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An old myth is bring used to assist with dropping weight.

FOX's Alex Hein explains:

This is, Housecall for Health.

Remember that myth you heard about as a kid? If you felt your stomach after running around and it was cold, that meant you were burning calories? Welp, a new health trend is a little bit like that, plastic surgeons and dermatologists are turning to fat freezing to eliminate about 20 percent of the fat cells on a particular area of the body in just an hour's time.

The professionals say it's a quick and harmless way to drop extra pounds. You could even get it done while watching a movie or catching up on your emails.

All that's required of the patient is an hour of their time, and then a machine inserts specific body parts, like love handles and chubby backs, into a cooling chamber. The cells are cooled down to below body temperature, which causes them to get metabolized and then excrete.

More than 425,000 nonsurgical fat reduction procedures were conducted in 2015.

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Housecall for Health, I'm Alex Hein, FOX News.

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