She was diagnosed with paradoxical adipose tissue hyperplasia
Linda Evangelista (57) was one of the original supermodels and in the 90s she was among the most sought-after models in the world. Many remember her for saying that she does not get out of bed for less than 10,000 dollars, but today the situation is somewhat different.
She has been living in seclusion for the last five years, and now she has decided to speak openly about the procedure for freezing fat tissue that has deformed her body.
- I loved being on the runway, and now I’m afraid I’ll meet someone I know. I’m tired of hiding and being ashamed. I can no longer live in this pain and I am finally ready to speak out, ”Linda said in an interview with People.
For the first time, she showed the results of a bad procedure.
- I tried to fix it myself, I thought I was doing something wrong. It got to the point where I stopped eating, I thought I was losing my mind. In June 2016, I finally visited a doctor who told me that diet and exercise would not help me – she recalled.
Evangelists were then diagnosed with paradoxical adipose tissue hyperplasia, a rare side effect that affects one percent of people undergoing CoolSculpting treatment, when the freezing process causes thickening and spreading of the affected adipose tissue. She also had two failed liposuctions after that.
- Why do we think we have to do things like this to our bodies? I always knew I would grow old. And I know that our bodies go through various processes. But I just didn’t think it would all turn out this way. I do not recognize myself physically, but also as a person. I don’t look in the mirror because I don’t look like me – said Evangelista.
Linda first spoke about the procedure that deformed her on her Instagram in September last year.
- Today I have taken a big step in correcting the injustice I have suffered for the last five years, as much as I am silent about everything. I want to tell my followers and everyone who is wondering why I haven’t worked in recent years that the reason for everything is the fact that I was brutally disfigured by Zeltiq’s CoolSclupting procedure, which did not get the results they said they would. This procedure increased, not decreased, my fat in the tissue and left me permanently disfigured. Not even two painful surgeries helped, and I remained, as the media described it well – unrecognizable – she wrote at the time.