Summer is almost with us, so no doubt you're already dreaming of sunning yourself in tropical climes... or at least catching some rays in the back garden with a few tinnies. But if you've left it too late to crack on with that beach bod, a company in Thailand has got your back.
Masterpiece Hospital in Bangkok now offers 'instant six packs', so you can swerve the gym and get ready for the sun the easy way - you might want to check out the pictures first though.
In cosmetic surgery terms, ab implants are fairly commonplace - people who are already lean get silicone implants popped in to create a fake six pack.
Credit: Facebook/Masterpiece Hospital
But the gang over at Masterpiece Hospital instead etch out 'abs' on patients' stomachs, removing some of the fat around the abdomen. According to Thai website Coconuts, this method creates a more natural look than fillers, that also lasts longer.
Although the hospital says that the surgery doesn't hurt, the recovery doesn't look great. I'd turn away now if you're squeamish.
Bandages soaking up blood and fat. Nice. Credit: Facebook/Masterpiece Hospital
Apparently, most of the hospital's patients are folks who work out regularly but find that stubborn belly fat is the trickiest bit to shift, so opt for the THB120,000 (approx £2,900) procedure to speed things up.
Hospital CEO and surgeon Raweewat Maschamado said: "We've been doing this for about three to four years now. We get anywhere from 20 to 30 customers requesting a six-pack every month."
The recovery doesn't look great, no pain, no gain though, right? Credit: Facebook/Masterpiece Hospital
He continued: "In order to naturally get a six-pack, one needs to work out as well as get lean. Most of our clients come in with a lot of muscle, they just want to save themselves months of leaning down.
"We are a licensed, legitimate hospital, unlike many other cosmetic surgery clinics around Thailand. Which means, we have access to anesthetic and quality medicines."
The fat is sucked out to create a six pack effect. Credit: Facebook/Masterpiece Hospital
According to its Facebook page, the hospital is licenced and registered - so not just a clinic - and does all manner of treatments, including nose jobs, eyelid lifts, skin procedures and more.
But if all your spare cash is going on paying for your holiday, you might want to get other people to pay for your beach bod - and here's how you can do just that.
Although it's only open to women, Allegra Cole has started up a website where people can actually crowdfund their cosmetic surgery.
In a bid to help others to 'achieve their body goals', Allegra set up the website BoobJobs4Moms.com, as a platform for models to feature their bios.
Anyone who's interested in a model's story can then buy various picture packages and content, in turn funding their surgery.
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Masterpiece Hospital