According to Herbst et al (2021) "Lipohypertrophy is a
condition in women that is very similar to lipedema
but without edema and pain. Women with lipohypertrophy
have tissue that looks like lipedema, have difficulty
losing weight, but do not have pain or edema.
Some authors state lipohypertrophy is a pre-lipedema
condition while others consider it a synonym for lipedema.
Lipohypertrophy is also used to describe obesity
affecting the limbs and trunk. More research is
needed to determine if lipohypertrophy is different