She said the cosmetic procedure left her “permanently deformed even after undergoing two painful, unsuccessful, corrective surgeries.” She said she had not been told of the risk.
“PAH has not only destroyed my livelihood, it has sent me into a cycle of deep depression, profound sadness, and the lowest depths of self-loathing,” she wrote. “In the process, I have become a recluse.”
Although Ms. Evangelista’s Instagram post mentioned a lawsuit, it was unclear whether one had been filed or where.
According to CoolSculpting, the procedure has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of visible fat bulges.
According to the website of Allergan Aesthetics, a global pharmaceutical company whose brands include CoolSculpting, the procedure may cause an enlargement in the treated area about two to five months after treatment, requiring surgical intervention for correction.
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/23/us/linda-evangelista-lawsuit-paradoxical-adipose-hyperlasia.html