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Old 12-27-2017, 01:22   #1
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Has anybody had liposuction to help with the treatment of diabetes?

I read some articles this past summer about some Doctors up north who have given lipo to some overweight diabetic patients who can't seem to loose weight.

According to what I read, most of the patients that had lipo ended up having their meds stopped, while a few others had their diabetes go into remission or "disappear".

Has anybody had this done or know anyone who did? Does it work? Any side effects or complications?

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I havent. I think that unless someone is an extreme weight and they have tried keto for 6 months and it didnt work it shouldnt really be considered.

the reason for most people that is overweight that is diabetic is the diet. thats why I was. I lost almost 100 pounds in 10 months by going keto.


if the habits of eating badly caused the weight and diabetes, then if you get liposuction, the habits are not going to change and you will gain it back which will be much more dangerous.

unless the doctor says that the diet is not the cause of the extreme weight gain, I would recommend that they do not do it.

Just my opinion

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From the Mayo Clinic:

As with any major surgery, liposuction carries risks, such as bleeding and a reaction to anesthesia. Possible complications specific to liposuction include:
  • Contour irregularities. Your skin might appear bumpy, wavy or withered due to uneven fat removal, poor skin elasticity and unusual healing. These changes might be permanent. Damage beneath the skin from the thin tube (cannula) that's used during liposuction might give the skin a permanent spotted appearance.
  • Fluid accumulation. Temporary pockets of fluid (seromas) can form under the skin. This fluid might need to be drained with a needle.
  • Numbness. You might feel temporary or permanent numbness in the affected area. Temporary nerve irritation also is possible.
  • Infection. Skin infections are rare but possible. A severe skin infection might be life-threatening.
  • Internal puncture. Rarely, a cannula that penetrates too deeply might puncture an internal organ. This might require emergency surgical repair.
  • Fat embolism. Pieces of loosened fat might break away and become trapped in a blood vessel and gather in the lungs or travel to the brain. A fat embolism is a medical emergency.
  • Kidney and heart problems. Shifts in fluid levels as fluids are being injected and suctioned out can cause potentially life-threatening kidney and heart problems.

Your body, your choice. For me, it would need to be a last resort.

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I have not heard anything about this! It doesn't sound right, that's for sure....

Many on this website have lost lots of weight (55 lbs. for me so far)! My overall physical health has dramatically improved, including normalizing my blood pressure, maintaining great A1c .... last one was 5.9...etc. etc. I have dramatically reduced my daily intake of insulin...............but I am still diabetic and must stay on my Metformin and Lantus injections daily.

Many on here report similar results...........even some report getting off all medications, but the must stay on LCHF life style as they still are diabetic!

So based on the facts I have....I think this potential solution....is a SCAM!

Of course, I am not a medical professional, and I could be wrong!

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Well, new treatments are being tested all the time. The article I read was about some doctors that were testing this out on a few patients, it wasn't going national or anything.

My problem is that my joints hurt really bad most days now, and have been doing that for about a year now. Some days I can walk without limping, and some days I can barely make it to work.

I used to go walking all the time, mainly because I didn't have a vehicle. But now, since my joints started hurting and my feet going numb sometimes, it is really hard to walk anywhere, especially around the block.

For the past few weeks my big toe has been sore as hell. It even got pussy for a while, but seems to have dried up mostly, but is still sore as hell. I have my regular check up next week, so I will be asking the Dr about my toe. As for the pain in my joints, he just tells me "walk it off"....and I'm like "it HURTS too BAD to walk"!!

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Diet can be a factor. what type of diet are you following? how many carbs are you eating per day?

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I agree with div2live, this doesn't sound right.

I was off the understanding that fat under the skin has very little to no correlation with insulin resistance.

Also, I was of the understand that fat surrounding the organs has been removed with no improvement in insulin resistance....

Correct me if Im wrong, but a crude definition of insulin resistance is the presence of fat in cellular tissue where it really shouldn't be, ie the liver, the pancreas, muscles in general.

As far as I know, stomach stapling is the most affective method of reversing T2 diabetes. And, it accomplishes this within ths first few weeks - long before the patient loses massive weight. Logically the belly fat doesn't play a role in their success.

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