Americans waist line appears to finally be catching up to the health statistics. A new report states that Western Europeans are living longer than Americans. This primarily due to obesity. Dr. O’Toole helps his patients to understand that obesity problems accumulate over time. Once a patient is truly obese the options for surgical body contouring are no longer available. However, when patients address areas of fat as soon as they are disproportionately visible Dr. O’Toole has the ability to make a dramatic improvement. Typically he will recommend either traditional liposuction or Smart Lipo. If there is an abundance of loose and lax skin and abdominoplasty will be the best recommendation. By addressing obesity early on Americans can add years to their lives. According to CBS Los Angeles a new study released Thursday by the University of Southern California, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the RAND corp. states on average, Americans live about a year-and-a-half less than Western Europeans because of higher levels of obesity rates.The study, which appears in the July issue of Social Science & Medicine, also indicated Americans live less than the residents of most other developed nations. Researchers found that the life-expectancy disparity — which begins around the age of 50 — stems from higher levels of middle-age obesity and obesity-related chronic diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes. The study calculates the fiscal consequences of the growing life-expectancy gap over the next few decades.
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