A recent cosmetic procedure is gaining popularity especially during the holiday season.
This procedure promises to "freeze off" the fat and thousands have begun paying more than $750 per session to get Cool Sculpting, or cryoliopolysis. The procedure helps in removing 20 to 25 percent of fat in particular areas like thighs, stomach, and arms.
Dr. Michele Green, a New York City dermatologist, said, "CoolSculpting is an easy in-office procedure to free away that bulge in their stomach or love handles. It is especially popular after the holidays when we have all eaten too much."
The device functions by using a gel patch that targets the problem area and freezes the fat cells beneath the skin. Scientists say that it is the sub-zero temps which make the fat cells die and then they het flushed away by the body over next couple of months
Explaining about this painless treatment which is gaining popularity among men, Dr. Grant Stevens, a plastic surgeon, said: "The men have their love handles treated. The other place is the tummy, and they also have their man boobs done. Women go for love handles, muffin tops, the thighs and arms."