Can a one-hour, non-invasive treatment really let you drop a dress size in just weeks?
According to local doctorsthat's exactly the case with a new FDA-approved procedure. Unlike other weight-loss options, this one destroys the fat permanently.
With a spritz of water and some heat, that unwanted inch you can pinch on your stomach or love handles could soon melt away.
Beth Galloway lost 20 pounds through diet and exercise, but says her belly fat simply won't budge.
"I've had three C-sections and it's there, it won't go away no matter what I do," Galloway said.
Galloway and others are trying a groundbreaking treatment called Liposonixdesigned to melt fat using high-intensity focused ultrasound energy.
The procedure penetrates through the skin to permanently destroy fatwithout damaging any skin.
"This is the only technology that will destroy fat cells," said dermatologist Doctor Marilyn Berzin.
"It's akin to being able to melt peanut butter out of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without destroying or injuring the bread or jelly," said dermatologist Doctor Dale Isaacson.
In the hour-long treatment, each square is heated for one minute three different times.
There was a "little pain or uncomfortableness but not intense pain by any means," Galloway said.
The only side effect is slight bruising for a few days.
In eight to 12 weeks, doctors say the body will naturally rid itself of the destroyed fat.
The "average person will lose about an inch- inch and a half- and up to four inches have been lost," Berzin said.
"It does it with no surgery, no downtime and little to no side effects," Isaacson said.
Berzin and Isaacson are trying it as well. Both had positive results.
Galloway said she can't wait to showcase her soon-to-be slimmed-down physique.
"Maybe a cute little bathing suit that I haven't been able to wear in a very long time," Galloway said.
The procedure costs between $2,000 to $3,000. Doctors also say that this procedure is not for obese patientsjust those with a body-mass-index of 30 or under.