Monday, October 26, 2009
Medical Reports: Fight the Fat
For those who want to get rid of love-handles or a pooching stomach, there's now a way to lose inches and get rid of fat without surgery. Seven's Diana Diaz shows us doctor's new tool to Fight the Fat.
WSVN -- In a city filled with short-shorts, skirts and bikinis Odalys Ruiz-Sanchez didn't fit in.
Odalys Ruiz-Sanchez: "I would stay away from wearing shorts or skirts."
She had gained some weight and would do anything to hide her thighs.
Odalys Ruiz-Sanchez: "I was unhappy with the way my thighs looked. There was some cellulite on the back of my thighs and the side of my thighs."
Odalys wanted to smooth out the cellulite and slim down but didn't want to risk surgery like liposuction, so she went to Dr. Daniel Man in Boca Raton who is testing a new laser called Lapex 2000.
Dr. Daniel Man: "This laser helps tighten up the skin and to decrease some of the fat bulges that people have without any pain or anesthesia."
The laser is FDA approved to help treat pain, but doctors found out by accident that it can also help to get rid of fat.
Dr. Daniel Man: "When we used that on patients we found out also that it decreases the circumference, and their body looks better."
These paddles are placed directly on your trouble spots and they use laser light technology to help puncture fat cells.
Dr. Daniel Man: "They are being punctured ever so slightly and the fat inside then comes out, and the lymphatic system takes it out and we get rid of it from our body."
The procedure takes less than an hour and is painless.
Odalys Ruiz-Sanchez: "You really do not feel the heat, so really there is no discomfort whatsoever."
Once you're done you'll step on this vibrating machine to further stimulate your lymphatic system to help push out the fat. You'll need nine to ten treatments, and like most weight loss programs you'll have to watch your diet and exercise to make sure the fat does not come back.
Odalys Ruiz-Sanchez: "Believe it or not, you really do begin to see results after the first treatment."
Odalys has just completed ten treatments and is impressed with the results.
Odalys Ruiz-Sanchez: "The toning of my skin has improved. I have seen the decrease in the cellulite."
Odalys Ruiz-Sanchez: "I have lost approximately two inches in each thigh."
And it's given her the confidence to show off her body again.
Odalys Ruiz-Sanchez: "I am definitely noticing that I'm getting more looks now."
Diana Diaz: "Treatments can cost anywhere from $200 to $500 a session, but you can buy a package deal to cut costs."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Dr. Daniel Man
851 Meadows Road Suite 222
Boca Raton FL 33486