Special Report: Fat Freeze
She says, "I'm happy with my body. I just have that area down there at the bottom of my stomach that has that extra little fat. That's what I want to get rid of."
The 29-year old is petrified of surgery or the pain involved with liposuction.
So instead she wants to freeze her fat away!
Roni says, "When I heard there was a procedure with no incision, I jumped on the opportunity."
Roni tried Cool-Sculpting by Zeltiq.
It's the first non-surgical device ever approved by the f-d-a to get rid of fat.
Cool-sculpting was developed at Mass General by Harvard researchers.
And unlike liposuction, it doesn't include any needles, knives, or recovery time!
Doctor Jeffrey Dover of SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill says, "It's almost totally painless. Patients are comfortable, and it takes just a few hours.. Patients can leave the procedure and go right back to work."
The procedure can be done on any of the common trouble spots; bellies, love handles, thighs and upper arms.
Here's how it works; A vacuum-like paddle placed right against the body actually sucks in skin and the fat layer below it. It then freezes it between two extremely cold plates.
Doctor Dover explains, "We know fat is very cold sensitive. When frozen it dies. As fat cells die, they disappear."
Salon owner Robert D'Amore loved what it did for his body!
he says. "I had my abdomen and love handles done and liked it so much decided to go back."
The makers of Zeltiq say the average person will see 22% less fat in the treated area. But it takes about two months to see the full results.
Robert says, "The results are subtle, but you can definitely see a difference when you put on pants or shorts. You can see a difference just walking around."
Doctor Dover says the side effects are minimal, " A little discomfort, sometimes some tingling, a little red for a few minutes and that's it."
Five weeks after her procedure, you can see for yourself.
Roni says her tight tummy is right on target!
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