

Kristin also attended the "Live Surgery Day" alongside the Surgeons to learn about the advancements in Lipoedema Surgery and has now developed a course called "Lipoedema Surgery" for ANY Dr or Surgeon to learn about Lipoedema and perform the surgery on Lipoedema Patients.






Kristin is a Ausmed Lymphoedema & Lipoedema Educator



Lipoedema Podcast


Hippy Lippy Lady Lipoedema Awareness Store

Radio Interview for Awareness

Hippy Lippy Lady Lipoedema Awareness Facebook page

Lipoedema Business Support Group Australia Facebook Page

Lipoedema Surgery Australia

LinkedIn Lipoedema Awareness Article

Early assessment & treatment will slow the progression. 

Kristin is extensively trained in the assessment of this disease & the many other complications that can come with it.

Mental Health plays a key role in the management of Lipoedema

What is lipoedema?

Lipoedema is a disease of the fat and connective tissue. It mainly affects women but can affect men and often develops around times of hormonal change, puberty, pregnancy & menopause. Lipoedema connective tissue is different, it has gaps for fluid, gel, and fibrosis to form.

Some signs of lipoedema:
• Fat tissue changes affecting the legs, buttocks, hips, abdomen, arms, breasts & under the chin
• Fat ‘bulges’ or 'fat pads' develop around the knees or at the hips, this is now known as 'Compartment Syndrome' and can be managed using Reid Sleeve Compression Garments
• The body may look out of proportion; the upper body is smaller than the lower body
• Waistline may be narrow in comparison to hips
• Feet and hands are usually not affected
• The area may bruise easily, with broken blood vessels, and/or varicose veins.

What lipoedema may feel like:
• The skin and tissue can feel very soft and may be cold to the touch.
• Some people feel small lumps (called lipomas) in the enlarged tissues.
• There may be pain in the affected areas, especially when pressure is applied.
• Legs may feel heavy, tired, and aching.






Excess dieting, exercise or weight loss surgery does not change Lipoedema fat

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Lipoedema comes in different shapes and diagnostics and is progressive