Supermodel Linda Evangelista claims that she has been left disfigured after suffering a rare side effect of having fat cells removed in a process called CoolSculpting.

Evangelista posted on her Instagram that she developed paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, which lead to her fat cells increasing instead of decreasing.

“To my followers who have wondered why I have not been working while my peers’ careers have been thriving, the reason is that I have been brutally disfigured by Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting procedure,” Evangelista wrote.

She goes on to say that she has been left “unrecognizable.”

Evangelista announced that she would be suing the company responsible and posted a statement from her lawyer on Instagram.

“This is my attorney’s statement about my case,” she wrote. “The truth of my horrific ordeal will be told through the legal system and I offer my sympathy to anyone suffering, as I do, from PAH’s painful, hardened masses which protrude from the skin wherever CoolSculpting was performed.”


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