After being “brutally scarred” by fat-freezing, Linda Evangelista secures another modeling assignment.


NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! After a CoolSculpting operation left Linda Evangelista “brutally scarred,” she was able to secure another modeling contract.

Evangelista, 57, was featured on the cover of the September issue of British Vogue. She also discussed her CoolSculpting experience with the publication.

After five years of hiding, Evangelista finally came out because “I couldn’t live in that anguish any longer.” I was aware that the only way to change was to speak the truth.

Evangelista acknowledged that she would not have undergone the CoolSculpting procedure if she had known then what she knows now about its “risk.”
After claiming that fat-freezing left her severely disoriented, LINDA EVANGELISTA RETURNS TO MODELING WITH FENDI.

If only I had understood that potential side effects may include losing your job and becoming so miserable that you despise yourself, said Evangelista. I wouldn’t have taken that chance, she said.

Evangelista sued Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc., the parent company of CoolSculpting, in September, seeking $50 million in damages. An FDA-approved “fat freezing” surgery called CoolSculpting has gained popularity as a non-invasive alternative to liposuction. Evangelista, however, said that since receiving seven sessions from August 2015 to February 2016 in a dermatologist’s office, she has been unable to work.

Earlier this year, Evangelista disclosed that she had been diagnosed with paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH), a rare side effect of CoolSculpting that affects fewer than 1% of patients and causes the afflicted fatty tissue to thicken and enlarge as a result of the freezing process. Within three months of treatment, Evangelista said to People magazine, she saw bulges that swelled and solidified on her chin, thighs, and bra area.