Treadmill. Leg lifts. Pilates class. Calorie cutting. You’ve tried them all, but you just can’t seem to blast away that last bit of fat. We feel your frustration. If you’re not ready to turn to a more invasive solution, such as liposuction, there are a number of devices that claim to tighten and tone you’re areas (though they can’t necessarily replace surgery which is instant and permanent). Here are three options to ask your doctor about:
– Massaging devices with vacuums and rollers, such as Endermologie, promise to stimulate cellular activity, which, in turn, reactivates the process of fat elimination particularly in areas that develop pockets of fat, like saddlebags and love handles.
– Radio-frequency devices such as VelaShape II merge a combination of light, suction, massage and/or heat to boost the metabolism of stored fat, increase lymphatic drainage and reduce the size of fat cells.
– Rather than heating the fat, CoolSculpting actually freezes fat cells without injuring the surrounding tissue. The device suctions up the treated area and chills it. Once it thaws out, the fat cells eventually die and don’t grow back.
Read more about fighting fat the right way in the winter issue of NewBeauty, on newsstands now!
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