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Body Sculpting & Cellulite Reduction
Illustrations by Zhang Qingyun, Courtesy of Refinery 29
There's been a lot of buzz lately around this particular treatment, which has seen increased popularity in Europe and just recently received FDA approval in the U.S. It uses focused ultrasound to flat-out destroy fat cells, heating them up to the point that they "melt" and are disposed of as waste by the body. Dr. Sadick says this treatment can reduce a patient's waistline by one inch after just one treatment. He notes that patients must pass a screening that shows they have at least 2.5 cm of tissue and a BMI below 30. The treatment takes about 30 minutes and costs $1,500 for one session. Dr. Sadick says you can expect some mild side effects (prolonged tenderness, lumps, and some pain), but that you will see an average circumferential reduction of four or five centimeters after treatment of the abdomen and waist.