Supermodel Linda Evangelista Claims That She No Longer Works Because She Was "Brutally Disfigured" By A CoolSculpting Procedure

Linda Evangelista shares why she has pulled out of the spotlight in recent years.
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In a shocking Instagram post, Linda claimed she was "brutally disfigured" by cosmetic surgery five years ago.
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"To my followers who have wondered why I didn't work while my coworkers' careers were thriving, the reason is because I was brutally disfigured by Zeltiq's CoolSculpting process, which did the opposite of what it promised" wrote Linda.
She continued, "It increased my fat cells, not decreased them, and permanently deformed me, even after two painful, unsuccessful corrective surgeries."
The condition, known as paradoxical fat hyperplasia, is "a very rare but serious side effect" of the procedure that Linda says was not made aware of.
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PAH causes the targeted fat cells at the treatment site to grow larger instead of smaller, which Linda says she made them "undetectable".
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“PAH has not only destroyed my livelihood, it has sent me into a cycle of deep depression, deep sadness and deepest self-hatred. In doing so, I became a hermit, ”she explained.
Linda is now suing CoolSculpting's parent company, Zeltiq Aesthetics, for "severe and permanent bodily harm and disfigurement" that caused her "pain and suffering, severe emotional distress and anguish" and "economic loss".
“I am going ahead with this lawsuit in order to free myself from my shame and to go public with my story. I'm so sick of living like this. I would like to walk out my door with my head held high, even though I don't look like myself anymore, ”Linda concluded.
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After Linda shared her story, she received a barrage of support from other models, including Gigi Hadid, Cindy Crawford, and Christy Turlington.
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All Linda had to say can be read below.
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