Question about Liposuction: im a type 1 diabetic i have a little extra

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Im a type 1 diabetic. i have a little extra wieght that i want to get rid of. i go to the gym 4 days a week or when i can but dont seem to be looseing any weight. i have reduced my diet down as much as i can do so safely. im a truckie and do long hrs. being a diabetic am i ok to get lipo done.


Liposuction would not be an appropriate procedure for you simply to lose weight. Being a type I diabetic does also increase the risk of liposuction, as we will need to control your blood glucose levels within the operation also. It is probably best that you seeĀ  diabetes specialist to find help to see if you can control your weight and blood glucose levels to more optimal levels through optimising your insulin dose and diet?

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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