Apparently liposuction does more than get rid of those unsightly bulges, it may be good for your health as well. Studies have now shown that those people with elevated triglyceride levels (greater than 150mg/dl) prior to liposuction with or without a tummy tuck showed a significant drop (43%) after surgery. Those patients with normal triglyceride levels before surgery showed no change. There was not a concomitant drop in cholesterol levels in those patients who had lower triglyceride levels so its long-term cardiovascular benefits, if any, are not known. It is also unknown if this drop in triglyceride levels is maintained long-term. While liposuction is not a treatment for weight loss or has proven benefits for a healthier heart, it is an interesting finding that certainly doesn’t hurt that it happens in some patients.