4th NW Quadrant: The Approval Matrix
From Wet Paint by Mariella Mosthof
Shockingly, the non-surgical fat-burning procedure Kim had done on last night's Real Housewives of Atlanta was not (medically speaking) actually called the Get Skinny Laser. Kim's procedure is called Zerona, and it actually is about as simple as it looked on RHoATL. Patients electing to get this non-surgical, fat-reducing procedure lie under low level, rotating laser lights for 20 minutes on their backs and 20 minutes on their stomachs for circumferential reduction of waist, hips, and thighs.
Translation? It's more of an all-over slimming process than liposuction, where you can target a specific area.
A treatment cycle is typically 6 sessions spread over two weeks, and can run the average housewife anywhere between $1800 and $3000. It works by burning a small pore in the surface of fat cells, causing them to empty their contents and flush out naturally through the body. Some doctors will actually offer a lymphatic massage to encourage the draining process while others simply instruct patients to drink lots of water. The procedure is most effective for patients who are generally healthy and only have a little bit of fat to lose.
Patients lose an average of 3.65 inches total across their waist, hips, and thighs, with zero downtime and zero pain. However, they are encouraged to exercise and maintain a healthy diet to keep up the results.
Translation: eating a slice of pizza during the procedure was probably not doctor recommended, Kim.