WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Marie Allen (pictured left and right), 42, from North Carolina, underwent Vaser liposuction, a non-invasive form that sees fat cells blasted away using ultrasound saves. She had originally sought treatment for lipoedema, a condition that causes deposits of fat to form beneath the skin in her legs. But she claims she suffered third degree burns on her left leg that became infected (top), turned gangrenous (bottom) and caused her skin to 'peel off like an onion'. It left her with a gaping hole.