Supermodel Linda Evangelista says she became depressed and “isolated” after undergoing a non-invasive cosmetic procedure designed to reduce fat that “did not look like” her anymore.
“To my followers who wondered why I did not work while my peers’ careers were flourishing, I was severely disfigured by Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting procedure, which did what it promised,” he wrote. year old Evangelista. A message posted on his Instagram account on Wednesday.
“It increased, not decreased, my fat cells remained deformed even after two painful, unsuccessful, corrective surgeries. I was, as the media described it, “unrecognizable.”
Evangelista went on to write that she had developed paradoxical fatty hyperplasia, described by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as an “unexpected increase in the number of fat cells” that can sometimes develop after a procedure. I went into the deepest depths of deep depression, deep sadness, self-control. “
He has filed a $ 50 million lawsuit against Zeltiq Aesthetics for serious և permanent personal injury. Allergan, Zeltiq’s parent company, did not immediately respond to a request for comment TODAY.
Paradoxical fatty hyperplasia is a rare, moderate to severe event associated with cryolipolysis, the medical name for CoolSculpting.
“The exact mechanisms underlying the development of the following PAH [CoolSculpting] They are unknown, “the authors wrote. “Although PAH does not pose a health risk due to its beneficial nature, it is cosmetically uncomfortable and can cause psychological distress to patients.”
The study found that the incidence rate was 0.05% to 0.39%, or slightly higher than the 0.025% rate specified by the manufacturer. In her post, Evangelista wrote that she was not aware of the dangers of PAH before undergoing the procedure.
The condition can be successfully treated with liposuction, doctors report in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
CoolSculpting has been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of visible fatty tumors under the chin, chin, abdomen, ribs, ribs, buttocks and buttocks under the upper buttocks. Website:
Back in 2018, Savannah Guthrie և enna Bush Hager tried a procedure that uses non-invasive techniques or cryotherapy at low temperatures to destroy fat cells. It “literally freezes your fat cells,” one of the spa managers told TODAY today.
Practitioners use a hand device on the target area, which pulls the tissue into the applied cup և manages the cooling technology.
Practitioners say that this is not a weight loss technique. instead, it can be useful for people who are already exercising but struggling with small areas of stubborn fat.
Patients tend to have minimal side effects. During treatment, they may include a severe cold, stinging, itching, soreness, or pain. հետո redness, bruising, swelling հետո pain after, according to the manufacturer.
Evangelista, who became famous in the 1990s, said in a post that she wanted her story to be made public after more than five years of “getting rid of my shame.”
“I am so tired of living like this,” he wrote. “I would like to come out of my door with my head held high, even though I was not like anyone else.”