New machine nicknamed the Opera Singer painlessly 'shatters' fat cells using ultrasound
Written By Betty van der Mark on Saturday, November 28, 2009 | 4:13 AM
The new Ultra system painlessly 'shatters' fat cells using ultrasound, leaving the deposits to be harmlessly disposed of by the body. it uses vibrating ultrasound notes at different pitches to 'pop' the fat cells, like a singer shattering a glass by hitting the right note. This month, the machine began treating British patients for the first time. There are no risks from infection, scarring or anaesthetic, unlike liposuction, which uses surgery to suck out excess fat. The targeted cells are just below the skin and the fat passes into the lymph channels and then the veins before being processed by the liver. It is then burned off as calories or stored more evenly in the body. The first UK treatments were at LipoSculpt clinics in London and Manchester, with the cost of a one-hour session starting at £300.