Monsters & Critics / Dr. Constantino Mendieta

Lipo, The Four Letter Word That Menopausal Women Love

July 21, 2015

Natural menopause occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55, with the average age being 51.4 years of age. In rare moments, menopause can occur as early as the 30′s or as late as the 60′s. Weight gain is another sign of changing hormones and the metabolism slowing down.

There are medical experts who cite decreasing hormone levels tied to weight gain and redistribution of fat. Menopause unquestionably sees physical changes occur when the female body ceases pumping estrogen, but the most vexing for so many is that weight gain – specifically increased abdominal fat -  which seems to get worse each year.

Despite abstemious diets and regular exercise, many watch their mid-sections swell and obfuscate the normally smaller waistlines that make a woman have the hourglass shape they grew up with and enjoyed as adult women. Menopause and these changes that occur in the hormonal balances stoke abdominal padding.

This can be easily fixed with a targeted round of liposuction according to board certified plastic surgeon who literally reshapes women and uses their unwanted fat in the midsection and flanks and redeposits where they need it, perhaps a sagging breast, hollow cheek or flattened backside.

So many women are living healthy, eating right, but when menopause hits, they find their own bodies are changing shape. Structured clothes no longer fit correctly, and loose waist bands and yoga pants seem to be the future.


Dr. Constantino Mendieta who practices in body conscious capital of the USA, Miami, Florida, uses his surgical instruments as sculpting tools, giving women their figure back with his methods of liposuction to create natural looking results.  “The patients are using their own ‘liquid gold,’ their own body fat instead of implants, and this yields a more natural and healthy result,” says Dr. Mendieta.


Dr. Mendieta says, “I see more women in their 40s and older coming into my office because they need help losing that middle area that comes with menopause. They aren’t doing anything different than 10 years ago, it’s just how menopause affects their bodies.”

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“Today’s middle aged woman are still young and vibrant and beautiful and sexy, there is no reason they shouldn’t get liposuction to get rid of the menopausal love handles”

According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) the number of people getting liposuction in the 35-50 year old age group almost doubled from the 19-34 age group.

Dr. Mendieta says, “Physiologically, it’s so much harder to lose weight as we get older. Then add the extra weight that comes with menopause, it makes weight loss very daunting, lipo is the answer.”


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