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23 September 2011

Liposuction may lower certain blood fats

A new study suggests that liposuction - which plastic surgeons often use to sculpt the bodies of people who aren't extremely overweight - can lower levels of a type of blood fat called triglycerides.

A new study suggests that liposuction - which plastic surgeons often use to sculpt the bodies of people who aren't extremely overweight - can lower levels of a type of blood fat called triglycerides.

The study looked at 270 women and 52 men who underwent either liposuction, a tummy tuck (known as an abdominoplasty), or both. On average, the patients were slightly overweight, although they ranged from nearly underweight to morbidly obese.

What the findings mean

 
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