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How is Obesity Holding You Back?

Posted July 09, 2015 in Plastic Surgery

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Do you feel like your excessive weight is holding you back in your career? You are not imagining this. According to a new study conducted by Vanderbilt University, Occupational Characteristics and the Obesity Wage Penalty , overweight and obese women are at a disadvantage in the work place.

The study concludes that obese women:

    • Are more likely to work in lower-paying jobs
    • Are more likely to work more physically demanding job
    • Are less likely to attain a higher-wage paying job
    • Are less likely to attain a job that includes interaction with the public
    • Make less money compared to an average-sized woman and all men

As the study exemplifies, weight plays into every aspect of our life. Do you struggle with added weight? The doctors at Specialists in Plastic Surgery can help. With Liposuction, our highly trained doctors can rid your body of extra fat—leaving you fit and ready to face the world.

“Starting when a woman becomes overweight, she is increasingly less likely to work in a personal interaction or personal communication occupation. And the heaviest women in the labor market are the least likely individuals to work in personal interaction occupations.”

—Jennifer Shinall, Assistant Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School,

Author of Occupational Characteristics and the Obesity Wage Penalty

How Liposuction Can Change Your Life

A surgical approach, liposuction, helps reduce stubborn fat. Liposuction slims and contours the body by removing excess fat deposits located between the skin and the muscle. During the liposuction procedure, fat cells are gently suctioned out of the body through a small, tube-like cannula. With liposuction, seemingly the whole body can be treated: buttocks, abdomen, thighs, hips, calves, ankles, arms, and back. Liposuction will help your body to appear:

      • Leaner
      • Well-proportioned
      • Firmer and Toned

Liposuction can be performed on more than one area of the body—leaving you with an all over contoured figure.

At Specialists in Plastic Surgery, we offer multiple types of liposuction in order to help you achieve safe and optimal results. Our liposuction procedures include: tumescent, suction-assisted liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction, and laser assisted liposuction. Our highly experienced doctors will consult with you to determine how liposuction can best benefit you. Your doctor will take great care as he designs your procedure—focusing on your individualized goals.

Don’t let your weight get in the way of your career goals. See how liposuction can help you. Schedule a consultation at Specialists in Plastic Surgery.