When you initially approach the idea of visiting the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team in our laser lipo NY offices, you may be so excited about moving toward your most ideal physique that you miss the proven health benefits that go hand-in-hand with reduced fat on the body. In fact, more benefits are being found all the time.
Results of a study were presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgery annual conference of 2011 will give you even more to smile about; the study showed that patients who underwent liposuction experienced reduced white blood cell counts and triglyceride levels.
Triglycerides are a type of fat in the blood stream called cholesterol. They are present in the blood and are used for energy. Balanced levels of triglycerides are healthy; excessive amounts, however, put the patient at risk of cardiovascular disease.
The study included 322 patients who were slated to undergo liposuction and/or tummy tuck surgery. Before the surgical procedures were performed, each patient’s triglyceride and cholesterol levels were measured.
Those patients who had normal levels before surgery experienced no change. Patients who had elevated triglyceride levels (equal to or greater than 150mg/dl) before surgery experienced a reduction of 43 percent after their procedure.
Even the drug most commonly used to improve triglyceride levels didn’t achieve even half of this result!
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Another interesting result uncovered by the study is that white blood cells decreased by approximately 11 percent after the liposuction procedure. The significance of this is the link between elevated white blood cells and diabetes, hypertension and coronary heart disease.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Swanson, the author of the study, made note that these findings suggest that subcutaneous fat located beneath the skin has potentially greater significance to the metabolism and stronger ties to diabetes and heart disease than previously thought.
In years past, it has been the belief of the medical community that visceral fat – that which surrounds the organs – has the most direct impact on such medical conditions.
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With our laser liposuction New York surgeons, you can achieve body contouring that produces phenomenal results. The added benefit of having a procedure may be improved overall health! It’s almost a new year. If it’s time for a new YOU, contact us today for a personalized consultation.
*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.