According to the post, Evangelista developed paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH), which has been reported as a side effect of CoolSculpting and involves fat cells growing as opposed to shrinking, according to Healthline.
“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,” she continued. “In the process, I have become a recluse.”
That month, she filed a lawsuit against Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc. per People. In response, a CoolSculpting rep told the outlet that the procedure “has been well studied with more than 100 scientific publications and more than 11 million treatments performed worldwide” and said the side-effects “continue to be well-documented in the CoolSculpting information for patients and health care providers.”