BOSTON (CBS) — Local researchers have an invented a new way to dissolve unwanted fat without the hassle of other treatments currently available.
These are the same Massachusetts General Hospital researchers who invented “CoolSculpting,” a popular non-surgical technique for reducing unwanted fat under the skin but can only be used on certain parts of the body.READ MORE: 'He Never Would Tell Us': Gardner Museum Hopeful For New Info After Death Of Connecticut Mobster
Now they’ve developed an ice solution, similar to a slush, made from saline and glycerol, that can be injected almost anywhere and causes fat cells to crystallize and die.READ MORE: CDC Panel Approves Booster Shots For Elder Americans, But Not Essential Workers
Unlike CoolSculpting, which requires a patient to sit for up to an hour in a doctor’s office, it takes less than a minute to inject and then the patient can go home.MORE NEWS: Passenger Accused Of Attacking Flight Attendant, Rushing Cockpit On Boston To San Juan Flight
In pig studies, the slurry injection was safe and effective. And while it’s not yet approved for use in humans, scientists say it could become one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures.