Supermodel Linda Evangelista is opening up in regards to the cause that she’s stepped away from the digicam, sharing in an Instagram submit that she’s been left “permanently deformed” because of a CoolSculpting process.
The 56-year-old, who has labored alongside the likes of Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell, took to her social media to share the information. Within a prolonged assertion, she defined her choice to talk out about her absence, using the hashtags #TheReality and #MyStory.
“Today I took a big step towards righting a wrong that I have suffered and have kept to myself for over five years. To my followers who have wondered why I have not been working while my peers’ careers have been thriving, the reason is that I was brutally disfigured by Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting procedure which did the opposite of what it promised,” she wrote.
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared therapy that eliminates “stubborn fat” through the use of freezing temperatures to interrupt down fats cells. According to the CoolSculpting web site, the non invasive process can remove 20-25 p.c of handled fats cells for good. Evangelista claimed that it elevated her fats cells as a substitute.
“Even after undergoing two painful, unsuccessful, corrective surgeries,” she continued, “I have been left, as the media has described, ‘unrecognizable.’”
The mannequin went on to elucidate that she hadn’t been made conscious of sure dangers of the process, together with Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH), which she stated she has developed. “PAH 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. In the process I have become a recluse.
Allergan Aesthetics, the company behind CoolSculpting technologies, didn’t immediately respond to Yahoo Life’s request for comment. Evangelista, however, announced that she has filed a lawsuit.
“I’m shifting ahead to rid myself of my disgrace, and going public with my story,” she wrote. “I’m so uninterested in living this manner. I want to stroll out my door with my head held excessive, regardless of not trying like myself any longer.”