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Lawsuit: Kansas woman not warned of 'CoolSculpting' effects


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman is accusing a Wichita plastic surgery clinic of failing to warn her of a rare, plumping side effect of a popular body-contouring procedure.

Tammy Hammond filed the lawsuit earlier this year against Dr. Bruce Ferris and his clinic, the Plastic Surgery Center, the Wichita Eagle reported .

Hammond received three treatments of "CoolSculpting" over a 16-day period more than two years ago. CoolSculpting is a noninvasive form of fat-freezing, in which cooling pads chill fat cells for up to an hour so they break down and die. The federal Food and Drug Administration f...

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