Monday, February 2, 2009
Medical Reports: Flab to Fab
Move over Lipo, there's a new device that's supposed to melt away fat, and it can be done on your lunch hour. Seven's Diana Diaz shows us the latest way to go from flab to fab.
WSVN -- It's been a long time since Diane Durovick has had a flat belly.
Diane Durovick: "I haven't seen a flat stomach since before I had children 16 years ago."
The mother of two was sick of looking at her flabby stomach, but she didn't want to undergo an invasive surgery like Liposuction, so she went to see Boca Raton plastic surgeon Daniel Man who's the first South Florida doctor to test out a new device that's supposed to melt away fat.
Diane Durovick: "I liked the fact that it was not invasive at all. It's really something done in office, and it's not painful."
It's called Lipo X. The handheld device is run over the top of the skin, delivering radio frequency waves deep into fatty areas of the body.
Dr. Daniel Man, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon: "It heats the fat and tightens up the skin around and the fat actually breaks down and is absorbed by the body."
Diane Durovick: "It feels like someone is kind of ironing your skin. It's warm and smooth, but it doesn't hurt at all."
It can be used on multiple areas of the body like the face, neck, abs, arms, thighs and butt. The best part, it can be done on your lunch hour.
Dr. Daniel Man: "It doesn't require any anesthesia, and there's no down time, and there's no cutting involved with this and no scarring."
Doctor Man says the results are not as dramatic as Lipo and it does take multiple treatments.
Dr. Daniel Man: "It takes about 10 treatments, but you do see, after the third and fourth treatment, about one to two-inch reduction."
Diane is thrilled with her results. She's gone from a size 6 to a size 2.
Diane Durovick: "I've had six procedures done so far, and I have seen my skin tighten and my stomach flatten. After each procedure, I see it progressively get better."
The procedure costs less than traditional liposuction at a price of about $4,000 to $5,000 for the entire treatment package. The device is expected to get FDA-approval early this year.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Dr. Daniel Man
851 Meadows Road
Boca Raton, FL 33486