Zerona - How Do Fat Cells Reach Lymph Nodes?

With a Technology Like Zerona How Are the Fat Cells Actually Transferred to the Lymph Nods? I wonder of there is a risk of necrosis with dead fat cells not being properly eliminated.

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Fat Cells Don't Reach Lymph Nodes with Zerona, They May with CoolSculpting by Zeltiq

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Hi Boston,

First of all, scientific evidence supports that Zerona is unable to penetrate through the skin to cause the effects on the fat cells that the company claims.  The only risk of necrosis with Zerona is to your pocketbook. 

On the other hand, CoolSculpting by Zeltiq has been scientifically proven to cause fat cell death (apoptosis) by selectively freezing unwanted bulges of fat cells that are resistant to diet and exercise.  These fat cells are eliminated by white blood cells called phagocytes that then travel to the liver where the fat cell debri is eliminated by natural means.  Studies have shown no change in cholesterol, fat, liver enzymes or function for 6 months follwing Coolsculpting by Zeltiq..  Don't let the Z in Zerona fool you.

Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
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