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Freezing fat away is legit

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A new study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons finds cool sculpting, a procedure that freezes fat cells until they die, is effective.

Cool sculpting devices were approved by the FDA in 2010.

A large plastic surgery practice in California reviewed more than five hundred patient cases and found the device was able to cut down on fat beneath the skin and had very few side effects. Doctors say the procedure is an alternative to liposuction except without the needles and recovery time.

Requests for the procedure went up during the two-year study, and in 2012, nearly half of the requests came from men. Two-thirds of the patients in the study were new to the practice, and nearly half went on to undergo additional procedures.

- Study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
- Study conducted by Dr. Grant Stevens of Marina Del Rey, California.

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