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Liposuction Has Major Benefits Beyond Beauty

October 28th, 2014

By lowering dangerously high triglyceride levels and white blood cell counts, undergoing liposuction can have a variety of healthy side effects. Possible health benefits following the procedure include reduced risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

“High triglyceride levels are known to be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease,” noted researcher Eric Swanson. “The decrease in these levels after liposuction was surprisingly dramatic, and revealed that the permanent removal of excess fat cells by liposuction has a major impact on circulating levels of triglycerides.”

Swanson conducted a study of 322 patients undergoing liposuction and/or a tummy tuck, with 71 percent having only liposuction. Among patients with normal triglyceride levels before surgery, there was no noticeable change. However, a dramatic reduction — an average of 43 percent — was achieved by patients who had dangerously high levels prior to undergoing the procedure. Liposuction surgery proved to be nearly twice as effective as a common triglyceride-reducing prescription drug.

According to Swanson, who shared his findings with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons: “These findings suggest that patients who are considering liposuction who have at-risk triglyceride levels may reduce their risk of developing these serious health problems, while correcting body disproportions. Patients not only look better, but may be healthier too.”

Regarding white blood cell counts, the research showed liposuction to be successful in decreasing them by an average of 11 percent, thus lowering inflammation, which is thought to cause coronary heart disease, obesity, hypertension and diabetes.

Despite exercise and a healthy diet, stubborn areas of fatty tissue can remain. Ideal candidates for liposuction are physically healthy and less than 25 pounds overweight.

For liposuction in Madison, Wisconsin, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Clifford King creates beautiful body contouring, which can be combined with abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) for even more dramatic results.

The outcomes of some of Dr. King’s satisfied clients can be viewed in our liposuction before-and-after photo gallery and tummy tuck photo gallery.

Contact Madison Cosmetic Surgery to find out what our skilled surgeon can do for you.

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