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Beyond the Waistline

Beyond the Waistline: The Medical Gains of an Abdominal Liposuction

Beyond the WaistlineAre sit-ups just not giving you the flat tummy you desire? If you have too much fat in your abdomen that just won’t go away, you may want to consider getting a liposuction.

Liposuction is the removal of subcutaneous fat located just below the skin and above the muscle. More people are undergoing the procedure, with 200,000 Americans going under the knife for liposuction in 2010 alone, according to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

While vanity plays a big role in the decision to have such surgery, research shows and authoritative names like Hogue Clinics agree that there are actually many significant health benefits to liposuction.

Lower Heart Disease

In a 2011 study, researchers studied the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (bad fats) in the blood of more than 300 patients undergoing liposuctions. Patients who had high triglyceride levels before the procedure showed about of 43 percent reduction in their triglyceride levels after liposuction.

Reduced Risk for Heart Attacks, Obesity, Stroke, High Blood Pressure

The patients in general showed no changes in their cholesterol levels. The researchers, however, found out that there is a reduction in the count of white blood cells after the procedure. This reduction is associated with lower risks for heart attack, obesity, stroke, and high blood pressure.

Medical Conditions That May Benefit from Liposuction

Patients with certain medical conditions can benefit from the procedure. An excellent example is lipoma, which is a benign form of fatty tumors. Lipomas normally do not require such aggressive treatment, as they are usually completely benign, painless, and non-cancerous. Those who wish to have them removed, though, can opt for liposuction as the procedure generally results in less scarring and can be done quickly.

Lipodystrophy syndrome, a fat metabolism disturbance wherein there is too much fat in some parts of the body and partial or total absence of fat in other parts, can also benefit from liposuction.

That said, the benefits of liposuction go beyond what is immediately evident on your waistline. When you choosing this procedure, however, keep in mind that it’s important to discuss everything in detail with a qualified surgeon and think things through before deciding to go under the knife.