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  • US Troops Turn to Liposuction to Pass Fat Test (According To Russian Media Source)

    10/29/2013 1:40:56 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    RiaNovosti ^ | October 29, 2013 | Staff
    Troops often call plastic surgeon Adam Tattelbaum in a panic. They need liposuction — fast. Some military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from their waists in a desperate attempt to pass the Pentagon's body fat test, which relies on measurements of the neck and waist and can determine their future prospects in the military. "They come in panicked about being kicked out or getting a demerit that will hurt their chances at a promotion," the Rockville, Maryland, surgeon said. Service members complain that the Defense Department's method of estimating body fat weeds out not...
  • Military test of body fat faces criticism

    10/28/2013 7:49:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 2013 10:22 AM EDT | Julie Watson
    Doctors say a number of military personnel are turning to liposuction to remove excess fat from around the waist so they can pass the Pentagon’s body fat test. Some service members say they have no other choice because the Defense Department’s method of estimating body fat is weeding out not just flabby physiques but bulkier, muscular builds. …
  • Plastic Surgeon uses Liposuction Fat to Fuel Car - YUCK!!!

    03/30/2011 9:13:33 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 53 replies
    Are we going a bit far with using Lipo-Diesel? In a Traffic Jam? A top Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon says he used fat he removed from patients in liposuction operations to power his 'green' 4x4 car. U.S. authorities have launched an inquiry into claims made by Dr Alan Bittner that the fat he had sucked out of patients in liposuction operations was turned into biodiesel. Bittner wrote on his website: 'The vast majority of my patients request that I use their fat for fuel -- and I have more fat than I can use. 'Not only do they get to...
  • Probe into Bev. Hills cosmetic surg. 'turned human fat from liposuctions to biodiesel for his 4x4'

    12/23/2008 1:05:32 PM PST · by Stoat · 53 replies · 1,332+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) / various ^ | December 23, 2008 | Paul Thompson
    A top Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon says he used fat he removed from patients in liposuction operations to power his 'green' 4x4 car.U.S. authorities have launched an inquiry into claims made by Dr Alan Bittner that the fat he had sucked out of patients in liposuction operations was turned into biodiesel.Bittner wrote on his website: 'The vast majority of my patients request that I use their fat for fuel -- and I have more fat than I can use.'Not only do they get to lose their love handles or chubby belly, but they get to take part in saving...
  • Stem Cells Used to Fix Breast Defects

    12/15/2007 8:11:45 PM PST · by Salman · 25 replies · 182+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 15, 2007 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - For the first time, doctors have used stem cells from liposuctioned fat to fix breast defects in women who have had cancerous lumps removed. The approach is still experimental, but holds promise for millions of women left with cratered areas and breasts that look very different from each other after cancer surgery. It also might be a way to augment healthy breasts without using artificial implants. So far, it has only been tested on about two dozen women in a study in Japan. But doctors in the United States say it has great potential. "This is...
  • Plastic Surgery Pioneer, Roger Amar MD, Uses Adult Stem Cells From Lipoaspirates to Restore Youth

    01/02/2007 10:47:21 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 1,296+ views
    France's own Dr. Roger Amar, pioneer of the F.A.M.I (Facial Autografting Muscle Injection), will be visiting the United States from January 2 to January 7, 2007 to teach American surgeons and make this innovative procedure available to interested, eligible candidates. Dr. Amar's U.S. base will be New York City, NY and Philadelphia, PA. F.A.M.I is a systematized full-face injection for pan-facial restoration and has been performed successfully on over 500 patients. The procedure can give a genuine restoration and/or rejuvenation without the presence of foreign bodies. Instead of tightening and shortening by incision of unsupported skin, F.A.M.I injects the face...
  • Liposuctioned Fat Stem Cells To Repair Bodies

    03/03/2007 5:32:46 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 162+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 02.27.07
    Science Daily — Expanding waistlines, unsightly bulges: people will gladly remove excess body fat to improve their looks. But unwanted fat also contains stem cells with the potential to repair defects and heal injuries in the body. A team led by Philippe Collas at the University of Oslo in Norway has identified certain chemical marks that allow him to predict which, among the hundreds of millions of stem cells in liposuctioned fat, are best at regenerating tissue. Uncovering the nature and location of these molecular tags could allow scientists to pull off the ultimate trick of taking a patient’s own...
  • But is it art?

    01/14/2007 6:32:32 PM PST · by Westlander · 63 replies · 1,393+ views
    The Age ^ | January 13, 2007 | AFP
    "Bon appetit" said Chilean artist Marco Evaristti as he presented his friends with his newest creation: meatballs cooked with fat from his own body, extracted by liposuction. "Ladies and gentleman, bon appetit and may god bless," said Evaristti, a glass in his hand, to his dining companions seated night around a table in Santiago's Animal Gallery tonight. On the plates in front of them was a serving of agnolotti pasta and in the middle a meatball made with oil Evaristti removed from his body in a liposuction procedure last year.
  • Patch romps again after $1500 liposuction

    07/21/2006 1:34:30 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies · 909+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | July 22, 2006 | Richard Macey
    PATCH is not all the dog he used to be. After having two kilograms of fat sucked from his body, the 12-year-old kelpie cross is "like new", says his delighted owner, Irene Williams. Patch is believed to be the first dog in Australia to have undergone liposuction, an increasingly popular operation for overweight humans. His problem was not obesity, but fatty tumours. One, on his left hind leg, was so large it was threatening to cripple him within months. "To see him degenerate was tearing at my heartstrings," Ms Williams said. Advised that radical surgery was the only option, she...
  • Man seeks fat people to fuel his boat (Liposuction fat as fuel?)

    11/10/2005 9:14:02 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 4 replies · 298+ views
    News.com.au ^ | November 10, 2005 | Staff
    An Auckland adventurer wants overweight people to have liposuction so he can turn their fat into biofuel to power his boat around the globe. Peter Bethune's biofuel-powered attempt at the round-the-world powerboat speed record will run on his own fat, and he hopes, many more well-endowed contributors. The Dominion Post reports the lean Auckland adventurer has had about four syringes of fat removed by liposuction from his own "love handles", but needs others to donate their fat for his cause. If Mr Bethune, 39, gets enough fat he will have it refined and converted to fuel for his 24m trimaran....
  • _Kirstie Alley No Longer a 'Fat Actress'

    11/09/2005 7:51:11 AM PST · by austinite · 19 replies · 830+ views
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | Nov 8, 2005
    NEW YORK - Kirstie Alley has lost 55 pounds — and says she wants to lose more. Alley, whose weight gain was documented in various unflattering paparazzi photographs, said that when she started the Jenny Craig diet program, she was horrified at the results of her weigh-in. "I weighed 219," the 54-year-old actress said Monday on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." "For someone who spent most of her life at 130 ... it was a shock." Now a spokesperson for Jenny Craig, Alley said of her weight gain: "I made some good decisions simultaneously with some bad decisions. "The good part...
  • 'Berlusconi's fat' moulded to art

    06/20/2005 12:18:45 PM PDT · by mcg1969 · 28 replies · 615+ views
    BBC ^ | 20 June 2005 | BBC
    An art work purportedly made from excess fat from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been sold for $18,000 (£9,862). Switzerland-based artist Gianni Motti claims to have bought the fat from a clinic where the leader had a liposuction operation performed. He moulded it into a bar of soap which he named Mani Pulite (Clean Hands). The work was put on display at the Art Basel fair in Switzerland and was sold to a private Swiss collector. Motti gave it the title Clean Hands as a reference to an anti-corruption campaign of the 1990s. It reflects the artist's view of...
  • Liposuction 'no excuse to binge' :o)

    12/04/2004 3:28:38 PM PST · by traumer · 2 replies · 232+ views
    BBC ^ | 3 December, 2004
    Liposuction is not a sure fire route to weight loss, US scientists have warned. Those who view it as a quick fix and a ticket to binge are mistaken and likely to put weight back on, they said. In a study of 200 patients, reported in the American Society of Plastic Surgery journal, nearly half gained weight after liposuction. It is important to follow a healthy diet and do regular exercise to ensure the weight stays off, the University of Texas researchers said. No quick fix Lead author and plastic surgeon Dr Rod Rohrich said: "If patients want positive long-term...
  • Austin doctor does surgery on himself to promote stem cells

    08/27/2004 6:56:57 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 20 replies · 588+ views
    He's storing the fat in case he needs the cells later, will urge patients to do the same By Mary Ann Roser AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, August 27, 2004 Calling himself the biggest fat sucker in Texas, Dr. Robert Ersek proceeded Thursday to do just that: suck fat from his belly to promote the potential use of stem cells from tissue taken during liposuction. Ersek, a 66-year-old plastic surgeon at Personique in Austin, performed the liposuction on himself as TV and newspaper cameras recorded what he called a historic act. He had a staff member videotape the procedure. "Somebody said we're...
  • Fat is fabulous, insist anti-diet protesters

    08/07/2004 10:23:23 PM PDT · by familyop · 74 replies · 1,945+ views
    The Observer, Guardian ^ | 8AUG04 | Paul Harris
    The woman in the yellow shirt stood up and told of her life-long struggle against being fat, a fight that she had clearly lost. She was enormous. 'Every time I dieted I ended up larger,' she said as she broke into tears, 'If I were anorexic or bulimic, I would get sympathy. It is so frustrating.' She was applauded by 100 other very fat men and women. 'Here, you are in an island of sanity,' said Professor Paul Campos, author of The Obesity Myth and speaker at this annual meeting of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (Naafa) -...
  • Liposuction Doesn't Offer Health Benefit, Study Finds

    06/17/2004 7:55:40 PM PDT · by summer · 22 replies · 742+ views
    The NY Times ^ | June 17, 2004 | DENISE GRADY
    Liposuction Doesn't Help Health, Study Finds By DENISE GRADY Having 20 pounds of fat removed by liposuction makes people look better but provides none of the protection from heart disease and diabetes that would result from losing the same amount of weight through diet and exercise, researchers are reporting. A report being published today in The New England Journal of Medicine challenges several earlier studies, preliminary ones suggesting that liposuction could improve health by lowering blood fats and other risk factors linked to diabetes. Those studies had led many plastic surgeons to begin promoting liposuction, particularly procedures removing many pounds...
  • Lammentations of a Dieter

    05/24/2003 1:12:46 AM PDT · by DocFarmer · 35 replies · 581+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 24 May 2003 | Doc Farmer
    "Lammentations of a Dieter" Posted by Doc Farmer < http://www.chronwatch.com/site_search.asp?auth=90 > Saturday, May 24, 2003 I've made no secret of the fact that I'm fat, bald, and ugly. For those who think I'm putting myself down, though, I'm not. There's a difference between that and simple honesty of self. If I can't be honest with myself, how can I be expected to be honest with anybody else? That said, though, I don't like being fat. Bald is okay, mind you (thank God for the Gillette Mach 3) and ugly keeps me from being mistaken for a Hollywood type. But fat...
  • The fat-busters

    06/30/2002 3:50:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 1,727+ views
    Ha'aretz Daily ^ | 7/01/02 | Avi Shmoul
    The fat-busters By Avi Shmoul The desire to be thinner and more shapely can carry a heavy price tag: About $4 billion was spent in the United States in 2001 on liposuction surgical procedures. The price tag can sometimes be more than just financial. There are potential costs to one's health: Invasive surgery can pose several dangers. If the invention jointly created by Dr. Ami Glicksman, a plastic surgeon at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, and Dr. Yoram Eshel, a physicist specializing in the use of high-power ultrasound to destroy blood clots without the need for invasive surgery, successfully passes...
  • Women dies after having cosmetic surgery

    05/29/2002 9:48:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 675+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/29/02 | 24 Hour State News
    <p>SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A woman who had breast augmentation and liposuction died of complications due to blood clotting following the cosmetic surgery, coroner's officials said.</p> <p>Maryellen Fluery, 44, of Santa Ana died Monday, three days after she went into her doctor's office for breast enhancements and liposuction. It was ruled a natural death by the coroner, said Jon Fleischman, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner's office.</p>