The diagnosis of lipoedema is an extremely simple one to make from a clinical point of view for someone familiar with the subject, without the need for sophisticated additional technical examinations.

You can make the diagnosis yourself, with just a couple of judicious explanations.


The chronic pain of lipoedema is due to the compression of deep vessels and peripheral micro-vessels by fat, preventing proper tissue oxygenation.


In the feedback I get from my patients, the wearing of compression stockings advocated by many worsens the pain rather than relieving it. And that’s logical.
What’s more, compressing fat has never caused its owner to lose an ounce of that fat.

The only way to help is to remove this fat, which, once built up, is impossible to eliminate through a balanced diet and physical exercise, although these are recommended to avoid aggravating the situation.


The 2.5 mmm diameter Houyoux cannula, with a 1 mm diameter hole, powered by Euromi’s Lipomatic or Evamatic, enables this fat to be removed, while respecting the vascularization and connective tissue essential for proper skin retraction during the procedure.

In my growing experience with lipoedema, once the normal postoperative pain has disappeared, and lasts from a few days to a fortnight, the pain typical of lipoedema fades away and never returns to the treated area, which is a real relief for all my patients. In fact, they talk about it more and more freely in associations and on social networks.

This relief is my greatest satisfaction, since I perfected my cannula and the technique it enables me to perform since October 2014.


Each lipoedema procedure lasts between four and five hours, under local anaesthetic and conscious sedation, on a strictly outpatient basis.

The budget for a complete treatment of lipoedema is considerable, since the all-inclusive cost of a procedure of this duration varies between CHF 8 and 10,000, and it takes between two and four procedures to definitively solve your problem.

To get a very precise idea of the budget involved, and before you come, you can send me an e-mail with your age, weight and height, and a photo of your face, profile and back, including your feet. The essential information consultation often lasts an hour and a half and costs CHF 200.

information session

In order to provide detailed information at no cost to the patient, Dr. Houyoux will offer an information session on lipoedema and its technique, once or twice a month, in small groups of no more than 10 people.

These sessions will take place in the evening, at 8:00 p.m. in the reception room of the Vich liposculpture center. They will last between one and a half and two hours, and are designed to be friendly but relevant.

Thank you for your interest, and we hope to see you soon.

Important preliminary remark: The photographic examples shown above are intended to provide additional information to the text explaining the techniques. The photos are, of course, unretouched, and the procedures were performed by Dr. Houyoux personally. The patients pictured have explicitly agreed that Docteur Houyoux may use their photos for information purposes. They can in no way be considered as a guarantee of results, as each case must be discussed individually.

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