Linda Evangelista Speaks About Disfiguration from Fat-Freezing Procedure

Linda Evangelista revealed on Instagram that after five mont she had been “permanently deformed” from a CoolSculpting procedure.

She shared her story with ‘People magazine, which she says she is no longer hiding.

Linda says, “I loved being up on the catwalk. I can’t live like this anymore in hiding and shame. I am willing to speak as I can no longer live in this pain.”

Linda has not revealed the traumatic event for many years before she went public in September 2021.

She took her story to Instagram with the hashtag #TheTruth where she wrote about being “brutally disfigured by Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting process that did the opposite of what it promised.” Now she is disclosing the details of what happened.”

Linda told ‘People that she had undergone seven sessions of CoolSculpting between August 2015 and February 2016 and noticed during the months, the procedure to get rid of fat, was instead an enlargement and hardening of the areas and places treated

She said, “I tried to fix it myself, thinking I was doing something wrong, pointing to dieting and overexercising. I thought I was losing my mind.”

Linda took her concerns to her doctor in June 2016.

She recalled, “I dropped my robe for him. I haven’t been eating and was starving. What am I doing wrong?”

The doctor diagnosed her with Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH), a rare condition that explained the adverse effect of the CoolSculpting.

Linda was shocked, and the doctor told her that dieting and exercise would fix it.”

The PAH findings also had an impact on Linda’s posture.

Linda said, “I don’t recognize myself physically as a person anymore. I don’t look in the mirror.”

Despite everything, after years of hiding, she said she shared the details of what happened in the hope of helping others.

Linda said, “I hope I can shed some of the shame and help other people in the same situation as me. I am not going to hide anymore.”

Linda’s story may also shed light on the pressures facing aging women in Hollywood.