Spring is almost here and all across America women are squeezing into skin-tight, colored jeans and thinking, "If only I could be one size smaller." Well, come September, a new fat-reduction machine will be available to help fulfill that wish-and this one may actually work. The Czech-made Vanquish device uses so called focused-field radio frequency to zap fat without ever touching the patient's body. Only a handful of the devices will initially be available, which means the line for appointments could be longer than a queue for Justin Bieber tickets.
Oh no, not another fat buster, you say. In the last 35 years, entrepreneurs have introduced a cavalcade of technologies to reduce fat, each with its own drawbacks. First came liposuction: It requires anesthesia and surgery and sometimes leaves patients with uneven results and weeks of bruising. Then there was ultrasound: A technician moves a hand piece over the body to deliver deep-diving sound waves that destroy fat belowRead More »from New Fat-Zapping Machine?