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CoolSculpting, an alternative to plastic surgery

Contributed, Robert Orme
Mar 18 2014 - 12:02pm

Americans are taking more trips to the plastic surgeon to help with those problem areas. In 2009 alone, we spent $10.5 billion on cosmetic procedures and since 1997 there has been a 50 percent increase in cosmetic surgical procedures. During this same period, non-surgical procedures increased by 231 percent.

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Military cutting the fat with liposuction

In a Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 photo, overweight service member who failed the so-called "tape test" struggles doing sit ups during a workout where he hopes to improve his conditioning and avoid being dismissed from the military, at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. Doctors say a number of military personnel are turning to liposuction to remove excess fat from around the waist so they can pass the Pentagon's body fat test. Some service members say they have no other choice because the Defense Department's method of estimating body fat is weeding out not just flabby physiques but bulkier, muscular builds. A number of fitness experts and doctors agree, and they're calling for the military's fitness standards to be revamped. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Julie Watson, The Associated Press
Oct 28 2013 - 3:16pm

SAN DIEGO -- Soldiers often call plastic surgeon Adam Tattelbaum in a panic. They need liposuction -- fast.Some military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from their waists in a desperate attempt to pass the Pentagon's body fat test, which relies on measurements of the neck and waist and can determine their...

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