Linda Evangelista: what is cryolipolysis, the weight loss procedure the supermodel underwent (and what are its risks)

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Linda Evangelista, seen here in 2015 before having her PAH procedure performed, has not appeared in public since and claims she was “unrecognizable.”

Model Linda Evangelista, one of the most famous supermodels of the 90s, announced this week that in the last five years she became a “recluse” due to a complication during cosmetic treatment that left her “permanently deformed.”

“I have developed paradoxical adipose hyperplasia or HAP, a risk that I did not know anything about before undergoing the procedures, “he said Wednesday in a post on his Instagram account.

There she also revealed that she will sue the company that performed the treatment, a cosmetic slimming procedure called cryolipolysis that, according to her, “did the opposite of what it promised” and left her “brutally disfigured”.


La paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (also known by its acronym PAH) is a rare problem that can occur during a cryolipolysis treatment, the procedure Evangelista underwent.

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