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Can Liposuction Lower Your Cholesterol?

Liposuction by NYC Plastic Surgeon Dr Nicholas Vendemia of MASAccording 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!

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Surgery While You’re Awake?

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If you are considering cosmetic surgery of any kind, make sure you read this!

Prompted partly by the death of Donda West, Kayne West’s mother, a recent study published by the LA Times looked into who was actually performing cosmetic procedures in Southern California… The results are shocking!

Only 1 in 4 doctors who offer cosmetic surgery are plastic surgeons! And 40% have NO SURGICAL TRAINING at all!!

Keep Reading to find out why the combination of unqualified docs and awake surgical procedures isn’t such a good idea…

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Sisters On The Run After Bogus Silicone Injections!

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Guadalupe and Alejandra Viveros are on the run from authorities in California after a “patient” of theirs died from complications related to silicone injections into her buttocks. They were taken into custody on June 21st, but were released on bail. And of course, neither of the Viveros sisters is a plastic surgeon, a doctor, or licensed medical provider of any kind!

Awful stories like this are becoming all too common. Not too long ago, we told you about a women who died from complications of liposuction in a bogus clinic in Mexico. Before that, we reported on a group of women in New Jersey who were hospitalized with terrible infections after getting fake silicone injected into their butts. And before that, we released data from a study that revealed that over 40% of people offering cosmetic surgery procedures in California have no surgical training at all!

Ladies, please, please, please do your homework on your doctor before you let anyone do anything to your body! Cosmetic surgery is serious business with serious consequences if you don’t play it safe. If you can’t afford a legit plastic surgeon, just wait until you can… you might save a few grand by letting the Viveros sisters inject you in their apartment, but you could end up paying the ultimate price like 22-year old Mayra Contreras.

Check out these other articles, and send them to all your friends and loved ones. Don’t let anyone else become a victim of people like the Viveros sisters!

  1. Beware of Cheap Cosmetic Surgery
  2. Is Your Plastic Surgeon a Real Plastic Surgeon?
  3. Beware of Bogus Butt Lifts
  4. Surgery While Awake?! Thanks, but no thanks.
  5. When Lip Injections Go Wrong… Way Wrong!
  6. Did Lip Injections Cost Mia Lee Her Job?
  7. A Guide to Anesthesia for Cosmetic Surgery

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NOTICE: None of the celebrities or individuals discussed here have ever received treatment, surgery, medical advice, or evaluations from any author, physician, surgeon, or representative of this blog. All images and photos in this article represent models only. No actual patients or clients are shown.

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Beware of Cheap Cosmetic Surgery!

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The Millennium  Cosmetic & Laser Institute in Tijuana, Mexico… a full-service cosmetic surgery spa offering an impressive set of surgical procedures for prices that are less than 50% of what you could expect to pay in the US.  Sounds great, right?

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