We often think of cosmetic surgery purely as a way to look better, but maybe it is time to reconsider some of the other potential benefits. Sure, feeling better about our bodies improves self-esteem, which in turn improves out mental health. But what if there is still more? Research now shows the benefits from procedures such as liposuction may extend to our physical health, as well.
A recent study, presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting this month in Denver, has found that liposuction patients are reaping a bigger benefit than merely an improved body. Liposuction patients are shown to experience a reduction in triglyceride levels and white blood cell counts. Reducing a high triglyceride level (fat cells in the blood) equates to a decrease in the risk for heart disease, strokes, and diabetes.
In this study, the triglyceride and cholesterol levels were measured in 322 patients undergoing liposuction. Patients with normal levels before surgery showed little to no change after surgery. However, the patients with elevated triglycerides and high cholesterol experienced a 43% reduction in their levels after liposuction – almost twice the effect that is normally achieved with common prescription drugs. While these findings are still very new, and they do not mean liposuction can replace medications for high triglyceride levels, they are an important potential benefit for people seeking improve their body and their health.
Liposuction at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat in selected areas of the body. First, a cannula is inserted through a small incision in the skin, to break up the fat cells. Then, using gentle suction, the fatty tissue is eliminated from the body completely. The results are a smooth, contoured, natural looking region. The procedure can be particularly effective on areas of the body that have proven resistant to diet and exercise, such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and neck.
Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery has been a cutting-edge provider of liposuction procedures for over twenty years. Make your consultation appointment today – to improve your body, your mind, and your health.