5 Plastic Surgeries/ Cosmetic Procedures You Didn't Know Existed
Take a gander at some of the latest plastic surgery and cosmetic treatment options the beauty-obsessed are trying on for size. Would you dare?
The procedure: Coolsculpting by ZeltiqWhat it is: Developed at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, it is the first non-invasive procedure approved by the FDA to reduce fat using cryolipolysis, a process that freezes fat cells.
How it's done: Using a patented device, a target area (like love handles) is sandwiched between two cooling panels. For up to three hours the patient lies on their side while the panels freeze the fat cells. Afterwards, the "patient's body goes to work" and over the next two to four months, the crystallized fat cells break down, begin to shrink, disappear then are completely eliminated from the body naturally. Results are permanent if you keep the fat off by regularly exercising and by eating healthfully.
Downtime: Zero. The procedure is non-invasive so patients can resume normal activities immediately.
Average cost: Varies from patient to patient but typically ranges from $650-$1200.
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