Lawsuit: Kansas woman not warned of 'CoolSculpting' effects

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

The Wichita Eagle reports that Tammy Hammond filed the lawsuit last month against Dr. Bruce Ferris and his clinic, the Plastic Surgery Center.

Hammond received three treatments of "CoolSculpting" over a 16-day period more than two years ago. CoolSculpting is a noninvasive form of fat-cell freezing.

The lawsuit says the woman developed a benign tumor in her liver and experienced fatty tissue growth post-procedure.

The lawsuit accuses the defendants of not telling staff who perform the procedure about its known hazards so they could warn customers.

An attorney for Ferris and clinic says the lawsuit "contains both legal and factual errors."