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Linda Evangelista Left ‘Permanently Deformed’ After Cosmetic Procedure

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Linda Evangelista has explained why she disappeared from the public eye in an emotional Instagram post. 

In her post, captioned “#TheTruth #MyStory”, the former supermodel opens up about why she has not been working whilst her “peers careers have been thriving.”

Linda candidly revealed that she underwent a CoolSculpting fat-reduction procedure – but has been left “permanently deformed.”

 

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“Today I took a big step towards righting a wrong that I have suffered and have kept to myself for over five years,” she writes.

“To my followers who have wondered why I have not been working while my peers’ careers have been thriving, the reason is that I was brutally disfigured by Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting procedure which did the opposite of what it promised.”

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“It increased, not decreased,” she details, “my fat cells and left me permanently deformed even after undergoing two painful, unsuccessful, corrective surgeries. I have been left, as the media has described, ‘unrecognisable.’”

Not only is she dealing with the stress of her physical appearance, Evangelista now also lives with a “deep depression” having developed Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia or PAH.”

“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. In the process, I have become a recluse.”

However, a lawsuit is now in process and Linda hopes to return to the public eye.

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“I would like to walk out my door with my head high, despite not looking like myself any longer.”

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