There are certain therapies available that are effective to relieve the symptoms as well as reduce the size of the affected area.
In the early stages, your doctor may recommend hormone therapy and tumescent liposuction. Hormone therapy is useful when the accumulation of fat is due to pregnancy, menopause, or puberty. Tumescent liposuction is a procedure wherein the healthcare professional will insert a probe and inject a solution in the affected body parts. The solution is helpful in the “breakdown” of accumulated fats, and the reduction of its visible size. It can also control bleeding during the procedure.
In advanced stages, where there is an excess accumulation of fats, your doctor may recommend compression therapy, massage, and hormonal therapies. Manual lymphatic drainage is a massage technique wherein the affected area is gently massaged using oils. Massage is helpful in the movement of excess fluid in the affected area. In compression therapy, your doctor may recommend wearing a compression garment that helps to reduce swelling and prevent the accumulation of fats.
You must note that medications like diuretics are not helpful to treat Painful Fat Syndrome.
In cases, when therapies and lifestyle measures are not effective, your doctor may recommend surgery to get rid of fatty tissues.