I got second-degree burns from jaw-sculpting surgery to give me a thinner face, I might be scarred for life & can’t talk


Victoria Quezada, from Sacramento, California, took to TikTok to share her traumatic experience.

She explained that she decided to try the non-invasive beauty therapy – CoolSculpting.

Victoria shared a picture of herself two weeks before she had the treatment

CoolSculpting is a treatment known as cryolipolysis, which freezes fat cells in the targeted area and kills them.

Supposedly the treatment can get rid of up to 20-25% of stubborn fat.

Sounds harmless enough, right?

Victoria also revealed that the burn was so bad, her vocal chords have been affectedVictoria uses her video to serve as a warning for others, claiming that after having the treatment back in April, she is now scarred for life.

Victoria also revealed that the burn was so bad, her vocal chords have been affected

She is currently considering legal action against the clinic, which she has not named.

Victoria starts the video with a picture of her two weeks before the therapy, saying that she never really had a defined jawline, but sort out this treatment because it was just help define her jaw’s natural shape.

She warned viewers that if they have a weak stomach, they should probably keep scrolling

She says: “Fast forward a week and two ER visits later… here we are.”

Victoria gives viewers a warning before she reveals her burns, that it is very graphic.

She says: “My voice is even gone because my throat has swelled so much it’s affected my vocal chords.”

She alleges the CoolSculpting left her with blisters and burn underneath her chin, saying that she doesn’t even have a defined jawline and has been left with an overall swollen faced.

People flocked to support Victoria, telling her to seek legal action against the clinic

The video has garnered over 1.1million views and racked up over 143,000 likes.

People shared their horror at Victoria’s results, with many saying she should pursue legal action against the clinic that did her treatment for malpractice.

One woman, who identified herself as an esthetician, said: “As an esthetician I can legitimately tell you this was done incorrectly. I have NEVER seen this. Please contact legal representation immediately.”

Another said: “COOLSCUPLTING specialist here. I’m so sorry love. My guess is they forgot the liner and the gel trap which means your skin was not protected.”

Victoria pleads with people to help her, as she says that it’s really hard for her to look at herself.

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1. Chronic health conditions

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2. Cognitive health

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3. Mental health

According to the World Health Organization, over 15 percent of adults over the age of 60 suffer from a mental disorder. A common mental disorder among seniors is depression, occurring in seven percent of the elderly population. Unfortunately, this mental disorder is often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Older adults account for over 18 percent of suicides deaths in the United States. Because depression can be a side effect of chronic health conditions, managing those conditions help. Additionally, promoting a lifestyle of healthy living such as betterment of living conditions and social support from family, friends or support groups can help treat depression.

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Every 15 seconds, an older adult is admitted to the emergency room for a fall. A senior dies from falling every 29 minutes, making it the leading cause of injury among the elderly. Because aging causes bones to shrink and muscle to lose strength and flexibility, seniors are more susceptible to losing their balance, bruising and fracturing a bone. Two diseases that contribute to frailty are osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. However, falls are not inevitable. In many cases, they can be prevented through education, increased physical activity and practical modifications within the home.

5. Malnutrition

Malnutrition in older adults over the age of 65 is often underdiagnosed and can lead to other elderly health issues, such as a weakened immune system and muscle weakness. The causes of malnutrition can stem from other health problems (seniors suffering from dementia may forget to eat), depression, alcoholism, dietary restrictions, reduced social contact and limited income. Committing to small changes in diet, such as increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables and decreasing consumption of saturated fat and salt, can help nutrition issues in the elderly. There are food services available to older adults who cannot afford food or have difficulty preparing meals.


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