While liposuction is generally considered to be an elective, aesthetic procedure, Dr. Newall has found that there are added health benefits to removing excess fat from the body. Liposuction can produce significant physical and mental benefits, particularly when weight loss and exercise have been ineffective at reducing resistant fat.
Dr. Newall and his colleage, Dr. Henry Mentz, conducted a study to examine the health risks or benefits of large volume liposuction. They found that cholesterol and triglyceride levels dropped over the 27 weeks following liposuction surgery. They also found some interesting behavioral changes in most patients that underwent the procedure. About half of the patients that had liposuction improved their exercise habits, and about a third of the patients improved their dietary habits. The patients that adopted these positive lifestyle changes saw lower cholesterol levels and maintained their post-operative weight.
Though liposuction is not intended as a large-scale weight loss method, it is an effective tool to change the shape of the body, alter the areas where the body stores fat, and enhance body contours through the selective removal of fatty tissue. Dr. Newall can reshape almost any area of the body where unwanted fat exists, including the buttocks, thighs, hips, abdomen, chest, waist, neck and chin. The result is a more proportionate and attractive shape, and a heightened self-confidence due to the improvement in one’s appearance.