Here’s the tweet I posted Sunday evening:
I’ve told pts this for years now>>> Liposuction Study Finds That Lost Fat Returns – http://nyti.ms/kheltN
The New York Times article reports on a liposuction study published in the April issue of the journal Obesity (full reference below). The NY Times article uses this photo as graphic illustration
and a quote from a plastic surgeon who says he is surprised.
Dr. Felmont Eaves III, a plastic surgeon in Charlotte, N.C., and president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, said the study was “very well done,” and the results were surprising. He said he would mention it to his patients in the context of other information on liposuction.
I have told my patients for years to consider the fat cells in their body as drawers or storage bins. If I take away some of the drawers and they continue to take in “fat” that needs to be stored, the body will put it somewhere. If there are now fewer drawer options in the saddlebag or abdominal region, then where will it go? Most likely the upper body, etc. Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Suture for a Living*