Lipedema is most often diagnosed in women following puberty, during pregnancy or around menopause. One patient, who was diagnosed at 20, is Caroline, a media designer. She made a virtue out of necessity by founding a blog straightaway called Lipedema fashion where she and other lipedema patients share their stories and discuss wearing compression therapy in their everyday lives. It is very important to Caroline to look fashionable despite her medical condition. That is why compression garments in trend colors have been a favorite of hers for some time. Caroline also regularly uses Instagram to pass on styling ideas to patients with lipedema who wear compression garments on a daily basis.
A problem many women find with wearing compression tights is that it gives them a flat bottom because the fabric is flat-knitted, and has the unwanted side effect of compressing their bottoms as well. medi has designed mediven® 550 leg compression tights with a special, bottom-shaping fabric, giving lipedema patients a more feminine silhouette.