Linda Evangelista Says CoolSculpting Left Her ‘Brutally Disfigured’

The supermodel said a rare side effect of the procedure sent her into “a cycle of deep depression, profound sadness, and self-loathing.”

9/23/2021 6:48:00 PM

Linda Evangelista said a rare side effect of the procedure sent her into “a cycle of deep depression, profound sadness, and self-loathing”

The supermodel said a rare side effect of the procedure sent her into “a cycle of deep depression, profound sadness, and self-loathing.”

CoolSculpting is a fat-removing process that involves freezing your fat cells, the idea being that the frozen cells will be absorbed by the lymphatic system and eventually expelled from the body. According to her post, Evangelista developed a rare side effect of CoolSculpting called paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH), which means that new fat cells were created to replace the frozen ones. She wrote that even after “two painful, unsuccessful, corrective surgeries” she is “permanently deformed” by the condition.

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While a 2014 study deemed the incidence of PAH as a side effect of fat-freezing extremely low (0.0051 percent), more recent evaluations have placed it higher, between 0.05 and 0.39 percent. According to Evangelista’s post, she was not made aware of the risk of PAH before the procedure.

Evangelista is not the first public figure to come forward about having aesthetic work done — transparency around cosmetic procedures is growing, with some influencers and celebrities starting to discuss botox and fillers the way they might share their skin-care routines with their followers. That includes transparency around adverse side effects, which often aren’t treated with the same gravity given to, say, a botched medical procedure. headtopics.com

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Linda Evangelista Says She Was 'Brutally Disfigured' By Fat-Freezing ProcedureThe 1990s supermodel said she is now a recluse in the 'lowest depths of self-loathing.'

Supermodel Linda Evangelista Claims She’s “Permanently Deformed” After Cosmetic ProcedureThe legendary model says she has developed paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, a rare adverse effect of a popular body slimming procedure: 'I have been left, as the media has described, 'unrecognizable.'' There's always a risk of that So? Not my problem Poor thing.

Linda Evangelista Claims to Be 'Permanently Disfigured' After Cosmetic Procedure - E! OnlineModel Linda Evangelista shared on social media that she no longer feels comfortable leaving her home and alleged she was 'permanently disfigured' by a fat-freezing procedure. Oh noooo. No man or women is made perfect and trying to change the appearance always comes with consequences

Linda Evangelista Says She Was 'Brutally Disfigured' By Fat-Freezing ProcedureThe 1990s supermodel said she is now a recluse in the 'lowest depths of self-loathing.'

Linda Evangelista Claims to Be 'Permanently Disfigured' After Cosmetic Procedure - E! OnlineModel Linda Evangelista shared on social media that she no longer feels comfortable leaving her home and alleged she was 'permanently disfigured' by a fat-freezing procedure. Oh noooo. No man or women is made perfect and trying to change the appearance always comes with consequences

Supermodel Linda Evangelista Claims She’s “Permanently Deformed” After Cosmetic ProcedureThe legendary model says she has developed paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, a rare adverse effect of a popular body slimming procedure: 'I have been left, as the media has described, 'unrecognizable.'' There's always a risk of that So? Not my problem Poor thing.