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The Surprising Benefits of Liposuction

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
The nation’s fourth most popular cosmetic procedure, according to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), may have some surprising health benefits that you didn’t know about. As we all know, procedures like laser liposuction removes excess fat and generally leaves most patients with a better looking body and a new attitude. But studies in recent years have found that getting liposuction may reduce the amount of harmful fat circulating in the blood and lower your risk of heart disease.

 

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons in Denver had found that patients who started with high triglycerides in their blood ended up with a 43% reduction in those triglycerides. That is almost twice the amount reduction people usually get by taking cholesterol-lowering medications. The study was led by Dr. Eric Swanson, who also found that patients’ white blood cell counts fell 11% after having a liposuction procedure.

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This lowering of triglycerides or “bad fats” in conjunction with reduction of white blood cells are both ways to lower a patient’s risk of heart attacks, obesity, strokes and high blood pressure. Other than these unseen benefits, liposuction has a lot of known benefits, such as:

 

  • Control your body shape - Liposuction can hit those areas that exercise has no effect on. A patient can override the body shape that was given to them by their genes and shape certain part of their body the way they’d like it to be.

 

  • A better chance of the fat staying gone - After a patient has a removal of fat cells, those areas are less likely  to regrow the same cells in the same “problem areas.” A patient that has had liposuction has to stay on a strict diet and exercise regiment since fat cells from other areas of the body can spread to the sections you’ve had the procedure on.

 

  • Newfound confidence - Liposuction will give you a newfound sense of confidence in yourself and in your own body.

 

If you’re interested in Laser Liposuction treatments, contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness today!

The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team of surgeons. We will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals, carefully explaining the process and selecting the procedures that are best for you. There are many things to consider when deciding whether cosmetic procedures are right for you, such as invasiveness of the treatment, length of recovery, side effects, and costs. We will spend time going over the surgery, the recovery and the expected outcome.

 

As a part of the University of Maryland’s network, we have access to cutting edge technology and the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery. We are committed to ensuring that our patients get the best possible care and outstanding results.

 

If you have any questions about Laser Liposuction, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visit www.umdcosmeticsurgery.com today!

 

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Laser Liposuction from UMD’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness

Monday, March 25th, 2013
If you’re unhappy with the amount of fat on your body and also have fear of being left with loose skin after any kind of procedure you have done in Maryland, laser liposuction may be for you. Laser liposuction is a treatment that removes fat and tightens skin. It can be done under local anesthesia while you are awake making the recovery time much faster. Traditional liposuction was generally used for people with firm skin to prevent the sagging of skin afterwards. Research has found that with the addition of lasers, skin is able to be tightened during the procedure to prevent skin from sagging.

 

The main purpose of liposuction is to reshape one or more areas of your body, and is not a method that is meant to reduce body weight. Liposuction is typically used on areas around the body that haven’t responded to diet and exercise. These areas are often on the outer thighs and hips on women and the waist and back on men. The face, neck, abdomen, back, buttocks, legs, and upper arms are all also commonly treated areas.

 

A study which looked at nearly 2,200 women and men who received laser liposuction found that those patients had between 20 and 80 percent skin tightening. According to Dr. Abbas Chamsuddin of  the Center for Laser and Interventional Surgery in Atlanta, the amount of skin tightening with laser liposuction is almost 50 percent better than traditional liposuction methods. The study also found that laser liposuction could also lead to less blood loss since the lasers dry the blood vessels.
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While traditional liposuction sucks the fat out in its solid form with a small pen-like vacuum, laser liposuction melts the fat with lasers and then vacuums the fat out in a similar way. The doctors then use a laser of a different wavelength that is absorbed by skin cells to create an “artificial burn” that tells the body to release collagen in the area, which causes the skin to tighten. There’s another form of liposuction that uses ultrasound to melt fat, but the body is better at absorbing the laser wavelengths than the ultrasound waves.

 

The main advantage of laser liposuction is skin tightening. Other liposuction methods may not be as efficient in the area of skin tightening after a procedure as laser liposuction is. Come down to University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness today for a consultation as to whether laser liposuction is the answer to your body shape issue.

 

The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team of surgeons. We will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals, carefully explaining the process and selecting the procedures that are best for you. There are many things to consider when deciding whether cosmetic procedures are right for you, such as invasiveness of the treatment, length of recovery, side effects, and costs. We will spend time going over the surgery, the recovery and the expected outcome.

 

As a part of the University of Maryland’s network, we have access to cutting edge technology and the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery. We are committed to ensuring that our patients get the best possible care and outstanding results.

 

If you have any questions about Laser Liposuction, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visit www.umdcosmeticsurgery.com today!
Be sure to also follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.