There is an interesting story in the New York Times today about fat returning after liposuction. This may have something to do with a gene from the caveman times where food was not so plentiful. Our body wants to be ready for cold or days of little food. I am sure people differ here, too. It seems that, after liposuction, the amount of fat cells will increase in other areas. If one has had liposuction in the hips and thighs, the fat usually appears in the abdomen. I recently read that fat stores increase in the abdomen for menopausal women. These fat cells make estrogen as the hormone's levels decrease. In this article, physicians explained that fat cells do not reappear in the thighs because liposuction destroys the surrounding structures that would allow that.
To read the article, click here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/01/weekinreview/01kolata.html
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