Even larger amounts of fat being removed

Date posted: 26 January, 2010
Posted by: Mr Jag Chana
fat removal


More and more Britons are going under the knife as a short-cut to losing weight and needing more fat removed than two years ago, reveals The Guardian newspaper.
 
Transform cosmetic surgery, carried out liposuction on 2,016 people last year, up from 1,436 operations in 2008 and well above the 542 it did in 2000. During the same period, the average amount of fat taken out rose from 687ml in 2000 to 1.05 litres last year.
 
The 2,000 litres of body fat removed in 2009 are the equivalent of what a typical chip shop uses in a year to fry its fish and chips, the newspaper reported.
 
89% of liposuction patients were women. They were most likely to come from Yorkshire (22%), the North West (20%) and North East (18%) with just 3% coming from the South East.
 
“The amount of fat we are removing through liposuction per patient is on the increase,” said Dr Abel Mounir. “As a nation, we are becoming heavier, people are having to work harder to shift weight and liposuction is becoming more popular for those wishing to lose stubborn pockets of fat.”
 
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