Linda Evangelista Shares 1st Photos Of Her ‘Brutally Disfigured’ Body After Fat-Freezing

“I can’t live like this anymore, in hiding and shame. I just couldn’t live in this pain any longer."

Six years after having a ‘fat-freezing’ procedure done, Linda Evangelista says her body is ‘permanently deformed,’ and she shared photos of her ‘disfigured’ new look.

The procedure is considered an alternative to liposuction. She said she is “permanently deformed” and “brutally disfigured” from CoolSculpting, which is also referred to as “fat-freezing.”

The topmodel claimed that she “can’t live like this anymore, in hiding and shame. I just couldn’t live in this pain any longer. I’m willing to finally speak.”

Here you can find the photos.

Linda explained that she was diagnosed with Pardoxical adipose hyperplasa (PAH) in June 2016. She received the diagnosis after going to her doctor.

“He told me that no amount of dieting and no amount of exercise was ever going to fix it,” Linda explained. Less than one percent of patients who try CoolSculpting will struggle with the rare side effect of PAH, according to People.

Linda had a full-body liposuction surgery to try and correct the PAH damage in June 2016. She had a second surgery in July 2017, but the PAH still came back, even after she followed the doctor’s instructions during an eight week recovery, Linda claimed. “It wasn’t even a little bit better,” she insisted. “The bulges are protrusions and they’re hard. If I walk without a girdle in a dress, I will have chafing to the point of almost bleeding. I don’t look in the mirror. It doesn’t look like me.”

Linda sued parent company Seltiq Aesthetics Inc. for $50 million in damages, claiming that she hasn’t been able to work since undergoing CoolSculpting. “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,” Linda explained in September. “In the process, I have become a recluse. With this lawsuit, I am moving forward to rid myself of shame and going public with my story.”

Linda’s close friend, Naomi Campbell, praised Linda for coming forward with her story. “She’s a strong woman and I think she’s very brave,” Naomi told British Vogue. “It takes a lot of courage to come out and speak her truth. I stand by her absolutely.”

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