A Model Linda Evangelista Asks For $50 Million After Plastic Surgery ,Former Canadian model Linda Evangelista is suing her for $50 million over plastic surgery she says “brutally disfigured” her career.
Linda Evangelista Sayed who was one of the most important models in the nineties of the last century and topped her pictures in fashion magazines, said that she underwent liposuction surgery about five years ago.
And she continued, “To my followers who wonder why I am not working while my peers in the profession are in a state of vigor and brilliance, I say that the reason is that I was brutally disfigured by a back-to-back fat removal surgery.”
She indicated that she suffered from “paradoxical fat hyperplasia” after the surgical intervention, which causes swelling in the areas that underwent treatment.
“The paradoxical lipid hypertrophy not only destroyed my livelihood, but also pushed me into a cycle of deep depression, deep sadness and extremes of self-loathing until I became isolated,” she said.
Evangelista filed suit Tuesday in New York federal court against Zeltech Aesthetics for negligence, misleading advertising, allegation and failure to warn customers of potential side effects.
The lawsuit says that the model underwent several surgeries between 2015 and 2016 to reduce fat in different areas of her body, “but these corrective surgeries did not solve the problem of paradoxical fat enlargement.”
The model is seeking compensation in the amount of 50 million dollars due to the lost income and psychological damages she suffered, as she stopped working as a model since 2016.
She added: To my followers who wonder why I don’t work while my peers in the profession live in a state of vigor and brilliance, I say that I was brutally disfigured by a fat removal surgery that led to the opposite of what was desired, as I suffered a rare side effect called “paradoxical fat hypertrophy” after the surgical intervention, which is what It causes swelling in the treated areas, which not only destroyed my livelihood, but also pushed me into severe depression and self-loathing.
Linda Evangelista is a Canadian model who was born on May 10, 1963 in Saint Catherine, Ontario, Canada whose photos have appeared on the cover of more than 600 magazines in the world and most of her work was with fashion photographer Stephen Maisel. $0.000 per day.
Evangelista claims that when her doctor contacted CoolSculpting about PAHs, the company told him they wanted to “make it right” and offered to pay for liposuction with a surgeon of the company’s choice — a specialist she says they’ve used before — to correct the PAH damage. (Zeltec declined to comment on Evangelista’s specific allegations, citing the pending lawsuit.) “On the eve” of the liposuction, Evangelista says in her lawsuit, she was told Zeltec would only cover the procedure if it signed a confidentiality agreement. She refused and had her first full-body liposuction – which she says she paid for – in June 2016. “It wasn’t even a little bit better,” she says. “The bulges are protrusions. And they’re hard. If I walk without a girdle in a dress, I will have chafing to the point of almost bleeding. Because it’s not like soft fat rubbing, it’s like hard fat rubbing.” She says her posture has also been affected because she can no longer “put my arms flat along my side. I don’t think designers are going to want to dress me with that” — she pulls down her shirt and shows the rectangular shape of PAH protruding from under her arm — “sticking out of my body.”
“I don’t look in the mirror,” she adds. “It doesn’t look like me.”
This is a clear contrast to the famous Linda Evangelista whom the world first knew 30 years ago. With her Sophia Loren-like face and instinctive understanding of photography and style, she has amassed nearly 700 magazine covers over the course of her career and served as an inspiration to industry icons such as the late Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld and famed photographer Steven Meisel. “There has never been a better model than Linda,” Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue told PEOPLE. Wintour has featured Evangelista on the cover of the iconic magazine 11 times.
Much of Evangelista’s story now — and her lawsuit — is about recovering her confidence and sense of self.
“Why do we feel the need to do these things [to our bodies]? I always knew I would age. And I know that there are things a body goes through. But I just didn’t think I would look like this,” she says of the protrusions, adding that she’s lost her identity. “I don’t recognize myself physically, but I don’t recognize me as a person any longer either. She” —and she means Linda Evangelista, supermodel— “is sort of gone.”