Ultra sound used to break down fat

Tel Aviv: Doctors in Israel have invented a machine that breaks down excess body fat using ultra sound.

Treatment takes around two hours and costs around $1,400 and is already being used by patients.

High frequency ultrasound waves are aimed at the part of the body required and break down the fat cells without damaging other parts of the body. The broken down fat is reabsorbed by the body.

The device is manufactured by ultrascane, and was successfully tested on pigs before being used on humans.