Liposuction may lower risk of heart disease

Liposuction may lower risk of heart disease

Doctors Nichter and Horowitz at the Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery have come across a new study that prospective liposuction patients should be made aware of.

Patients who have had liposuction or liposuction with abdominoplasty may be likely to experience a reduction in their triglyceride levels, making them less susceptible to cardiovascular disease.

These findings were the result of a new study of 322 fat-reduction patients (270 women and 52 men). The review of the data found that the triglyceride levels of many of these individuals dropped from dangerous levels to normal ones.

Medscape Medical News interviewed a plastic surgeon involved in the study:

“Patients with normal triglyceride levels experienced no significant change after liposuction. [...] However, patients with levels of greater than 150 mg/dL demonstrated a 43% reduction. In fact, 62% of these patients whose levels were at risk before liposuction had normal levels after liposuction.”

Triglyceride levels over 150 mg/dL are considered a risk factor for stroke, type 2 diabetes, and a host of other medical problems.

From the same article:

“We do know that the drop in triglyceride levels we found in these patients actually exceeded what can be accomplished medically, so it may be that there is a therapeutic benefit.”

Doctors Horowitz and Nichter at the Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery are two of the most experienced, well-trained plastic surgeons in the United States. With 27 years of experience in liposuction, education in the latest techniques, and a multitude of satisfied patients, Dr. Nichter & Dr. Horowitz are the trusted choice when it comes to fat-removal procedures.

Source: Does Liposuction Offer More Than A Cosmetic Benefit? by Medscape Medical News