Linda Evangelista, “I was brutally disfigured by Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting Procedure.”

Linda Evangelista, “I was brutally disfigured by Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting Procedure.”

What Zeltiq CoolSculpting is about.

Zeltiq CoolSculpting is the body contouring procedure used to eliminate fat cells by using extremely cold temperatures. This technique is a noninvasive and popular procedure for body sculpting encompassing the advantages of cryolipolysis for the removal of stubborn and unwanted deposits of fat underneath your skin.

A turn of events for Linda Evangelista

Sometimes things don’t go as we plan them to, this was the case with Linda Evangelista, a Canadian fashion model who has had the chance to be featured in one of the biggest worldwide brands; vogue(Italia), and over 700 magazine covers, she is in fact one of the most successful 1990s supermodels.

Linda Evangelista since early this year has not been posting any of her recent pictures on her Instagram page unlike the previous years, and she has recently opened up on her page on what she has been going through. She says that she has taken a big step in righting a wrong that she has suffered and kept to herself for over five years. She says she has been brutally disfigured by Zeltiq’s Cool sculpting procedure, she was expecting a decrease of fat cells but instead the opposite of what it promised and increased her fat cells leaving her permanently deformed even after she underwent two painful, unsuccessful, corrective surgeries, she describes the misfortune to have left her on a media-based description as “unrecognizable.”

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How CoolSculpting is done.

During a CoolSculpting procedure, a plastic surgeon or other licensed practitioner uses a special tool to cool certain parts of your body to freezing temperature. The procedure freezes and kills fat cells in the part of your body that you’re having treated. Within a few weeks of treatment, these dead fat cells are naturally broken down and flushed out of your body through your liver, but it isn’t advised on everyone because it can cause several side effects especially for people with
cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease,
paroxysmal and cold hemoglobinuria and the side effects include; tugging sensation at the treatment site, pain, stinging, or aching at the treatment site, temporary redness, swelling, bruising, and skin sensitivity at the treatment site, and paradoxical adipose hyperplasia at the treatment site among others.

Linda opens up about having PAH.

Linda developed Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia; A very rare but serious side effect of CoolSculpting is paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. 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, and she claims that it was a possible risk she was not made aware of before she had the procedure. She expresses her sadness on how PAH has not only destroyed her livelihood but has sent her into a circle of deep depression, profound sadness, and the lowest depth of self-loathing and she openly admits that in the process she has become a recluse.

Her fans were touched by the bravery and strength she portrayed by openly admitting how tired she is of living that way and she is moving forward to rid herself of her shame(she says) by going public with her story. She embraces her new self and wishes she would walk out her door with her head held high despite not looking like herself any longer. We wish her all the best.

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