Sunday, August 24, 2008
Did Britney Spears get SmartLipo?
With all of the attention turned to Britney Spears' (recent) fabulous physique has come the obligatory question whenever celebs lose weight: "How did she do it?"
Sure enough, the pop tart reveals just that in the latest issue of OK! magazine courtesy of E!Online, talking about how she's cut out sugar and that her meals consist of things like chicken, salmon, rice, avocados, egg whites and turkey burgers.
"I try to do just 1,200 calories a day," says Brit, who also happens to work out five days a week. "It may sound like it's not much, but it's actually a lot of food if you eat the right things."
12oo calories a day is a tough diet, and is likely similar (but not necessarily the same) as one that is often prescribed to diabetics by docs as recommended by the ADA (American Diabetic Association).
Just looking at the photo to the left of Britney's tuned up abdomen, it leads one to wonder if she also had a quick fix like SmartLipo or some type of traditional liposuction procedure. I haven't examined or treated her, but I wouldn't be surprised if at some point after having kids she had something like that. SmartLipo is awesome because it can be done on defined, isolated fat pockets under local anesthesia, and the patient can literally walk out the door and go home afterward with very little downtime (except for some bruising and swelling typical of any lipo procedure). SmartLipo utilizes a laser to melt the fat first, which then gets suctioned away with small cannulas. The lasering beforehand purportedly helps over the next few months with skin retraction or tightening. And Britney's abdominal and outer and inner thigh skin looks kind of tight here, reminiscent of young women who have had such a procedure done. (I say young because younger women have more elasticity in their skin and more of an ability for the skin to tighten smoothly). Exercise and diet of course help, and should be first line when trying to shed pounds.