Supermodel Linda Evangelista has come out of seclusion five years after a botched CoolSculpting “fat-freezing” procedure that left her “permanently deformed and brutally disfigured.”
The 56-year-old opens up to People in their latest issue about the emotional and physical pain she has been in, saying, “I loved being up on the catwalk. Now I dread running into someone I know. I can't live like this anymore, in hiding and shame.”
In June 2016, a doctor diagnosed her with Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH), rare side effect that affects less than one percent of CoolSculpting patients, where the freezing process causes the affected fatty tissue to thicken and expand.