Although liposuction is primarily thought of as a cosmetic procedure, a recent study suggests that there may be full-body health benefits to removing all that unwanted fat.*
The study measured triglyceride levels in patients who were having liposuction. High triglyceride levels are related to an increased risk for heart disease. Although there was no change in triglyceride levels for patients who tested normal or low prior to surgery, patients with high triglyceride levels showed a reduction of 43 percent.
When the study was presented at the annual American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) conference, liposuction was quickly viewed with new eyes. Wouldn’t it be great if something which already helps people feel so positive about themselves actually made them physically healthier? With such a dramatic decrease in triglyceride levels, it seems that liposuction may need to be considered for more than just cosmetic benefits.*
Fat Removal & the Future
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about which types of fat cells in the body can be harmful, and whether lipo could actually lower the chances of developing heart disease. Although further studies will need to be conducted, one thing is certain: liposuction removes fat cells, and that removal affects the total level of triglycerides that are circulating throughout the body. In fact, the reduction is almost double what most people see when they take medications to lower their cholesterol. Although it’s currently unknown how long the results last, the study is very encouraging that there may be some very positive health benefits to looking your best.*
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.