Recent Study on Liposuction to Treat Lipedema Is Further Evidence of Why Lipo is A Leading Procedure, Says Beverly Hills Physicians

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The medical group notes that the benefits shown by this recent study are similar to the cosmetic advantages gained by liposuction patients on a daily basis.

A combination liposuction and tummy tuck procedure from BHP.

Because the fat cells themselves are removed [with liposuction], it is very difficult for the fat to grow back, even with patients who suffer from lipedema.

According to a study presented at the 23rd Annual World Congress of Dermatology and highlighted in a June 19 article on Healio, study participants who had liposuction to treat their lipedema reported a significant increase in quality of life when surveyed several years after their procedure (Lipedema is a disorder, affecting mainly women, that causes fat to accumulate around certain areas, particularly the arms and the legs). Even without this clear data, says Southern California medical group Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP), liposuction is an obvious solution to such a disorder. BHP explains that rather than being a cure for obesity, liposuction is used to target and remove pockets of fat from specific areas. And, BHP elaborates, because the fat cells themselves are removed, it is very difficult for the fat to grow back, even with patients who suffer from lipedema.

“The fact that over 340,000 liposuction procedures were performed last year shows that the popularity of this procedure continues to grow,” adds BHP. They say that, in addition to treating disorders such as lipedema, liposuction is also used in conjunction with other procedures, and as a standalone cosmetic procedure.

  • Liposuction With Other Procedures – In many cases, liposuction can be a necessary or recommended aspect of many other cosmetic procedures, including the tummy tuck, says BHP. The tummy tuck is designed to flatten out the stomach by getting rid of loose skin, but it can also involve the removal of some fat under the loose skin to achieve a truly toned look. BHP adds that liposuction can also be used in conjunction with lift procedures, including an arm lift, or a body lift after bariatric surgery.
  • As a Standalone Procedure - Most liposuctions are performed as a standalone procedure, for cosmetic reasons, says BHP. Since most procedures only remove around 5 pounds of fat at any given time, the procedure cannot be used to turn someone from obese to slim. Yet, BHP notes, it is very effective at taking care of stubborn pockets of fat that won’t seem to go away with diet and exercise alone.

While BHP notes that there is a serious difference between someone with severe pockets of fat due to lipedema and someone who is dealing with a normal amount of excess weight around their love handles, liposuction can be effective just the same. Anyone interested in scheduling a free consultation with Beverly Hills Physicians can call them at 800-788-1416 or visit their website at

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