Scientists Use Ultrasound to Blast Away Fat Cells

Dieters were given fresh hope Sunday after scientists said they had developed a technique that could make weight loss permanent by using ultrasound to zap fat cells.

Evidence for the high-intensity focused ultrasound [HIFU], used with another treatment that involves freezing fat cells, has been identified in studies as having the potential to achieve weight loss without surgery.

Mark Whiteley, a senior vascular surgeon from Guildford, southeast England, told a meeting of the Royal Society of Medicine that the technique would be effective for destroying small areas of stubborn fat.

“Our results have been very good and, from the previously published studies, it appears  Continue reading