In the most recent edition of “Cosmetic Surgery Times”, the second of a three part special on the obesity epidemic, metabolic syndrome and their potential treatment with various cosmetic surgery techniques features an short interview with….yours truly. (link)I mentioned how a striking number of patients who present for liposuction and tummy tuck surgery turn out to have metabolic issues, such as high fasting blood sugars, actual diabetes, elevated cholesterol, and other risk factors for heart disease and stroke. It should be something that all plastic surgeons remember to check for, when examining these patients.
We’ve talked about this topic previously at PSB, in an earlier post (here).
Apparently, Cosmetic Surgery Times reads “PSB – the Plastic Surgery Blog” too! 🙂