CoolSculpting is a brand name for an FDA-approved fat reduction procedure, cryolipolysis, in which the more stubborn fat deposits on a patient’s body—love handles—are frozen, for purposes of getting rid of them. Skin freezes at a lower temperature than fat, and the CoolSculpting device works by taking advantage of that. It is intended to cool a person’s fat deposit sufficiently to destroy that tissue while also letting the skin survive without damage. Unfortunately, there may be problems with CoolSculpting, and a lawsuit by model Linda Evangelista was filed last year to recover damages that may have been caused by the procedure. If you were injured by CoolSculpting, you should call the seasoned Chicago product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group. Billions have been recovered in lawsuits with which we’ve been involved, and we represent patients across the nation.
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The CoolSculpting System is administered by a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or another aesthetic medicine practitioner. Rather than use needles, the practitioner targets fat deposits by hold them with paddles for around 35 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes. During that period, around 20% – 25% of the fat cells in the targeted location are destroyed. Typically a patient’s immune system disposes of dead fat cells for a few weeks, and the final result is seen in a few months.
There are certain medical conditions that the provider administering the procedure is expected to consider in determining whether you’re a candidate including cold urticaria, bad skin tone, cryoglobulinemia, loose skin, Raynaud’s phenomenon, and paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. A provider should not give you the CoolSculpting procedure if you have one of these conditions.