Linda Evangelista’s experience with CoolSculpting
Like any cosmetic procedure, CoolSculpting is not without risks. But while the procedure itself is relatively safe, it can cause permanent deformities. Evangelista says she was not made aware of the risks when she opted for it. As a result, she sued ZELTIQ Aesthetics, the manufacturer of the procedure, on September 21. Although the company declined to comment, the FDA approved CoolSculpting for the treatment of visible bulges of fat in the arms, back, and bra area.
The supermodel explains her reasons for concealing her story for so long and reveals the emotional pain she went through after the procedure. After undergoing the procedure, she hasn’t been seen in public for five years. Her lawsuit against the company that performed the CoolSculpting procedure says she has been left with permanent bulges that are unattractive and unsightly. The lawsuit alleges that Evangelista’s doctor did not disclose all the risks to her.
The actress has admitted to depression and barely going out in public after the treatment. She’s now filing a $50 million lawsuit against Zeltiq Aesthetics for damages. It has been reported that Evangelista did seven sessions of CoolSculpting in 2015-16, and is unable to work due to complications. After her initial disappointment, Evangelista has since recovered and has since begun posting positive posts on social media.
A rare but dangerous side effect of the procedure is paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, or PAH. This happens when fat cells freeze without breaking down. The resulting thickening of fat cells causes them to grow. Unlike a melted skin, this side effect can be harmful to a patient’s mental health. It can result in serious complications, including heart damage, stroke, and stroke.
Side effects of CoolSculpting
During the CoolSculpting procedure, a device applies intense cold to the body’s fat layers. This results in temporary and mild side effects, including skin sensitivity, firmness, tingling, and stinging. Patients may experience aches and cramps and an uncomfortable sensation in the back of the throat. In severe cases, the procedure can lead to permanent enlargement of the treated area, which may require surgery.
Although this side effect is rare and short-lived, the potential risk is real. The FDA has not tracked the development of PAH in patients treated with CoolSculpting. This condition has only been reported in 200 cases out of four million procedures. Patients with PAH want their bodies to return to normal. However, the procedure can aggravate their health by triggering an inflammatory response in the body, which may form fibrous scar tissue.
If you are overweight or diffusely obese, CoolSculpting may not be an option for you. It is only appropriate for those with localized pockets of fat. The results of CoolSculpting may take months to become apparent. For this reason, patients should carefully prepare for the procedure by asking their doctors to review the device’s manual, ask questions of their doctors, and talk to colleagues and experts who have had the procedure.
Some people may experience painful, numbness, or skin-dryness after CoolSculpting. These are considered “paradoxical adipose hyperplasia” – overgrowth of fatty tissue. This complication occurs eight to 24 weeks after CoolSculpting and results in an enlarged, hardened area. The affected tissue is described as looking like a “stick of butter,” and is estimated to occur in one out of every 4,000 CoolSculpting treatment cycles.
While CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss solution, it does offer many benefits. While it does not cause weight loss, it does provide a boost to your self-confidence and can be used as part of a healthy weight loss plan. While it may come with a number of side effects, the benefits of CoolSculpting outweigh the risks. If done properly, it can help you reduce stubborn fat on the body.