Nassau University Medical Center

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A recent study has found a link between liposuction and cardiovascular disease. 

Triglycerides, the fats found in the blood, have been linked in studies to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Now liposuction is found to reduce these levels of fats, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

According to an article published by MSNBC, within three months of liposuction, patients’ triglyceride levels had dropped “an average of 43%, according to a report presented today at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in Denver.”

The study looked at 322 consecutive patients, 270 women and 52 men, who had liposuction surgery or a tummy tuck. 78% of the patients’ were in the “normal to overweight range,” which is why the study came as a shock to most.

The study also showed a decrease in the numbers of white blood cells circulating in the blood, suggesting that the removal of fat is reducing inflammation, which is also “thought to be involved in the development of cardiovascular disease, “(MSNBC).

To read the full article published by MSNBC, click here. For more information on the liposuction procedure, as well as tummy tuck’s and weight health, go to

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