The study also has shown that over the 4 month post-operative period after large volume liposuction, the blood glucose level of patients with Diabetes also improved. The authors "explained this by the fact that subcutaneous abdominal fat, as a component of central adiposity, has as strong an association with insulin resistance as visceral fat, and is an important independent marker of insulin resistance in obesity."
Although large volume liposuction may reduce the blood sugar in diabetic patients, it is not a treatment for diabetes. Liposuction is also not an alternative treatment for hypertension. Safety is a major concern for these kind of procedures. Large-volume liposuction should be done in a hospital-setting and a 23-hour observation post-operatively may be needed. I recommend consulting with your plastic surgeon.
Emmanuel De La Cruz MD, PLLC
Plastic Surgeon, Houston Texas
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