Injectable fillers will typically only last 6 months to 2 years depending on the type used, however fat harvested from the body and transplanted into the face is essentially permanent. Not all of the fat cells will survive the procedure, however the ones that do survive are programmed to think they are still located in their previous location. When fat is taken from the abdomen or flanks, these cells are prone to resisting shrinkage, which means that will remain the case when transferred to the face. Unlike facial fat, which is susceptible to depletion.
Patients who have had liposuction or liposuction with abdominoplasty may be likely to experience a reduction in their triglyceride levels, making them less susceptible to cardiovascular disease.
These findings were the result of a new study of 322 fat-reduction patients (270 women and 52 men). The review of the data found that the triglyceride levels of many of these individuals dropped from dangerous levels to normal ones.
Medscape Medical News interviewed a plastic surgeon involved in the study:
“Patients with normal triglyceride levels experienced no significant change after liposuction. […] However, patients with levels of greater than 150 mg/dL demonstrated a 43% reduction. In fact, 62% of these patients whose levels were at risk before liposuction had normal levels after liposuction.”
Triglyceride levels over 150 mg/dL are considered a risk factor for stroke, type 2 diabetes, and a host of other medical problems.
From the same article:
“We do know that the drop in triglyceride levels we found in these patients actually exceeded what can be accomplished medically, so it may be that there is a therapeutic benefit.”
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Source: Does Liposuction Offer More Than A Cosmetic Benefit? Medscape Medical News