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Mark Deraney demonstrates how the laser-emitting pads would be placed on someone with concerns about their stomach. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

New 'fat-shrinking' technology gaining popularity in Fargo

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Fat cells don't stand a chance against Mark Deraney and his i-Lipo machine.

The Slim Ambition general manager uses the device to "shrink" fat cells with low-level lasers.


The i-Lipo is among a new crop of systems that claim to target stubborn pockets of fat without surgery. The liposuction alternatives have been creating a lot of buzz - both excitement and skepticism - in the health industry.

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