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Linda evangelista cool sculpting results, paradoxical adipose hyperplasia disfigured

Her ‘Disfigurement' Was Caused by a Cosmetic Procedure

The supermodel from the 1990s said that adverse effects from a fat-freezing operation forced her to become sad and reclusive after no longer looking like myself.

Linda Evangelista, the 1990s supermodel, claimed she became "brutally disfigured" and "unrecognizable" following a cosmetic body-sculpting treatment that rendered her a recluse.

“Today, I took a significant step in redressing a wrong that I have endured and kept to myself for over five years,” she wrote on Wednesday in an Instagram post.

Linda evangelista cool sculpting results, paradoxical adipose hyperplasia disfigured
Linda Evangelista modeling in 1992

“To my followers who have inquired as to why I have been unable to work while my contemporaries' careers have flourished, the explanation is that I was horribly scarred by Zeltiq's CoolSculpting surgery, which accomplished the opposite of what it promised.”

Ms. Evangelista, 56, stated that she suffered paradoxical adipose hyperplasia following the fat-freezing surgery, a side effect in which patients grow firm tissue lumps in the treated sites.

According to her, the cosmetic treatment left her "permanently disfigured, despite the fact that she underwent two agonizing, unsuccessful repair surgeries." She stated that she had not been informed of the danger.

“PAH has not only wrecked my livelihood, but it has also sucked me into a spiral of severe melancholy, intense grief, and the lowest depths of self-loathing,” she wrote. “As a result, I've become a recluse.”

Although Ms. Evangelista indicated a lawsuit in her Instagram post, it was unclear whether or not one had been filed or where.

The Food and Drug Administration has cleared CoolSculpting for the treatment of noticeable fat bulges, according to the company.

According to Allergan Aesthetics' website, the surgery may result in an expansion of the treated area two to five months following treatment, necessitating surgical intervention to rectify.

On Thursday, neither Allergan Aesthetics nor the Food and Drug Administration responded promptly to a request for comment.

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