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Effect of large-volume liposuction on sex hormones and glucose- and lipid metabolism in females

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Nine consecutive patients who underwent syringe-assisted liposuction with a mean aspirate volume of 3633 mL (range: 1800–5500) had their lipids, lipoproteins, and sex hormones measured pre- and postoperatively. Seven of the patients also underwent an oral glucose tolerance test with measurements of insulin and C-peptide. The major finding was a significant increase in HDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein A1, while there was no significant change in sex hormones or glucose levels 9–12 months after the liposuction procedure. The results indicate that large-volume liposuction might decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease in these patients.

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Samdal, F., Birkeland, K.I., Ose, L. et al. Effect of large-volume liposuction on sex hormones and glucose- and lipid metabolism in females. Aesth. Plast. Surg. 19, 131–135 (1995).

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Key words

  • Liposuction
  • Sex hormones
  • Glucose metabolism
  • Lipids-Lipoproteins