Liposuction can actually make you fatter. That's right FATTER!
If you Hoover out all that unwanted pudge, you body actually compensates for the loss by increasing the amount of fat elsewhere in your body.
In a new study from Brazil, women who had lipo on their abdomens had an increase in visceral fat, which is fat around the abdominal organs, six months after surgery. So basically you could be trading in that muffin top for back fat! Talk about a raw deal.
But this visceral fat is bad for many reasons, vanity the least of them. Researchers say it can be more harmful than regular fat as studies have linked it to high blood pressure, high cholesterol loves, and insulin resistance, all of which can increase the risk of heart disease.
But there is light at the end of the tubby tunnel. If you work out regularly after surgery, you can keep this new fat from forming. That doesn't mean the occasional power walk with a pal. You have to begin an actual fitness regimen. You know, like the one you probably should have done instead of getting surgery in the first place. Which kind of defeats the whole purpose of even having a quick fix procedure, right?
The lesson here: While strict diet and exercise can suck, it really is the best solution for losing weight.
Have you found a diet and exercise plan that works?
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