Bahrain Specialist Hospital
BY HINA MIRZA
The no-pain and non-surgical slimming treatments being offered by Bahrain Specialist Hospital caught our attention recently and we were intrigued to try them out. I nominated myself for the experience and review the treatments to understand how they work and how much of a significant difference they can make. I knew I would be in safe hands at Bahrain Specialist Hospital, as it is a hospital reputed for providing excellent treatments, patient care, and customer service.
Non-Surgical, fat removal procedure, also known as ‘fat freezing’, is an alternative to liposuction, targeting smaller stubborn areas with minimal discomfort and no downtime.
My initial consultation was booked with Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Consultant, Dr. Salil Bharadwaj, during which we discussed my weight, diet and exercise regime. I was recommended both Zerona and LPG treatments, as Dr. Bharadwaj explained the combination of the two is the most effective way to deal with trouble areas. I was assigned 6 sessions that were carried out every three days. For my convenience, I was given a choice of having my treatments either at the Juffair branch or the new clinic at Riffa.
Opting for the Riffa branch, I was assigned Nurse Ann who took my body measurements and weight at the beginning of the first session, to review after the completion of the treatment. Nurse Ann was extremely helpful and talked me through each step of the treatment.
Zerona is a non-surgical fat removal treatment, which involves a low-level laser body contouring to remove excess fat without the side effects associated with surgical methods. Zerona uses cold laser technology to emulsify fat and flush out of the body, by aiding the fat to move to interstitial space.
The Zerona session was carried out first, followed by the LPG session. In addition to the treatments, it is advised to eat healthy, increase intake of water, and exercise for at least 30 minutes everyday. Bahrain Specialist Hospital has an in-house treadmill, should you wish to exercise straight after your sessions.
The Zerona treatment lasts 40 minutes, and is completely painless. In fact it’s very relaxing, as you are lying down in a dark room for the entire treatment. Nurse Ann positioned the laser arms over my problem areas and set the treatment for 20 minutes to work on my front after which I turned over for her to position the arms to treat my problem areas on the back of my body for another 20 minutes.
Once the Zerona treatment was complete, it was time for the LPG. For the procedure I was given LPG suit to wear – a post surgical type body suit – as I lay down while Nurse Ann massaged my problem areas with the LPG machine. The session lasted 20 minutes, and was more intense than the Zerona. I would advise to start the treatment with the lowest setting and slowly work your way up as the sessions progress.
Over the course of the six sessions, I made a conscious effort to make healthier eating choices, drink a lot more water than I usually do and increase exercise. This was something Nurse Ann emphasized each session and I’m glad I made the extra effort to aid the Zerona and LPG treatments. After all, these sessions are a commitment of money and time so it makes sense to try to get the best results possible.
The LPG Endermologie is a procedure that focuses on cellulite removal. Equipped with rollers and flaps, the device heads gently grasp the skin tissue and target different areas of the body and face to massage and smooth the appearance of cellulite.
After the six sessions were complete, it was time for my weigh in and body measurements to compare with those pre-treatments. I was very happy with the results as I not only felt really good, I had noticeably lost weight and my clothes fit much better.
I would definitely recommend the non-surgical slimming treatments at Bahrain Specialist Hospital for anyone who is looking for a kick start for their healthy journey.
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