According to research presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, liposuction may have more than a cosmetic benefit!
The researchers discovered that triglyceride levels were as much as 43% lower in a small group of patients who had were diagnosed with high triglycerides before having liposuction. The study was very small, and has quite a few limitations, but it’s still an interesting result!
Of course, this isn’t a reason for everyone with high cholesterol to rush out and get liposuction. There are risks associated with the procedure, and those risks increase exponentially with conditions like obesity and heart disease, which are both associated with high cholesterol.
In addition, it’s still unclear whether the reduction in triglyceride levels was a permanent change, or whether it actually led to any real health benefits. It’s also important to note that there were no changes in any other type of cholesterol (HDL, LDL, or Total Cholesterol), and that the gold standard for reducing triglycerides is still simple common sense dietary adjustments!
Nicholas Vendemia, M.D.
Plastic Surgeon, New York City
MAS / Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery
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Tickle Lipo, also known as Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture, has been generating some press lately for it’s role in making the experience of liposuction more comfortable… or laughable in some cases!
The principle behind Tickle Liposuction is not a new one. Many dentists and plastic surgeons have used vibration to lessen the sensation of pain during numbing injections for years, and this is the exact principle that Tickle Lipo employs. The liposuction cannulas themselves vibrate and rotate at a very high speed to “trick” your nerves into feeling a sensation other than pain, and some patients have described it as “ticklish”… hence the name!
The theory behind Tickle Lipo makes sense, but does it translate into practical results? Or is it just another gimmick procedure?
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Whether its love handles, stomach, or saddle bags, we all have those “problem areas” that wont go away no matter how much we work out!
Traditionally, these problem areas are perfect candidates for liposuction, but recently there has been quite a bit of buzz about treating these areas with fat dissolving injections! However, this treatment has not been FDA approved yet… so is it worth it, or is it better to stick with regular liposuction?
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