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SmartLipo laser liposuction and tumescent liposuction are being applauded for their ability to give patients much more than a beautifully-sculpted body.

A report in the LA Times covered a new study done by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that was presented in their September 2011 conference in Denver.

Research that was presented to attendees was as follows:

  • 229 patients who had liposuction
  • All participants in the study had their triglycerides measured before and after their procedure
  • People with normal triglycerides prior to the procedure did not lower their triglyceride levels
  • Participants starting with high triglycerides showed a 43% reduction in triglyceride levels 3 months post-procedure
  • A 43% reduction in triglycerides is about double the results produced by cholesterol-lowering medications
  • White blood cell counts were lowered by 11%
  • High white blood cell counts are linked to inflammation in the body, including factors for cardiovascular disease

At this time, the study has not followed participants enough to know just how long these benefits last or if they are long-term. The biggest question posed by Dr. Eric Swanson who led the study is this: Which types of fats in the body are really harmful?

In his press release statement after his study was published, he goes on to ask whether subcutaneous fat reduction could be just as important as reducing dangerous visceral fat around the abdominal organs. The study findings he published do suggest that subcutaneous fat also plays an important role in metabolic function.

Words of Wisdom from our Liposuction Manhattan and Long Island Doctors

Our patients should consider the following prior to deciding whether SmartLipo laser liposuction or tumescent liposuction is right for them:

  • Am I within 25-30 pounds of my ideal weight?
  • Do I have medical conditions that may put me at greater risk than other patients?
  • Am I prepared to change my lifestyle by adding a healthy diet and regular exercise?

Consider a press release by LipoSite.com as some added “food for thought”. This March 7, 2012 publication highlights the findings from a 2010 study done by the ASPS on 300 liposuction patients.

  • Post-lipo patients should never feel like they are safer or less at risk for heart health problems than other patients. Testing the blood for risk factors and issues by a qualified physician is a must.
  • The National Institutes of Health have confirmed a causal link between high LDL and triglycerides with heart attack, blocked arteries and other cardiovascular diseases.
  • High cholesterol, however, does not produce any symptoms, so patients should get blood tests to determine if they are at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Final Thoughts on Further Benefits Found

  • Liposuction patients received long-term benefits of lower body mass.
  • Liposuction affected blood glucose and HDL/LDL in a positive way.
  • Post-lipo patients engaged in healthier lifestyles afterward.
  • Liposuction helped patients with mobility, resulting in higher physical activity.
  • Patients looked better afterward and were motivated to stay fit.

Ready for a Free Consultation in Our SmartLipo Manhattan or Long Island Centers?

Give the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York Team a call today at 212.206.0023 or 631.499.1831 and book a free visit to discuss whether SmartLipo laser lipo or tumescent liposuction is right for you.

We have a SmartLipo Manhattan location on Madison Avenue and a Liposuction Long Island office in Commack. We look forward to meeting you soon!

*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc. The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program.