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New sculpting machine promises to freeze fat cells

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A new machine has arrived in the UK which its makers claim can shrink love handles and wobbly bits by freezing fat cells.

 

Using sculpting technology, its developers say it can reduce fat by 20 per cent by cooling problem areas for an hour.

 

The extreme cold causes fat cells to die but does not harm skin or muscles, they claim. All the patient feels is numbness. Then six weeks later, the body’s metabolism has flushed away the dead fat cells.

The £80,000 machine was designed by researchers at Californian firm Zeltiq after scientists noticed children who sucked ice lollies developed concave depressions in their cheeks over time.

 

Known as the Zeltiq, it is aimed at people who have fatty deposits on their body rather than those who are obese. It costs £800 for each session and results will not be seen for 6 -8 weeks.

 

Those looking to lose weight or shift stubborn fat from can be assured they will receive a top class service with The Hospital Group.

 

The Hospital Group is the UK’s biggest provider of weight loss surgery, including gastric bands, gastric bypasses and gastric balloons which can give you a healthier lifestyle.

 

They also offer abdominoplasty to remove excess skin from the body, or liposuction to zap away fat from problem areas.

 

David Ross, Chief Executive of The Hospital Group said: “For those who are looking to shift fat quickly from problem areas, liposuction and liposculpture can provide the perfect solution.

 

“If being overweight has become an issue, then bariatric surgery may be considered. Here are The Hospital Group, we offer a whole host of weight loss surgery, which can have dramatic and long lasting results."

Obesity surgery news : 27 September 2010