A new dieting drug looks set to be released in the UK to help women drop up to two dress sizes in six months – a perfect solution for women looking to lose weight but who don’t fancy going under the knife to have liposuction, gastric bands, stomach stapling or other extreme weightloss solutions.
A popular weightloss drug is currently being investigated by American health officials after reports that is may be causing severe liver damage in some patients.
Alli is a weightloss drug available without prescription. The drug is also know as Xenical and is only available on prescription. Alli has been on sale in the US for some time but has only been available in countries such as the UK for a few months.
For patients who have tried everything to lose weight, including having gastric surgery (such as a bypass or gastric band), a new experimental surgery may help them lose weight.
Over the last few years, there has been a rise in the use of gastric surgery to help people lose weight. Liposuction is also a popular way to lose weight quickly. However both these options sometimes fail to address underlying issues and as many as a fifth of people may put the weight back on.
As of next month, British department store Selfridges will be stocking the UK’s first range of control pants for men.
Most women in the UK will have seen control pants before – particularly thanks to the film Bridget Jones. Control pants and other body contouring underwear helps to slim down the figure by compressing problem areas and smoothing the overall silhouette. And now men will be able to buy the same luxury as women.
Cosmetic surgeons are testing a new form of obesity surgery which enables patient’s stomachs to be stapled without the need to make any cuts in the abdomen. Instead, patients have a long, thick tube fed down their throats and this tube staples up part of the stomach.
Similar to current procedures, this creates a smaller stomach pouch helping patients feel full more quickly after eating, and also helping them to eat less.
New research has shown that love handles may make if harder to breathe.
It is common knowledge that being overweight increases the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes however French researchers how now discovered that those extra inches may also decrease lung function making it more difficult to breathe. The study, which analysed 120,000 people, showed that there was a positive independent relationship between lung function impairment and metabolic syndrome, mainly due to abdominal obesity.
It appears that no area of the body is immune to fat fighters attention – possibly one of the strangest weight loss surgeries that can be performed is on the toes. Toebesity, the colloquial way of saying ‘fat toes’ in cosmetic surgery circles, is being combated by several plastic surgeons through cosmetic surgery.