Screw it! I’ll just get liposuction…

Unfortunately, liposuction simply causes fat to reaccumulate elsewhere in the body. A new study in the journal Obesity shows that women who had liposuction from thighs, abdomen, and or buttocks gained all the fat removed in their abdomens.

BTW, it has also been shown that liposuction does not improve the cardiovascular profiles of obese patients.

The metabolic dangerous fat that produces inflammation, liver damage, and hypertension is inside the abdomen, and not amenable to liposuction. Similarly, breast reduction surgery in women does not improve indices of metabolism (glucose, blood lipids, or BMI (body mass index))… Back to increased physical activity, avoiding processed food, getting adequate sleep, shopping, cooking…

So a year down the line, ladies, you may look funny-shaped after liposuction? Am I right? Or have some of you had good experiences?


Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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