Many people will have read about renowned supermodel of the ’90s, Linda Evangelista, filing a $50 million lawsuit against a US based Coolsculpting clinic. Let’s take a look beneath the surface of this highly public story and uncover the facts for you.
CoolSculpting is a specific brand of machine that performs cryolipolysis (fat freezing) where fat cells are frozen and naturally eliminated from the body. In Linda’s case, she wasn’t advised by her CoolSculpting clinic of the extremely rare side effect of cryolipolysis namely PAH (paradoxical adipose hyperplasia). This is where in essence, the opposite of the intended result occurs, as the treated area experiences an overgrowth of fat, as the fat cells increase in size rather than shrink.
These increased fat cells may be surgically removed successfully after 18 months once cells have stopped growing.
While the actual cause of PAH is actually unknown, we do know that it is incredibly rare, with only 1 in 25,000 people affected. In percentage terms that is incredibly low at 0.0051%.
Studies around PAH have shown that there are certain groups of people who are more at risk, namely:
– Men over the age of 50
– with compromised liver and lymphatic systems; and
– are of Indian, Middle Eastern or Hispanic background
Cryo means ‘icy cold’ and lipolysis refers to the breakdown of fatty cells. There are many different types of Cryolipolysis machines on the market – it’s important to do your research to ensure that the machine you’re treated with is medical grade and your therapist has a thorough understanding of the body.
Leading body shaping and wellness clinic, Body Catalyst uses advanced Clatuu technology to permanently reduce stubborn fat pockets without any downtime. Clatuu is medical grade and entered in the ARTG, ensuring safe and effective results.
Common areas for treatments include: stomach, inner thighs, outer thighs, arms, flanks, banana rolls, double chin, back of bra.
Fat-freezing, when carried out using innovative and modern equipment by Body Catalyst, can benefit you in many ways. It is a phenomenal treatment and the only treatment on the market that can effectively produce the same results as liposuction without the risk of surgery.
Other benefits include:
Reducing up to 30% of stubborn fat in the treated area with lasting results.
The destroyed or damaged fat cells are removed from the body naturally, without any medications over the course of 10-12 weeks.
There’s also an incredible transformation process that occurs during treatment- a shift into feeling empowered and confident in other areas of life.
It is normal to experience some mild side effects for up to 2 weeks post-treatment, these can include: Slight redness, Minor swelling, Tenderness, Bruising, Tingling, Numbness, Skin sensitivity, Mild discomfort. PAH is also a very rare side effect of cryolipolysis treatments.
At your initial free one-on-one consultation, our body experts will be able to advise if fat freezing is appropriate for you.
The treatment should be avoided by those suffering from:
– Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
– Raynaud’s phenomenon
– Cold urticaria
At Body Catalyst our therapists are qualified nutritionists, health professionals, and aesthetic experts who undergo extensive training – a key element of the body shaping process that is integral to the way we work. It is important to us that our clients not only achieve their body goals, but continue to maintain them long after their treatments. It’s not just a holistic body shaping and wellness clinic, rather a destination that empowers you to feel your best in your body. Afterall your body is your home, and everyone deserves to feel confident and comfortable in their home.
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