Tatler May 2009 - Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2009

Beach Bum

Shape up for summer with the very latest treatments by body-contouring expert Dr Rita Rakus

If your body is still woefully short of the toned, pert shape that you would like to be showing off on the beach this summer, let the legendary Dr Rita Rakus come to your rescue.

Known for her facial rejuvenation techniques, Dr Rakus has recently introduced two new non-surgical treatments for the body. If you want your youthful curves back, Macrolane is the answer. It is particularly effective for breast enhancement but can also boost calves and buttocks. Based on natural hyaluronic acid, this injectable gel adds volume and smooths out skin irregularities, giving you a beautiful firm shape.

For those wanting to drop a dress size, LipoSonix® is an amazing non-invasive fat-busting procedure from the US and Dr Rakus' clinic is the first in the UK to offer it. Using high-intensity focused ultrasound it destroys unwanted abdominal fat - clinical studies have shown an average reduction of two centimetres after a one-hour treatment.

Dr Rakus also offers Thermage® and Fraxel®, two fantastic body treatments that can tighten and contour the skin on your face and body to improve its appearance - and let's not forget Dr Rakus' magic touch with lips and muscle inhibitor treatments. Prepare to flaunt the face and body of your dreams!