In general, most people look for ways to trim the fat. Trim some fat out of your diet, or your budget, or, if you’re “green”, trim some fat out of your carbon emissions. But how do you know if you’re going too far? Some would claim that over-the-top ‘carborexic’ behaviors constitute going too far environmentally, and others would claim that if you want to get rid of your love handles you should just foot the bill for a gym subscription instead of paying for lipo?
And if you’re going way way too far if the fat trimming process, you may be a plastic surgeon using your patients’ fat to produce lipo-fuel for personal use. Is that an ecological solution or guilt-free way to offset the procedure of lipo, or is it just an insane idea?
A couple of years ago, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon decided to create “lipo-diesel” fuel from the fat he removed from his patients through liposuction. He used the lipo-diesel to fuel his Ford SUV and his girlfriend’s Lincoln Navigator (it wasn’t like this guy was driving a Prius).
Even though the doctor was living and practicing in liberal California, California state law still forbids the use of human medical waste to power vehicles. And so the plastic surgeon was investigated.
The doctor’s response? He said that “the vast majority of my patients request that I use their fat for fuel – and I have more fat than I can use. Not only do they get to lose their love handles or chubby belly but they get to take part in saving the earth.”
Hmmm… was this guy an environmentalist or just too cheap to fill his SUV’s tank with legitimate bio-diesel?
Here’s another idea for people to trim their fat while trimming their carbon emission fat: walk instead of drive.
Image via: Tony Alter
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