Investigates Recent ABC Report on Study Linking Liposuction, Heart Healthy Outcomes

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After ABC News recently paired liposuction with heart health, investigated related studies and clinical trials for evidence of benefits for lipo consumers.



The most common benefits of liposuction are well-known and highly documented. They include fat and cellulite reduction, better mobility and a more toned appearance.

A recent ABC News report suggests that liposuction may offer benefits which “go beyond the waistline”. The article identifies a 2010 American Society of Plastic Surgeons study of 300 patients which shows evidence that post-liposuction patients gained healthy heart benefits like drops in weight, white blood cell counts and triglyceride levels.

Indeed, asserts, liposuction and its potential for lowering people’s risk of heart disease has been on people’s minds. LDL cholesterol and triglycerides are, in fact, both the subject of numerous clinical trials and academic studies relating them to liposuction – with results that, to date, seem to contradict one another.

“LDL cholesterol and triglycerides are both related to heart health and play a positive role when they exist in appropriate levels within the bloodstream,” says Shawn Miele for “When they don’t, they’re called ‘bad’ – and for good reason.”

“The National Institutes of Health links high levels of LDL with a risk for heart attack, blocked or clogged arteries and related diseases. Yet, high cholesterol doesn’t have any symptoms – so, we encourage anyone concerned to get tested to see if they’re at risk.”

Miele says’s goal is not to change the way people view liposuction.
“All we’re saying is that if liposuction can somehow improve people’s cardiovascular health, we want them to know about it. So far, we’ve found conflicting results.”

Yet, the site’s article does give readers a glimpse at what has thus far been proven about liposuction’s relationship to heart health. While that data may not show a direct link between liposuction and lower LDL, it shows that researchers are on to something.

“The most common benefits of liposuction are well-known and highly documented,” explains Miele. “They include fat and cellulite reduction, better mobility and a more toned appearance. After reviewing the research linking liposuction to heart health, we noticed that clinicians observing post-lipo patients had identified even more benefits.”

Additional benefits found among the research, he says, include:

‧ Changing the body’s weight & appearance long-term
‧ Having a potential affect on blood-glucose & HDL/LDL levels
‧ Helping patients better maintaining their new weights/profiles
‧ Supporting patient success by requiring multiple follow-up visits
‧ Increasing post-operative patients’ ability to pursue physical activity
‧ Offering various cosmetic benefits which motivate patients to stay fit

The full article is currently available online at Once there, consumers can learn more about various liposuction, body contouring and body sculpting procedures. They can also search through an online database of board-certified plastic surgeons.

About What began as a girlfriend-to-girlfriend resource for information about plastic surgery after weight loss (in 1998) has grown into a full-fledged resource. Consumers can read articles about liposuction and related procedures, search our board-certified surgeon database and verify doctor credentials online – for FREE – 24/7.

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