Magic wand that trims your tum
Helena hated her sticking-out stomach all her life — until she found the...
using selective and focused heating on particular areas. She’s a bit like an artist, but instead of a paintbrush she has the fat-melting machine, which she manoeuvres around my stomach, creating the shape that I want. ‘I love the fact that it multi-tasks,’ says Louisa. ‘It is toning, slimming and tightening all at the same time.’ She believes the results are just as good as having liposuction — ‘ but without the expense, the downtime and the invasive procedure.’
I can confirm there is no downtime. After a 50-minute treatment, my stomach is slightly red, but it calms down within an hour or so. In fact, the whole procedure is pretty painless. Immediately after the first treatment I can see an improvement — my stomach already looks slightly flatter — but it’s after the third and fourth treatments that I really start to see the effects of Louisa’s sculpting.
There is a slight V line, like a bikini model might have, going down my stomach.
I ask Louisa about any possible side- effects. ‘It’s 100 per cent safe,’ she says. ‘It has white paper approval, which means there are no side- effects and nothing can possibly go wrong.’
The white paper carries approval from the U. S. government health authority and means that the treatment has undergone some rigorous safety tests.
AFTER my sixth session, my husband tells me that my stomach is ‘ as flat as he’s ever seen it’. I tell Louisa, who is thrilled. ‘My grandmother always used to say, “When you look good, you feel good, darling” — and, having studied psychology, I agree with her.
‘My mission is to make people look good, so they feel better — whether this is by reversing the signs of ageing or fat melting or whatever it takes.’
What she particularly likes about this machine is the immediate results. ‘ It really is a bit like having a magic wand,’ she says.
After four weeks and eight sessions, I am very happy. My waist measures 29.5 inches — a loss of 3in — and my most hated feature is a thing of the past. for the first time in years, I am going to wear a bikini this summer.
And I’m determined to follow Louisa’s advice on how to maintain my new look — avoid salt (it causes water retention around your stomach) and cut back on alcohol and carbs.
I ask her if the effects last for ever. ‘Yes, as long as you don’t go putting on inordinate amounts of weight,’ she says. ‘And if you could come back for a couple of treatments a year to maintain it, that would be ideal.’
If it keeps my stomach flat, I’ll be there.
Sculpting: Helena undergoing treatment