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Weird News Central: Freeze Your Fat

A medical procedure called

A medical procedure called "cryolipolysis" can freeze the fat right off your belly.

Friday, May 28, 2010 1:47 GMT

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s almost swimsuit season and time to burn off that extra flab.

But if that doesn’t work, try freezing your fat.

Some doctors are raving about “cryolipolysis,” a process in which cooled suction cups are applied to your paunch. Fat cells, apparently, start melting in the cold.

AOL Senior Correspondent Buck Wolf says cryolipolysis has been approved by the FDA, but not for weight reduction.

He explains, “It’s approved for use to anesthetize the skin. But that doesn’t mean some doctors aren’t using it for weight-loss.”

The process involves putting suction cups on a person’s fatty pouch for several minutes. After a $1,500 super-cooling procedure, the patient goes home and begins to feel tingling over the next few weeks.

After that, the fat starts to drip away.

Patients say the process is painful, but not as bad as stuffing their bloated bodies into summer clothing after a long, beer-filled winter.

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