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Zeltiq Cooling Device Gets FDA Approval–Cool Sculpting As An Alternative to Liposuction With Freezing and Killing Fat Cell

Posted Sep 12 2010 10:52am

Back in February I wrote about the device and there’s a couple videos at the link below that shows how it works.  The device had FDA approval but not for fat image remove and now it appears we have crossed that bridge and it has the ok from the FDA.

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It is a painless non invasive procedure.  It is successful for love handles and small image areas of fat and costs $800.00 per each section of fat.  The video below shows how the device has been used in Irvine, CA.  One of the patients for this process was doctor John Heydt, president of the UCI Medical Center’s doctors group and he claimed the results were pretty good.  I like this, a doctor trying it out for his own results.  He had one 60 minute treatment and claims a 75% reduction with his fat, aka love handles. 

You can see from the picture, the device is on wheels.  The process used is called Cryolipolysis™ and had been approved already in Canada and in Europe.  The device was developed by doctors affiliated with Harvard Medical School.  The doctor said the only minor discomfort was a feeling like a minor sunburn and that is minor compared to surgery or liposuction.  If one is seriously obese, this is not the answer but can stand to help those with the love handle or abdominal small areas of fat that lurk that we just can’t seem to get rid of, especially with age.  BD 

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the CoolSculpting device from Zeltiq for use in shrinking “love handles” and small bulges of fat on the belly.

It is a non-invasive alternative for patients who otherwise would consider liposuction.

In clinical trials conducted as of late last year, patients treated with the Zeltiq device averaged about a 22 to 25 percent reduction in fat in love handles and abdomen.

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