Polly shares her perspective as a woman living with lipedema and as an advocate for the disease. She touches on the history of lipedema awareness, describes her journey to Germany for life-changing surgery, and the difference that proper diagnosis and treatment can make for someone with the disease.
Polly Armour studied Applied Ecology at Rutgers University, and worked as an environmental scientist while operating an organic farm in New York’s Hudson Valley. In 2013, she discovered she had lipedema, eventually undergoing WAL liposuction with Dr. Josef Stutz. Afterwards, she acted as a “patient pilot,” helping American women with lipedema navigate the journey to Germany, and she realized how badly we need this treatment in the States, since many people cannot make a trip overseas. Through her company Stutz Lipedema Services LLC, she assists Dr Stutz’s patients, plans his teaching trips, and advocates for women with Lipedema