While I'm often skeptical of quick fixes that sound too good to be true, I have to admit I was intrigued when I heard of i-Lipo by Chromogenex, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. The slimming treatment relies on low-level lasers to trigger a chemical signal in fat cells that breaks triglycerides down into free fatty acids and glycerol, which can then be released through the cell membranes. Not one to pass up an opportunity to lose a couple of inches, I readily accepted an invitation to experience a treatment. Althought a series of eight treatments is typically recommended to achieve the best results, my 20-minute session left me with visible results. Not surprisingly, the abdomen and thighs prove the most popular areas of treatment for women. I chose to have my thighs treated and was happy to discover I had lost an inch from each after the quick, painless treatment. All I had to do was lie back and relax while the treatment pads did all the work. Afterward, I was encouraged to engage in 30 minutes of cardio exercise to metabolize the released fatty acids. Based on the results, I certainly wouldn't hesitate to give it another go. For more info on this body contouring treatment, check out www.ilipo.com.