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    Supermodel Linda Evangelista Claims She’s “Permanently Deformed” After Cosmetic Procedure

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...re-1235019150/

    Linda Evangelista was one of the most famous and in-demand supermodels of the 1990s, recognized the world over for years of work that included countless campaigns, catwalks, Vogue covers and an iconic George Michael music video alongside Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington. But unlike her peers, not much has been seen of Evangelista in recent years and tonight she revealed the reason she disappeared from the public eye.
    Evangelista, 56, came forward via an emotional Instagram post to claim that a routine and popular fat-reduction procedure called CoolSculpting made her permanently deformed, emotionally devasted and ultimately a recluse. “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,” Evangelista posted this evening to her 906,000 followers.

    She claimed that instead of reducing fat, the procedure increased fat cells and “left me permanently deformed even after undergoing two painful, unsuccessful, corrective surgeries. I have been left, as the media has described, ‘unrecognizable.'” In 2017, The Daily Mail ran with such a headline after she was spotted by paparazzi heading to the airport in New York.
    Evangelista went on to say that she developed what is called paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, commonly referred to as PAH and said to be a side effect of the fat-freezing procedure. According to Healthline, PAH is “a very rare but serious side effect” that occurs most often in male patients. “This means the fat cells in the treatment site grow larger rather than smaller. It’s not fully understood why this occurs. While it’s a cosmetic rather than physically dangerous side effect, paradoxical adipose hyperplasia doesn’t disappear on its own,” the site says.
    Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, CoolSculpting is the brand name for cryolipolysis, a nonsurgical procedure that uses cold temperature to reduce fat deposits in certain areas of the body. It is also called body contouring and has grown in popularity in medical spas in recent years. Evangelista used the brand name and mentioned Zeltiq, a subsidiary of Allergan that markets and licenses devices used for cryolipolysis procedures.
    Her post mentioned a lawsuit and an intention of “moving forward to rid myself of my shame” by going public with the story. “I’m so tired of living this way. I would like to walk out my door with my head held high, despite not looking like myself any longer.” It’s unclear if the suit has already been filed.
    Evangelista immediately found support on social media from everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow and stylist Karla Welch to designers Brandon Maxwell and Jeremy Scott. The latter commented, “You are and always will be a supermodel, now adding super role model of courage to your glorious resume. I love you.” Posted Welch: “You are still the greatest.”
    Maxwell posted, “I have always recognized you as someone who was physically beautiful, yes, but more importantly you really shone bright from within. It has been your sense of humor, your innate joy, and your ability to present so effortlessly the best in life that I’ve always been the most attracted to. In your darkest moments may you never forget the light you have sparked in so many, and continue to.”
    Fellow model Karen Elson also commented: “Sweet Linda. I love you dearly, you are so brave and wonderful.”

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    wow that stinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandknight View Post
    "... I have been left, as the media has described, ‘unrecognizable.'” In 2017, The Daily Mail ran with such a headline after she was spotted by paparazzi heading to the airport in New York.
    the article in question:
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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post


    Thanks for posting this, Twitchy2.0. I've always thought Linda Evangelista was a bit of a chameleon because she could look so different in various photo shoots. But she really is unrecognizable here. She looks like she's gained weight all over, not just her face. Is she saying that's the effect of her cool sculpting procedure? You'd think it would only impact the area where she had the cool sculpting done.
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    that sucks. she was always my favourite of the 90s supermodels. such an amazing face.
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    I googled it and it is correctable via liposuction, so I don't get why - and for what - she had surgery?
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    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...procedure.html

    This article shows her in 2015 and then in 2016, the year she had the procedure. That's quite a weight gain in a year.
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    Guess she'll have to roll out of bed for less than 10 grand now.
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    those are old pics though.

    i think lipo can have not great results. i can see why she would be reluctant to do it.
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    I'm sorry, but this article and her statement makes no sense to me. The pics I've seen of this condition are not brutally deforming. They seem like a lump. Has anybody been able to find anything different? Also, Evangelista is like 2 decades away from being a runway or swimsuit model.

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    ^^Vanity is a bitch. Also, she is 56 years old and has obviously gained a lot of weight, period. To hide away for 5 years because of a double chin and a few bulges is insane.
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    "Brutally deforming" is probably a gross exaggeration but aging is a bitch and especially hard for women who were always known for their looks. We aren't allowed to age gracefully, it's always "wow she's put on weight" or "she chose her ass over her face" or if you're lucky, "she looks good for her age". I mean, I guess we should all lock ourselves up and not appear in public, or go the extreme plastic surgery route like Janice Dickenson (who was a knock-out in her day) even Christie Brinkley is messing with her face and of course those recent photos of Aniston and countless others. Sorry, but when menopause hits there will be some changes. I just accept that I'm old and fat now lol. I looked pretty good back in the day but I can accept myself now. I feel sorry for those who can't.
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    To be perfectly candid, someone very near and dear to me (guess! guess!) is almost the exactly same age as Linda and even had that procedure done (around 2016 or 2017, I think) - because her GP had just gotten trained on it and was offering a steep discount. There were no complications. And quite frankly, my "good friend" was pretty ripped in 2019, and it was due to South Beach diet, not cool sculpting.

    I just think there are impossibly high expectations for someone like Evangelista, though, who was in the public eye and "wouldn't get out of bed for less than $10,000". It is a long, hard fall from iconic images from the 1980's that are still in people's heads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    It is a long, hard fall from iconic images from the 1980's that are still in people's heads.
    Sounds like it's still in her head too. "Dealing with aging ain't easy," said an aged Daphodil, while lounging in her muu muu with a memory of a Virginia Slim Ultra Light Menthol in her hand. "20 years later and I'm now laughing at my perceived flaws from my 20s, 30s, and 40s. Now that I am truly flawed, I do not care much. Pass me a snack and refill my wine glass, dearie. One day I shall tell you my stories" and then promptly fell into a snoring doze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    I'm sorry, but this article and her statement makes no sense to me. The pics I've seen of this condition are not brutally deforming. They seem like a lump. Has anybody been able to find anything different? Also, Evangelista is like 2 decades away from being a runway or swimsuit model.
    Here’s the thing though… what May appear to be just a “small lump” to an outsider may be perceived as disfigurement to the person with it. We also don’t know how many of these “small lumps” she has.

    I did a quick Google image search and there are quite a few pictures where the lumps are, IMO, pretty significant in size. Especially on the abdomen.

    I would think for someone that basically everything about them, especially their livelihood is tied into the physical, feeling disfigured is easily achieved.

    It makes me think of my dad. He had 2 exploratory abdominal surgeries that open him stem to stern. The incision line was riddled with hernias , with a baseball sized one on his sternum. He was bothered by its appearance and not the related physical discomfort. It looked like small boob that was discernible through his clothes.
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