Having a lazy green tea yesterday at the Young Vic with an ex, I was watching him, and every other male and a few girls, ogle legs in shorts and boobs and midriffs. I know it's a bonus of the warm weather, but together with that whole swimsuit horror, shedding the layers can be a total nightmare for the many of us unblessed with the perfect body. Eager to get some help on the matter, I enlisted Laura Casewell, editor of The Cosmetic Surgery Guide for some advice on non-invasive treatment.


Laura Casewell It’s important to remember that any procedure must be undertaken only by a qualified practitioner, and you should research the treatment and doctor before you go ahead. Minimally invasive procedures still carry a small risk, and not everyone is suitable for all treatments available.


How can you get rid of stubborn pockets of fat with non-surgical cosmetic treatments that can help you get that beach bod a little bit faster than dieting and working out alone?

Laura Casewell There are various types of machines that use different sorts of energy – including laser, ultrasound and radiofrequency – to break down fat without actually breaking the skin. Liposonix by Sigmacon is a Body Scultpting treatment is intended to treat small areas of stubborn fat in the thigh, buttock, stomach and back regions that are often resistant to diet and exercise, as a non-invasive body contouring procedure. Delivering focused, high intensity ultrasound energy directly into the fatty tissue under the skin, it aims to permanently destroy targeted fat cells by a process known as ‘thermo-coagulation’ without causing any damage to the overlaying skin layers or surrounding tissue.


How about if you've lost the weight or just basically need to tighten?

Laura Casewell Cellulaze by Cynosure is an energy assisted anti-cellulite treatment and is clinically proven to increase your skin's natural thickness for a smoother look that lasts. It attacks the structural problems beneath the skin that cause cellulite and treats the fibrous bands beneath the skin, thickening and adding elasticity to the skin at the same time.

How long does it take and how much does it cost?

Laura Casewell Body sculpting can cost anywhere between £200 and £1,000 and the treatment course is around 6 weeks long. Fat removal (energy-assisted) can cost £1,500 to £4,000 and the treatment course can be one-off or a course if extensive removal is needed. Please note, anything that claims to be ‘lunchtime lipo’ is not positive/factually correct as your body needs time to adjust following most cosmetic procedures.

Of course these treatments don't come cheap and it can take a while for the full effect to show. I am still a fan of HEALTHY EATING and exercise, since a lack of these are usually the cause of the problem in the first place...

What was I wearing? My Teresita Orillac blouse and some faded, painted HUDSON jeans.