Do the benefits of liposuction go beneath the waist line?
There is constant debate about the health benefits of liposuction, so how do you know what to believe?
When it comes to liposuction there is almost a division of supporters cut straight down the middle in accordance to its effect on your health. New studies have shown that liposuction may improve your general health over time, however, recent studies have also exhibited that liposuction does nothing for the health of your body. So where do you go from here? Here at the North Adelaide Medical Centre we understand how confusing the cosmetic health industry can be sometimes, that’s why we’re here to shed some more light on this popular topic.
The purpose of liposuction
Before delving into the deeper benefits of liposuction it is important to know that the purpose of liposuction is to remove fat deposits in the body. This is not to say that there is not a possibility of further benefits, it’s simply important to keep in mind what this surgery was designed for: the aesthetic improvement of your self. In order to find out more about the potential health benefits of liposuction we will describe the research that’s ‘for’ and the research that is ‘against’.
FOR: Liposuction can decrease your risk of heart disease and metabolic syndrome
According to these studies liposuction is said to decrease your risk of heart disease and the combination of conditions known as metabolic syndrome. Although this is what these studies claim, if we delve deeper it can actually be found that liposuction decreases the percentage of triglycerides in the blood. Triglycerides are a type of fat which can be used to restore energy, when we have an excess number of triglycerides it can cause complications including heart disease and metabolic syndrome. Now, where liposuction comes into this is due to a recent study which found that liposuction reduced the number of triglycerides by approximately 43 percent. This is a significant change as it is almost a decrease of half, and this is the reason why liposuction is linked with a decreased risk of heart disease.
AGAINST: Liposuction alone cannot decrease your risk of disease
According to these studies liposuction cannot be used as a substitute for actively trying to maintain your natural health. This research highlights the fact that liposuction requires no physical effort, which should not be confused with the stress your body goes under for the procedure. As liposuction simply removes your fat, your body is not going through the process to improve things like your muscular performance, high blood pressure and physical fitness. This however, is to be expected as liposuction is a cosmetic procedure with mainly cosmetic and psychological benefits.
Liposuction DOES improve self-esteem and your physique
As it is liposuction specialty, it does of course improve your physique and give you that svelte figure you’ve been longing for. Although you will still need to be at reasonable health in order to receive the procedure. We have seen a distinct change in the mentality of our patients when it comes to their bodies after the liposuction procedure. No matter which research you follow, there’s no denying that an enhanced psychological state is more beneficial to your mental health. Many patients not only feel confident with their now taut body, they also feel motivated to strengthen their body through fitness.
Here at North Adelaide Medical Centre, we will never suggest using liposuction as a means to replace healthy eating and exercise, however we have seen significant changes in our patients’ mind set in relation to loving their bodies.