HOUSTON -

It isn't uncommon for people to run into problem spots when trying to lose weight.  A doctor in California said he discovered a new way to get rid of that unwanted fat -- freezing it.

The procedure is called 'Cool Sculpting' and is a non-invasive procedure.  Dr. Grant Steven said the process takes about one hour. 

Steven said the cold temperature kills unwanted fat cells.  Then, the body naturally removes the cells after the procedure.

According to Steven, the freezing process only affected the fat cells without impacting other tissue.