Tracey G Prosthetics and Lingerie - A new resource for The Lipoedema Support Community who offers conservative management garments for Lipoedema and Lymphoedema with garments for all of the body.
We have trained fitters in both locations and online as well. We also cater for bras and swimsuits sizes 6-34 and cup sizes AA-K. Lipoedema is a chronic condition characterised by a painful and abnormal accumulation of fat cells in the hips, thighs, buttocks, legs and sometimes arms. The legs may become swollen, bruise easily, feel tender and uncomfortable.
The condition almost exclusively affects women and it is estimated that 1 in 10 women suffer with Lipoedema. The most common time of onset of Lipoedema is during puberty or pregnancy, which leads experts to believe that the condition may occur due to changes in hormones either medication related or during menopause.
The condition is poorly understood and often dismissed as obesity. If not diagnosed and managed properly Lipoedema can result in further complications including reduced mobility, lymphedema due to scarring of the lymphatics due to the inflammatory nature of the lipoedema tissue; as well as depression, anxiety, body dysmorphia or eating disorders.
Sufferers can experience emotional and psychological damage due to receiving a lack of diagnosis and support from medical practitioners and family.
There are a range of conservative management treatment options available to sufferers, as well as a surgical solution. To find out more about treatment options click here.