How celebs are ditching liposuction as new wave of weight loss treatments offer fresh ways to shed the pounds | The Sun

ONCE to achieve an effort-free washboard stomach overnight, you had to go under the knife. 

But one-time celebrity favourite liposuction has fallen out of favour in recent years. 

Stats show the surgical procedure fell by 77 per cent from 2015 to last year, according to Statista.

While the number of lipo procedures peaked at 5,551 in 2015, six years later the numbers have dwindled to 1,275. 

The deep drop can be blamed on the dangers of invasive surgery putting off a risk averse post-pandemic population. 

And the average cost of the procedure can cost anywhere from between £3,000 to £6,000 – putting a strain on the purse strings.

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Meanwhile a raft of non-invasive alternatives have come to the fore in recent years. 

One – Emerald Laser – has been touted as a pain-free way to lose on average 6 inches from a patient’s waist. 

Named after its green laser, the procedure emits a low-level laser to cause fat cells to leak.

This helps them reduce in size rather than getting rid of them altogether like lipo. 

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Each session takes 30 minutes – 15 on the stomach and 15 on the back – and patients can get up and go with no recovery time. 

Recently Coolsculpting – used by a raft of A-list celebs – hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. 

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Former supermodel Linda Evangelista filed a lawsuit against Coolsculpting’s parent company, saying side effects left her “disfigured”. 

A recent report also found nose jobs have nosedived in popularity as filler can be used to get similar results. 

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