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It’s quickie but it’s tricky

To bid adieu to adipose before New Year’s Eve, youngsters are using quickie weight-loss solutions, writes Namya Sinha.

health and fitness Updated: Dec 29, 2008 13:11 IST
Namya Sinha
Namya Sinha
Hindustan Times

To bid adieu to adipose before New Year’s Eve and fit into sexy party dresses, young revellers in the city are using quickie weight-loss solutions.

Pritish Anand, a 28-year-old accounts manager who parties frequently, goes for the vibration treatment whenever he wants to take an inch or two off his waist. Dr Veena Aggarwal of VLCC says the number of people opting for such skin firming treatment jumps by 40 per cent in this season. “This is the season when people want to flaunt their bodies,” says Kamna Parashar, MD, Cure and Curves. Results are real quick.

“One-and-a-half hour of figure correction treatment will melt 1 to 2 inches. Hips, thighs and the back are the most popular with girls, while men go for tummy tucks,” she adds. Interestingly, the treatment referred to as ‘tummy tuck’ here is not the surgical procedure but a vibration session. Sarah, 19-year-old engineering student says, “For a college function, I wanted to look slimmer. I went for massage, vibration, tummy tuck… and in a day I lost around 2 inches and 1 kg!” Experts, however, strongly caution against these short-cuts.

Dr Seema Malik whose clinic Eleganza conducts liposuction says, “There is no such thing as instant weight loss. After liposuction, we let the patient go home after an hour, but there is still pain and you can’t get up and party” Dr Anup Dhir, senior cosmetic surgeon, Apollo Hospital agrees. “These things don’t work. It takes at least two weeks for any effect to show,” he says.

First Published: Dec 29, 2008 12:54 IST