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Freezing Off Your Fat Now FDA Approved

Zeltiq and ZeronaThe Food and Drug Administration has approved two new methods to remove unwanted fat, Zeltiq and Zerona. The first method essentially freezes the fat off, while the other uses a low-level laser to zap the fat cells.

Zeltiq involves a gel patch that shapes itself to the body and then is connected to a machine that freezes the unwanted fat. The cells essentially self-destruct and are absorbed back into the body over a period of several months. The treatment was originally approved by the FDA to anesthetize the skin before dermatology operations. “At first it was a strange pulling feeling, a little painful,” said one patient. “And after about five or 10 minutes, you basically get numb.”