Ultrasound waves that can zap that flab off your body!

March 7th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI  

London, March 7 (ANI): British scientists have developed a new fat removal technique that uses ultrasound waves to destroy fat cells and could help dieters shift those pounds.

The technique, known as high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), causes no harm to the healthy tissue nearby, reports the Daily Mail.

The treatment costs between 1,500-2,000 pounds a time and although it would not be suitable for morbidly obese patients, it could help those who have managed to lose some weight through dieting get rid of those last remaining pounds around the hips and buttocks.

The technique kills the fat cells and over the course of the next three or four months the body then disposes of the dead tissue, and the flab disappears.

Mark Whiteley, a senior vascular surgeon from Guildford, Surrey has tested the ultrasound technique on 23 people.

“Our results have been very good and, from the previously published studies, it appears that HIFU and cryolipolysis -or fat freezing - are the only two methods of non-surgical fat removal that show any promise,” he said.

“Other techniques using lasers or other types of ultrasound don’t work because they only damage fat cells, rather than destroying them, so the cells simply grow back.” (ANI)

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