After Liposuction, Excercise Keeps the Fat Off

Important study that proves what we have been saying all along: Liposuction is NOT a weight loss technique.
The ideal candidate for Liposuction is someone who is in top physical shape and at their ideal weight, but has undistributed fat, such as saddlebags, love handles, double chin, etc.
Those who choose to undergo Liposuction should keep in mind that it is important to live a healthy lifestyle, including exercise and a healthy diet. Otherwise, you run the risk of regaining fat in other areas of the body.

After Liposuction, Exercise Keeps the Fat Off

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

Liposuction, generally considered the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States and worldwide, involves suctioning out subcutaneous fat cells, those that accumulate just beneath the skin. But to gain lasting benefits, a new study suggests, people need to exercise. Otherwise they risk regaining the fat lost during surgery and redistributing that fat to their midsections, an outcome that has the potential to make them less healthy than before the operation.

 

For the new study, which appears in the July issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, researchers at the University of São Paulo in Brazil recruited 36 healthy women, ages 20 to 35, who had not exercised regularly during the six months before the study began. All were of normal weight but gladly volunteered to have two and a half to three pounds of abdominal flab removed via liposuction.

 

Despite the popularity of the procedure, there have been intimations for several years that it might not permanently reduce bodily fat stores. Surgically excising fat pads from rodents, for example, almost always ended in the fat’s return after a few months or a year, although not always in the same area from which it was removed.

 

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