Linda Evangelista ‘Pleased’ to Settle $50M CoolSculpting Case After Fat Freezing Trauma: ‘I’m Really Grateful’

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Linda Evangelista 'Pleased' to Settle $50M CoolSculpting Case After Fat Freezing Trauma: 'I'm Really Grateful'

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Linda Evangelista has finally settled the $50 million CoolSculpting case she filed years after her allegations that the non-invasive, fat-freezing cosmetic procedure left her “permanently disfigured” with “bulges and protrusions.”

The 57-year-old supermodel claimed she was “brutally disfigured” and disabled following rounds of “nightmare” proceedings that began in August 2015 through February 2016.

It is unclear what Evangelista received in the settlement or what terms were negotiated between both parties.

“Glad to have the CoolSculpting case settled,” she shared with her one million Instagram fans on Tuesday.

Linda Evangelista is “delighted” to finally settle her case over the CoolSculpting treatment, which she claimed left her “permanently disfigured”. The supermodel is pictured in 2014.
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“I look forward to the next chapter of my life with friends and family and happy to put this matter behind me. I’m really grateful for the support I’ve received from those who have reached out.”

LINDA EVANGELISTA RETURNS TO MODELING WITH FENDI AFTER CLAIMED THAT FAT FREEZING KEEPS HER “BRUTALLY ENFIGURED”.

In September last year, Evangelista filed a lawsuit against CoolSculpting’s parent company, Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc., for $50 million in damages.

The FDA-approved “fat freezing” procedure has become popular as a non-invasive alternative to liposuction.

Earlier this year, the catwalk legend revealed that she was diagnosed with paradoxical fatty hyperplasia (PAH).a rare side effect, affecting less than one percent of CoolSculpting patients, in which the freezing process causes thickening and expansion of affected fatty tissue.

Evangelista told People magazine that within three months of the treatment, she noticed bulges on her chin, thighs and bra area that were growing and hardening.

Model Linda Evangelista said she started doing it "freeze fat" Treatments in August 2015 to February 2016 and was incapacitated after the non-invasive procedures.  Pictured June 2015.

Model Linda Evangelista said she began the “fat-freezing” treatments from August 2015 to February 2016 and became incapacitated after the non-invasive procedures. Pictured June 2015.
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MODEL LINDA EVANGELISTA SAYS SHE WAS ‘DEFORMED’ AFTER A COSMETIC PROCEDURE THAT ‘DESTRUCTED’ HER CAREER

“[My doctor] told me that no diet or exercise would ever cure it,” Evangelista recalled.

A CoolSculpting representative told the outlet that the procedure “has been well studied with more than 100 scientific publications and more than 11 million treatments worldwide,” adding that rare side effects such as PAH “remain well documented in the CoolSculpting information for patients.” and healthcare providers.”

Despite a second liposuction in 2017, PAH returned and Evangelista claimed her posture was even affected.

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“It wasn’t even a little bit better,” she said. “The bulges are protrusions. And they are tough. If I go unbelted in a dress, I have chafing to the point of almost bleeding. Because it’s not like soft fat rubbing, it’s like hard fat rubbing.”

Evangelista returned to the spotlight last week with her first modeling job in years as the star of a Fendi campaign.

“With that sorted out and the current Fendi advertising campaign wrapped up, Linda is ready to try and move on. After literally being in hiding for years, she’s on the road,” a source told People magazine.

“She feels all the goodwill from her industry, from other supermodels and from her fans, and it makes her feel loved.”

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Fox News’ Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.

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