Becoming fat seems to be one of the most feared events for women today. Almost everybody now have become conscious of how they look like. Some would even try a lot of things like hitting the gym, eating only once or twice a day, jogging, or whatever it takes to shrug off the fats from their bodies. But thanks to the technological advancements, the field of cosmetic surgery has been using a procedure that has delighted quite a lot of figure-conscious clients.
The number of people undergoing liposuction has been steadily increasing through the years. Liposuction, as everyone knows, is a procedure that uses a hollow instrument called cannula which breaks up and sucks up fats from the different parts of the body like the buttocks, abdomen, thighs and the arms. And because of the wonders it provides, this procedure is one of the most common cosmetic procedures today.
But some have been wondering, what happens to the fats after the procedure? After every fat removal procedure, the fat is usually placed and sealed in a biohazard canister especially made for medical wastes. The fats are then burned in an incinerator. Some surgeons prefer to hire people from a company specializing in local medical waste disposal since these wastes actually present a contamination risk just like any other biological matter. These wastes should be properly handled and disposed.
Liposuction takes off fat layers underneath the skin with the help of a vacuum aspirator. The fats travel through a tube that is attached to the cannula towards the biohazard container. There are plastic surgeons who use liposuction on a limited basis for other body parts such as the lips, face wrinkles, and breasts.
Researches have shown that the fats extracted from liposuction have significant uses in terms of stem cell development. Studies reveal that the adult human fat cells have the same biological components as the embryonic stem cells. These fat cells is said to be used in repairing damages in the tissues caused by physical defects or injuries.
The fat wastes from liposuction can also be used as one of the components in making biodiesel fuel. Scientists have found out that if the fat wastes are liquefied, they can be used to fuel biodiesel engines. Although it still remains an experiment, some are already using this but the amount is still subject to legal restrictions on a case to case basis.
Many think of the fat wastes as useless matter that should immediately be thrown away. Good thing that scientists have found a way to make use of these wastes. But remember to be careful and handle these fat wastes properly to avoid any risk of contamination.