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Cellulite, It Is

Posted Oct 01 2008 8:21pm
Ever think about liposuction? It’s amazing to me how many beautiful women have. I’ve always countered their thoughts by reciting to them the side effect that stings most—that liposuction, followed by any degree of weight gain, results in the weight traveling to heretofore unconquered regions—your back, your knees, your face. The fat will not return to your hips, your stomach, your thighs, but it will go somewhere, possibly somewhere even less acceptable to you than the biologically and evolutionarily intelligent places it started out.

I’ll choose an hourglass shape over a distorted one, any day. As a woman, your fat belongs where it is, not as an accessory to your ulna.

And then, I came across http://www.liposuction.com/, which lists the following adverse side effects, also associated with the procedure.

-Pulmonary thromboembolism (a blood clot in the lung)
-Infection
-Intra-Abdominal Perforation with Visceral Injury
-Hematoma or Seroma
-Nerve Damage
-Swelling or Edema
-Skin Necrosis
-Pulmonary Edema
-Adverse Drug Reactions (Toxicity or Allergic Reactions)
-Death

And people are still signing up? Granted these side effects are relatively rare, but in a world where Olivia Goldsmith (author of The First Wives Club ) lost her life during a routine face lift two years ago, the irony of the price for beauty is not lost, no more than the potential for gaining weight following an hour with the wand.
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