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When I learned there was an alternative to losing weight quickly without surgery, I was intrigued. Then, I found out that celebs like Jessica Alba and Khloe Kardashian are possibly slimming down by doing it. My interest officially peaked. The thought (and price) of liposuction can be scary, and while diet and exercise is a crucial component to a slimmer lifestyle, there can be supplementary, less invasive options.
Enter i-Lipo. It’s the first FDA-approved, low level and non-invasive treatment that gets rid of cellulite and fat. i-Lipo uses a laser treatment to stimulate the body’s natural process for breaking down and releasing stored content in the fat cells. The results are long-lasting when teamed with diet and exercise.
Getting the procedure also proved effortless. Four small plastic paddles are placed on the treatment area (i.e. the abdomen, thighs, upper back area, neck, arms or calves) and secured with a Velcro strap to stay in place. Quick and painless, my treatment only took 30 minutes! Patients can appreciate the fact that it can be done on their lunch break or when running on a very limited schedule. The paddles give off a relaxing, slight warming sensation. I was able to check Instagram and emails with ease during the entire process. Talk about non-invasive!
The paddle’s low level of laser energy eliminates the fat cells without harming the skin. It sends the signal to break down the stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol, which releases the fat to be eliminated from the body. This process of releasing the fatty acids is a natural response, so the procedure doesn’t create any unnatural reaction in the body or damage any other areas like skin, blood vessels or nerves. Plus, it tightens the skin so you won’t have concerns with flabby or loose skin after treatment. While some see results after one session, it’s recommended to do eight i-Lipo sessions to see dramatic changes in weight loss and reshaping of the body.
Updated on: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016