Jan 3rd 2013 · by Dr. Charles Sarosy
In a press release September 10, News Medical reports that long-term benefits are achieved through liposuction—a difference from some news sources that say fat does come back, and sometimes in different areas.
Dr. Eric Swanson concludes from his studies that both Abdominoplasty and liposuction have long-term positive effects on proportions of the body and reduction of fat. “There remained a significant reduction in hip circumference in patients treated with liposuction and in the mid-abdominal and hip measurements of 22 patients who underwent liposuction and Abdominoplasty,” Swanson said.
The average patient lost nearly five pounds when liposuction and Abdominoplasty were combined.
A Naples, Florida plastic surgeon, Dr. Elizabeth Fox says that her own patient’s results support this. “Patients who undergo liposuction of the abdomen or an Abdominoplasty successfully prevent the lower belly fullness from reoccurring even with weight gain,” which bodes well for people seeking information on the benefits of liposuction or Abdominoplasty.
Further research should be conducted as it takes more than a book of business from one practice to really get an idea on the widespread effect of the surgeries, but it also reveals that previous news about the procedures being “ineffective” long term also need more study.