It is well known that high levels of triglycerides in the blood increases the probability of the patient developing cardiovascular problems and metabolic syndrome. Recent studied have shown that for patients who have undergone liposuction, the probability of developing such problems is significantly smaller.

This study was presented in the September 2011 issue of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery magazine. This publication is considered the most credible of its type worldwide within the field of plastic surgery. Its content often includes articles examining research in the field.

322 patients took part in the study (270 were women, 52 were men), of which 229 only undertook liposuction, 87 undertook liposuction with abdominoplasty, and 6 undertook abdominoplasty without liposuction. Following measurements and calculations, the results showed that triglyceride levels had been reduced by 43% after liposuction in patients whose triglyceride levels exceeded 150mg/dl. On the other hand, there was no disparity in cholesterol levels.

This reduction in triglyceride levels is considered noteworthy in terms of its potential for reducing the danger of cardiovascular afflictions. There was no disparity in results between man and women. The sheer quantity of the reduction is also very noteworthy.

The study described above was conducted by Dr. Eric Swanson.