The latest weapon in the battle of the bulge is the body contouring process known as SculpSure, a non-surgical procedure that claims to be the first to use lasers to melt stubborn abdominal fat.
The $1,500-per-session procedure is allegedly less painful than other alternatives and convenient enough that it can be done in under half-an-hour.
“This is something you can do on your lunch break. Takes literally 25 minutes,” Dr. Hooman Khorasani, chief of the division of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, told ABC News.
Here’s how it claims to work: First, cooling plates are attached to the patient’s abdomen. Next, a laser penetrates the skin, heating up fat cells and, SculpSure claims, destroying the fat cells in a way that means some of the fat can be eliminated by the body. Each patient can determine the level of heat that they want, meaning patients might get different results.