Comparethetreatment.com are delighted to announce the arrival of Dr Leah Totton, former winner of Sir Alan Sugar's 'The Apprentice' to our expert panel.
Previously a pupil of Foyle and Londonderry College, Leah graduated from the University of East Anglia in June 2011 with an overall distinction in medicine before embarking on medical aesthetics training undertaken in Harley Street London.
Having won the Apprentice prize of a £250,000 investment from businessman Lord Sugar, Leah launched her first clinic, Dr Leah Clinics, earlier this year in the heart of the city of London, offering a range of cosmetic skincare treatments ranging from Botox to laser treatments for the body and skin. Leah is passionate about the industry and has, in recent months, made several media appearances calling for industry regulation and standards to be improved.
Here we list and answer some commonly asked question about 3d Lipo, one of the popular treatments that Dr Leah offers in her London clinic:
What is the difference between 3D Lipo and standard liposuction?
Unlike traditional liposuction, which involves minor insertions, 3D Lipo is completely non-invasive. Dependant on your needs, there are various ways that this can be carried out, from ultrasound to radio frequency and cryolipolysis. These procedures are designed to reduce fat or the appearance of cellulite without ever going beneath the skin. Where standard liposuction requires a lot of vigorous exercise to maintain, the 3D treatment gives the same results without any exercise.
How does 3D Lipo work?
Full 3D Lipo treatment works in several stages, all with their individual procedures. These include cavitation which uses ultrasound to break down fat cells, cryolipolysis which freezes fat cells without affecting other body parts and dermology which rolls the skin to reduce cellulite. These treatments can be provided individually or altogether as a larger fat removal.
Are there any side effects to 3D Lipo?
As this is a non-invasive procedure, there is the possibility of mild discomfort but there are no other reported risks or side effects, especially compared to traditional liposuction.
Does 3D Lipo hurt?
Many patients report that the radio frequency option is the most uncomfortable due to the heat that activates on your skin. Generally, other elements of 3D Lipo have little or no discomfort. Ultrasound cavitation is described to resonate the sensation of a warm massage.
How many sessions of 3D Lipo will I need?
The amount of sessions you will need will be dependant on your body type and the exact program that you will need for your desired results. Generally a course of 6-9 sessions on your desired area tends to give the best results. Even though all procedures are available individually it is usually recommended to undergo a combination of 3D Lipo for the best slimming results.