Lipoedema UK 2021 Survey – Living With Lipoedema- Liposuction and Other Treatments

Thank you to everyone who completed our 2021 Survey Living with Lipoedema, Liposuction and other Treatments. We have had an overwhelming response and appreciate everyone who took the time to share your experiences with us.  

The survey is now closed. We are in the process of analysing the data and will update this page and our media accounts with results and publications as soon as possible. 

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The responses to our survey will be used by Lipoedema UK in their work to raise awareness of Lipoedema and of the good practice that exist and the areas where there are gaps in services provided to people with Lipoedema.

The National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) have invited Lipoedema UK to provide an organisational submission to share the views and experiences of women with Lipoedema. 

The results of our survey has helped us respond to NICE Interventional Procedure Guidance Non-cosmetic Liposuction in the treatment of Lipoedema IP1843 and a report has now been submitted to NICE.

If living with Lipoedema or completing our survey has had a significant impact on your mental health, the resources below are available to help. 
Samaritans- Call 116 123, email or visit their website

NICE Interventional Procedure Guidance Non-cosmetic Liposuction in the treatment of Lipoedema IP1843

NICE has been notified about this procedure and it is part of its work programme. The Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee (IPAC) will consider this procedure and NICE will issue an interventional procedures consultation document about its safety and efficacy for 4 weeks’ public consultation. IPAC will then review the consultation document in the light of comments received and produce a final interventional procedures document, which will be considered by NICE before guidance is issued to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  For more information on the process: