How Much is Liposuction Side Effects Going to Cost You?

If you’ve been looking into liposuction, you’ve probably know how much is liposuction, but have you considered long term costs due to liposuction side effects?

And I’m not talking about the side effects immediately following the procedure like swelling and bruising and pain.  Rather, we’re talking about long term damage to your health.

We certainly live in a world where we seemingly do not have to work for what we want.  We have plastic surgery, gastric bypass surgery, hormone replacement therapy (both male AND female) and Botox, just to name a few.

All of these promise youthful appearances and vigor without all the hard work.  And really, in a society that does research to find the absolute littlest amount of aerobic exercise we can do and still get a benefit, does this come as a surprise?

Enter liposuction.

Short of the actual surgical procedure, there are any number of procedures that promise the same results: cold sculpting, cold laser sculpting, smart lipo and many more.

But for those wanting guaranteed results, liposuction is the way to go.

Before you pick up the phone to call your local plastic surgeon, you need to understand something first.

This particular article looked at what happens to fat redistribution after liposuction.  Yes–fat REdistribution.  Just when you thought you were getting it sucked out and gotten rid of, it shows up somewhere else.

The only problem is that this time is shows up as a 10% increase in visceral fat — the dangerous, artery damaging type of fat.  Not cool.

Luckily, the authors were able to determine that, in those participants who were physically active, this shift to visceral fat did not occur.

So, in case you thought you could get away from exercising into a better body using surgery, you need to think again.  I think I have mentioned a time or two that healthy lifestyle changes, to include diet, stress management, environmental chemical avoidance and exercise, is the only thing that won’t kill you before it saves you.

If you have had liposuction in the past, did you notice any redistribution of your body fat?

James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.