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Freezing device blasts fat cells

BOSTON, MA (ABC) - The battle of the bulge may have just gotten easier.

 The FDA has approved two new procedures that can remove fat from your body without an operation.

The hi-tech device is called Zeltiq.

Technicians use a gel patch to get a good connection to the fat.

 The device freezes fat cells and causes them to self destruct and be re-absorbed into the body.

Zerona, the other method, is a low power laser that is aimed at trouble spots.

Causing the fat cells to collapse in a matter of weeks.

Doctors say overweight patients shouldn't expect too much.

The procedures will not make an obese person thin.

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