Dr Oz did a show called The Fix to show us how to fix some of our biggest problem areas. From plastic surgery to non-surgical methods that cost less than $100, Doctor Oz really did a fabulous show on how to make ourselves feel great and look great without breaking the bank.
CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ Freezes Off Fat
Dr Oz said that there is a new lunch time procedure that can be done to literally freeze away your fat, as an alternative to liposuction. CoolSculpting was recently approved by the FDA and was discovered by noticing that children who ate a lot of popsicles growing up got dimples, because the cold fights off the fat cells in your cheeks… this is called Popsicle Panniculitis. Dr Matthew Avram helped to create CoolSculpting and said that it does not involve anesthesia and there is no downtime, so you do not have to take a week off from work, from social activities or from your families. CoolSculpting by Zeltiq is quite different than Liposuction, because this procedure takes advantage of the fact that fat cells react to cold temperatures. Coldness is like sending a death signal to your fat cells, so the fat dies in 2-3 months and you can get a 22-23% reduction in the amount of fat after just one treatment. Dr Oz explained that when you freeze fat, you kill your fat cells, and then your immune system can come and pick up and take away the dead fat cells. Therefore, over time, the procedure shrinks the fat cells that you see.
Dr Oz brought Dr Elizabeth Tanzi on his show because she is licensed to do the CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ procedure in New York. First, she applied a gel to the fat area to make sure there would be good contact between the skin and the hand piece machine that creates cold temperatures. Then, she applies the hand piece to the fat area and the skin gets sucked inside and is exposed to cold temperatures. You can feel the cold for a few minutes, but then the skin becomes numb. One session takes around 60 minutes and costs about $750. It takes around 2-4 months to see full results, which can be as much as 1-2″ off of your waistline. Dr Oz pointed out that this is not a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise, but it is a good way to get rid of the last little bit of fat that you struggle with.