(Updated for 2019)
Is it possible that liposuction may have greater health benefits than just helping to sculpt your body? One study suggests that when the level of triglycerides in the body is lowered, as happens after liposuction, your body benefits in ways other than simply looking better.
Health Benefits of Lipo
While liposuction can improve physical aesthetics, it may even positively impact your emotional and physical health, as well.
Triglycerides are the fats in the blood, and a high level of them indicates an increased risk for heart disease. According to a report presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, triglyceride levels drop an average of 43 percent after liposuction is performed.
Even more surprising, 78 percent of the patients who participated in this study were of healthy, average weight, yet still showed the heart benefits of liposuction. The white blood cell count also lowered following the procedure, indicating that fat removal also reduces inflammation, another potential factor in heart disease.
Although we think of liposuction as primarily a cosmetic procedure, it’s good to know that there may be added benefits like improving our heart health. It’s very common that liposuction from our Tampa clinic, along with other body sculpting procedures, helps to reinforce patients’ healthy habits such as sticking with an exercise program and eating right. Self-esteem often gets a boost following liposuction as well.
The Future of Liposuction
Although more studies need to be done before we have a clear idea of how exactly lipo might benefit complex body processes such as heart health or metabolism, one thing is clear: the impact to our patients is definitely very significant, very personal and goes far beyond basic body measurements.
If you’re ready to address those stubborn pockets of fat, call our office today at (813) 872-6093 or contact us online to schedule a consultation or to find out more about how liposuction can help you meet your goals.