The fat-freezing procedure may sound like futuristic wizardry, but it’s actually been around for more than a decade. It’s the only FDA-cleared, noninvasive fat-freezing device on the market, and according to Harvard Medical School, there have been over eight million treatments performed worldwide.

But lately, the treatment has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Supermodel Linda Evangelista recently filed a lawsuit against Zeltique Aesthetics Inc., the manufacturer of the CoolSculpting device, because in 2016, the ’90s-era icon developed a condition known as paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) after having multiple CoolSculpting treatments. So, let’s get real about CoolSculpting.

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