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Liposuction & Acupuncture for losing weight

Feb 9, 2017Posted by nameless

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction, sometimes referred to as "lipo" by patients, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion.

Is Liposuction Right for Me?

If one or more of the following apply to you, liposuction is an option to consider:

I have excess fat deposits on my hips, belly, thighs, neck or chest that won’t respond to diet or exercise. Liposuction is excellent for reducing fatty bulges and sculpting a beautifully natural contour to the body.

I have excess fat deposits on my hips, belly, thighs, neck or chest that won’t respond to diet orexercise. Liposuction is excellent for reducing fatty bulges and sculpting abeautifully natural contour to the body.

What Liposuction Won't Do

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise.

Liposuction does not remove cellulite or stretch marks. The aim is aesthetic - the patient wishes to change and enhance the contour of their body.

Liposuction permanently removes fat cells, altering the shape of the body. However, if the patient does not lead a healthy lifestyle after the operation, there is a risk that the remaining fat cells will grow bigger.

Is It Safe?

Liposuction done by an experienced doctor in a properly equipped facility is usually safe. Having more than one area treated, or having a very large area treated, may increase the risk of complications during or after the procedure.

Common side effects of liposuction include:

Temporary swelling, bruising, soreness, and numbness in and around the treated areas.

Irritation and minor scarring around the incision sites where the cannulas were inserted.

Baggy or rippling skin. The skin will usually tighten and retract after a few months. But in some people the skin may remain somewhat loose.

Acupuncture for losing weight

A study from 2015 found that acupuncture combined with diet restrictions aided weight loss and reduced inflammatory reactions throughout the body more so than diet alone.

Acupuncture may also improve metabolism, the functioning of the intestines, and cholesterol levels. It may restore the balance of bacteria in the gut by adjusting the immune system, according to a study in Acupuncture in Medicine.

It also appears to help improve mood and decrease stress and depression by increasing the release of specific neurotransmitters. Acupuncture may also suppress appetite and help people feel full, according to a study in The Scientific World Journal.

Acupuncture appears to be the most effective at aiding weight loss and reducing body mass when combined with exercise and dieting, says a recent study. Studies suggest that acupuncture’s impact on hormones, like insulin and cortisol, as well asits impact on digestive function, may be what aids weight loss.

Acupuncture has also been shown to improve complications associated with excess weight or obesity, like raised cholesterol and diabetes. A 2013 study showed that electroacupuncture might help treat insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.