Liposuction: Heart Healthy
Posted December 15, 2015 in Body Surgery
Already aware of liposuctions slimming ways, many are surprised to learn that liposuction has heart-healthy benefits as well. Research suggests that after liposuction, patients experience lower triglyceride levels and a reduced white blood cell count—both which are associated with heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure and obesity.
Triglycerides: When it comes to heart health, triglycerides are an important measure. As a type of fat (lipid) in the blood, high triglyceride levels increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. Triglycerides are formed as the body converts and stores unused calories. Triglycerides become harmful at high levels—caused by consistently consuming and storing more calories than you burn.
White Blood Cells: High levels of white blood cells are associated with inflammation and have been linked to coronary heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and hypertension.
Studying the effects of liposuction, researchers measured cholesterol, triglycerides, and white blood cell levels in 322 patients. While cholesterol levels did not change, the latter two showed a dramatic decrease—post liposuction, patients with high levels of triglycerides showed an average reduction of 43% and an 11% decrease in white blood cells. The results were consistent in both men and women.
Stubborn Subcutaneous Fat
A new revelation, the study’s author Dr. Eric Swanson noted, “For years, it has been assumed that ‘visceral fat’ surrounding the internal organs has greater metabolic importance and is more directly linked to cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk than ‘subcutaneous fat’ that lies under the skin. These new findings support recent studies suggesting subcutaneous fat, which can be reduced by liposuction, is just as metabolically important.” Hard to target through diet and exercise, liposuction is one of the most effective methods at successfully targeting and eliminating subcutaneous fat.
Look Good, Feel Good at New Look New Life
Studies such as this one highlight cosmetic surgery’s role in a healthy lifestyle. As Dr. Swanson points out, study participants “not only look better, but may feel healthier too”. At New Look New Life, we perform a variety types of liposuction to help you achieve a svelte and healthy figure. Our physicians promise to work closely with you to help determine which is best for you and your unique needs and goals.
How will you benefit from liposuction? Schedule a consultation at New Look New Life to learn more about the life changing benefits of cosmetic surgery.