The Fat Bank!
When it comes to cash, we all worry about having enough stashed away; but generally, when it comes to body fat we don’t feel the same – until now. “Fat banks” are here, and they’re taking deposits to a whole new level.
Similar to an everyday savings account, people are now having their fat removed via liposuction and tucked away for later use.
Australia recently got its first fat bank, which is located in Melbourne by cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist, Dr. Daniel Lanzer.
“Fat banking is a highly sophisticated process that involves cleaning, preparing and slowly freezing the fat to -310 degrees Fahrenheit. This installation has cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and I believe it will change the entire approach to the treatment of aging,” explains Lanzer.
To carry out the procedure, Lanzer uses a fat preparation machine that concentrates and purifies the fat so it’s then ready to be inserted as micro-droplets under the skin to cause smoothing, firming and tightening, as well as returning a more youthful shape back to the face.
But, like all banks, it doesn’t come cheap. While the cost is subject to the amount of fat stored, the average is around $185 per year and there are currently around 75 people doing so at Lanzer’s clinic.
A son and father, who are at a major disagreement on Trump are both running for the same office.
ONLY IN AMERICA
A father and son in Rhode Island who disagree about President Donald Trump are running for the same office, one as a Republican, the other as an independent.
David Quiroa Sr., 47, and David Quiroa Jr., 22, both filed Tuesday to run for a state House seat currently held by a Democrat. Both live at the same address in Newport.
"It'll be interesting for sure. What better way to argue with my father than on the political level?" Quiroa Jr. told The Associated Press. "He definitely is a very good motivator. Even if it's to motivate to stop him."
The father and son said they frequently talk about politics and have since the son was little. Quiroa Sr. ran for the same seat 14 years ago as a Republican and brought his son, the oldest of five children, along to gather signatures and knock on doors, they said. He didn't win, but the experience left an impression on both of them.
When 2016 rolled around, Quiroa Jr. was finally old enough to vote for president. His candidate was Hillary Clinton. His father became an early and avid supporter of Trump.
Quiroa Sr. says it would be great if his son defeats him. Asked who he thinks his mother, Iris, is going to vote for, Quiroa Jr. called her a wild card.
"I would say maybe my father, but at this point since I'm in the mix, I don't know," he said. "She could surprise us all and vote for Abney."