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Creating the figure you really want

Published on January 29, 2015 by

Yes, you’ve got your weight under control.  You’re fit and healthy, but you still haven’t achieved the figure you were hoping for.

This isn’t just a problem women have, it applies equally to men and women; there are often areas that just don’t respond.  You may have successfully reduced your weight and your measurements, but there are areas that are stubbornly resisting your efforts. 

Typically these are love-handles and around the stomach for men; for women it’s more likely to be around the hips, with ‘saddlebag’ thighs a frequent offender.  However, those tough to shift areas can be upper arms, inner thighs, flanks, hips, around the waist or even under the chin.

It’s not so much a problem of excess weight; it’s more about a streamlined look.  They say an optimist is a girl who mistakes a bulge for a curve, but when you’ve worked hard to stay in trim it can be demoralising when there are still bumps spoiling that sleek, svelte outline.

No matter how confident a person you are there’s bound to be some self-consciousness about areas that could be described as chubby rather than streamlined.  Even if people tell you that you look great, most of us are self-critical and focus in on our imperfections.

So what’s the answer?

The most extreme approach is to book yourself in for liposuction surgery.  That’s going to mean a hospital stay, a general anaesthetic, quite a bit of pain, stitches and the consequent scars from the operation.  You’ll need to take time out from work for at least a week – maybe more.

You could try reducing your calories and upping your exercise regime.  However, if you’ve already tried this and are around your ideal weight and body mass index (BMI) and still have areas that seem to have fat superglued in place, that’s probably not going to work – and could even be dangerous.

There’s a short cut that avoids both these physical challenges; Vaser Lipo.  This is a treatment that doesn’t require a general anaesthetic, takes just a couple of hours of so and is relatively painless.  With so little down time you can go back to work in a day or two so you don’t even need to tell anyone. 

Effectively Vaser Lipo is surgery, but the incision is just 4mm (about quarter of an inch) and the procedure involves inserting a tube (a canula), liquefying the fat and then vacuuming it out.  It really is as simple as that.

The scar, if there is one, is tiny and heals quickly, you’ll need to be a bit careful with exercise for a few weeks and wear a compression garment to aid the healing process, but the results will be well worth it.

Vaser Lipo isn’t intended for people who have a lot of weight to lose, but is perfect for anyone who has a few pounds that are resisting all your efforts.  Sometimes your body is predisposed to retain fat cells in certain areas and Vaser is a fantastic way to streamline these areas.

There have been many people over the past few years who have experienced Vaser, from near our Clinic in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, or who have attended our London Clinic for Vaser treatment.  However, we’ve had patients from further afield too – some have flown in from overseas, simply because they know that Riverbanks leads the field and our Medical Director, Dr Ravi Jain, has trained with Dr Alberto Hoyos, the inventor of the system.

Do check out the Vaser page on the website – or call to book a consultation and find out more about how Vaser lipo could give you the figure you really want.

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