New body fat buster alternative to surgery

London: Women who do not wish to go under the knife to remove stubborn areas from their body and endure a long recovery period can now use a brand new non-surgical treatment called SmartLipo.

Not only is it minimally invasive, but it is safer and far less extreme than traditional methods of getting rid of excess body fat, particularly in stubbon areas.

SmartLipo is ground breaking concept in laser-assisted liposculpture and does not involve any major procedures. A fine canula (1mm. diameter) is used to deliver a safe, power laser to heat fat cells, causing them to break down. The fat deposits are absorbed by the liver and disposed of naturally. At the same time, the laser seals-off minor blood vessels and stimulates collagen production to give a smooth, sculptured finish.

The treatment is perfect for eliminating the common ‘problem areas’ such as tummy, knees, under-arms (bingo wings), buttocks, back and chin etc. The overall results depend on the severity of the area to be treated but dramatic improvements are usually seen within six weeks after treatment – with final results in four months. Although new to the UK, SmartLipo has been in use in Italy for over two years with an impressive track record.

The Smartlipo treatment can take as little as 20 minutes, depending on how many areas of the body are treated. One, two or three areas can be treated in the same session.

London doctor Mike Comins has many years experience in non-surgical cosmetic procedures and is one of the first UK practitioners to be trained in SmartLipo and undertakes the procedure at his own practice in Hans Place, central London.

Although the procedure does not hurt, a local anaesthetic is applied to the area to be treated. Minor bruising or discomfort may occur following the treatment and antibiotics are given to help prevent post-treatment infection.

The cost of the treatment starts from $3,877 (£2,000,€2,982) and is available at The Hans Place Practice. To arrange a consultation, call +44 02(0) 7584 1642 or log onto the website for further details.