Linda Evangelista Says She Was ‘Brutally Disfigured’ By Fat-Freezing Procedure


Linda Evangelista, who reached the peak of her supermodel recognition within the Nineteen Nineties, mentioned Thursday that she has been “brutally disfigured” by a process supposed to take away fats. Instead, she claimed, the other occurred, leaving the previous style star a “recluse” who’s “permanently deformed.”

In an Instagram post she mentioned the event “has not only destroyed my livelihood, it has sent me into a cycle of deep depression, profound sadness and the lowest depths of self-loathing.”

Linda Evangelista poses on the runway throughout a 1992 style present in Paris.

Evangelista, recognized partly for Vogue journal covers and George Michael’s “Freedom! ’90” music video, mentioned she developed a situation referred to as “paradoxical adipose hyperplasia” and appeared to accuse Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting of not warning her in regards to the danger.

In 2017, the National Institutes of Health described the expansion of fats cells from the Cryolipolysis “fat freezing” method as “possibly higher” in incidence than the “rare adverse effect” it was beforehand described as.

Linda Evangelista at a June 2015 occasion in New York, earlier than she started what she referred to as a five-year exile from public life.

Evangelista, 56, wrote that she has had two unsuccessful surgical procedures to appropriate the issue and was transferring ahead with a lawsuit.

“I’m so tired of living this way. I would like to walk out my door with my head held high, despite not looking like myself any longer,” she wrote.

Zeltiq, acquired by Allergan, described CoolSculpting as an FDA-cleared remedy for “visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen, and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm.”

HuffPost didn’t instantly hear again from Allergan in a request for remark.