According to the publication, Evangelista developed paradoxical fat hyperplasia (PAH), which has been reported as a side effect of CoolSculpting and involves fat cell growth rather than shrinkage, according to Healthline.
“PAH not only destroyed my livelihood, but also plunged me into a cycle of deep depression, deep sadness, and the deepest depths of self-loathing,” she continued. “During the process, I became reclusive.”
That month, she filed a lawsuit against Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc. for every People. In response, a CoolSculpting rep told the implementer that the procedure was “well-studied with over 100 scientific publications and over 11 million treatments performed worldwide” and said that side effects “remain well documented in CoolSculpting information for patients and healthcare providers” .