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Liposuction as a Medical Treatment: Liposuction to Benefit Your Health

With liposuction becoming one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, it is interesting to note the many benefits of liposuction. Of course, one of the main benefits of liposuction is the smoothing and contouring of the figure with the reduction of fat deposits. This better figure will also lead to both mental and physical improvements. Patients who gain a firmer look after liposuction, will also gain more self-confidence and a boost in self-esteem. Another health benefit is the due to the positive changes in your appearance, other will perceive you in a more positive manner, again providing more self-confidence and a huge ego boost.

Liposuction Lowering Risk of Heart Disease?

A recent study showed that patients undergoing liposuction will not only get the benefits of shedding a few pounds, but that the procedure may also lower the risk of heart disease. This study looked a cholesterol levels and “bad fats,” or triglycerides, in a group of patients undergoing liposuction. Patients who had elevated triglyceride levels prior to liposuction came away with an approximate 43 percent reduction in these levels after the procedures. These patients did not have any changes in their cholesterol levels, but researches did find a reduction in white blood cells after the Lipo procedures. The clinical significance of a decrease in white blood cells is unknown but the cells are associated with inflammation and might play a role in heart attacks and stroke. [1]

Other Medical Benefits

There are other medical conditions, such as lipomas, that have proven to benefit from liposuction. These conditions include:

  • Gynecomastia — This is a condition where breast tissues has developed in men.
  • Lipomas — These are benign fatty tumors
  • Lipodystrophy — This is a disturbance of the fat metabolism that creates a condition where there is too much fat is certain parts of the body, and a total or partial absence in other parts of the body

At the Laser Lipo and Vein Center, Dr. Thomas Wright and his team of professional have many years of education and experience in the liposuction procedure. Whether you want to just smooth away some fat and bulges or have a medical condition that may respond satisfactorily to liposuction, please feel free to contact us.

We will sit down with you during a complimentary consultation to discuss your individual condition, and help you choose the best liposuction procedure for you. We want to help ensure that you are healthy and feeling your best!

[1] Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Sep;128(3):182e-197e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31822213c6.