An article published several years ago in Science Daily reported on University of Washington School of Medicine research showing, even after high volume liposuction, diabetes and heart disease risks remained about the same for the obese women studied. The researchers surmised that the subcutaneous fat that liposuction removes does not pose the same health risk as visceral fat deep inside the abdomen that surgery can’t touch (Science Daily 1).
If you’re still not convinced that liposuction is not the way to lose weight, consider a more recent study by two medical professionals from the University of Colorado. Their finding - liposuctioned fat tends to return in other areas of the body - set the news wires buzzing last month (University of Colorado 1).
If you are considering liposuction, let it be for the purpose suggested by the ASPS:
Liposuction surgery can be used to treat stubborn fat pockets in many parts of the body including the thighs, arms, neck, hips, waist, back, inner knee, chest, cheeks, chin, calves, and ankles (ASPS 1).
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ASPS. Liposuction Procedure. Thousands of Member Surgeons, One High Standard. Web. July 31, 2001.
Gabriel, Allen and de la Torre, Jorge I. Large Volume Liposuction Safety and Indications Introduction and Reference. MedScape Reference. Updated January 14, 2010. Web. July 31, 2011. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1272958-overview
Placik, Otto Joseph et al. Large Volume Liposuction? RealSelf. Web. July 31, 2011. http://www.realself.com/question/large-volume-liposuction1
Science Daily. No Medical Benefit From Liposuction: Diabetes And Heart Disease Risk Is Unchanged After Fat Is Removed. June 17, 2004. Web. July 31, 2011. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/06/040617082351.htm
University of Colorado.