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One-of-a-Kind Machine in Tenn. Credited with Killing Body Fat Without Surgery

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BELLE MEADE, Tenn. - A one of a kind machine in Tennessee that's credited with killing body fat, giving the same results as liposuction, without surgery. Tara Febock thought non-invasive lipolysis sounded too good to be true, but between working out and yoga, she needed help with one last trouble spot: her thighs.

Whether taming cellulite or slimming down, this hand held device performs the procedure Febock says worked for her.

It beeps with energy pulses that give the patient a heat sensation.

Dr. Robert Garza is the only plastic surgeon in Tennessee with this machine, which uses radio frequency technology to kill fat cells. The dead fat cells are then re-absorbed into the body. A smaller attachment helps tighten the skin for facial procedures. Because there's no surgery or anesthesia involved, the cost is significantly lower than traditional plastic surgery, too. Febock says the only thing she felt was some minor heat.

After 2 treatments she saw the results. Dr. Garza says though this will reduce the amount of surgeries, he doesn't expect this procedure will completely replace liposuction. The only risks with this non-invasive technique are slight skin irritation or a burn that could be treated with topical cream.

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