Model Linda Evangelista is speaking out and sharing new photos of herself after revealing she was left ‘brutally disfigured’ by the wrong cosmetic procedure.
Evangelista He said last year She underwent Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting process to reduce fat cells. But she claimed she “did the opposite of what I promised” and “left me permanently disfigured”, leaving her “isolated”. Now she’s talking in her first interview about it with People magazineWhich also included her first official photos since the procedure.
“I loved being on the podium,” she said. People. “Now I’m afraid of falling into someone I know. I can’t live like this anymore, hiding and in disgrace. I can’t live in this pain anymore. I’m ready to finally speak.”
Evangelista said in the interview that she started noticing swelling on her body after the operation and that the doctor diagnosed her with paradoxical lip hyperplasia. While she says she “tried to fix it myself,” she said the doctor told her “no amount of dieting, no amount of exercise to fix it,” and after she had two liposuctions, “it wasn’t just a little better.”
“I don’t know myself physically, but I no longer know me as a person either,” Evangelista added.
Evangelista is suing CoolSculpting’s parent company, Zeltiq Aesthetics, seeking $50 million in damages. A representative of CoolSculpting said People Its procedure, approved by the Food and Drug Administration, has been well studied with more than 100 scientific publications and over 11 million treatments performed worldwide.
Evangelista said earlier that through her lawsuit, she is “going forward to rid myself of my shame”, and I told People Her goal is “to get rid of some of the shame and help other people who are in the same situation as me.”
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