Linda Evangelista says she’s ‘trying to love herself for who she is’ after attending a photo shoot for British Vogue with her face secured with tape and elastic.

The 57-year-old Canadian supermodel claimed in September that she was “permanently transformed” and “relentlessly transformed” by a cosmetic procedure called coolsculpting.

She said the treatment resulted in paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, in which rather than shrinking, the adipose tissue in the body increased in size.

Evangelista then settled a lawsuit in New York against Coolsculpting’s parent company, Zeltic Aesthetics.

Appearing on the cover of British Vogue showing only the front of her face in a variety of outfits, she highlighted that makeup artist Pat McGrath used tape and elastic to pull her face, chin and neck back.

she said:

“I try to love myself for who I am, but for photography. I think it is allowed.

“Also, all my insecurities are resolved in these photos, so I had to do what I wanted.”

Denying that the photo shoot marks a comeback after years of living as a “withdrawal,” she added: Absolutely not. But I am so grateful for the support from her friends and the industry…

“You won’t see me in a bathing suit, that’s for sure. It’s going to be hard to find work with anything that sticks out. Don’t deceive me…”

(Steven Meisel/British Vogue/PA)

CoolSculpting is the brand name for Cryolipolysis, a popular fat freezing method that allows the liver to expel frozen dead fat cells out of the body.

About this procedure she said:

Evangelista, one of the fashion industry’s most famous figures in the 1990s, told Vogue UK that she was drawn to the procedure by both advertising and her own vanity.

she said: they were talking to me

“It was about stubborn fat in motionless parts. No downtime, no surgery, and… I drank a magic potion. So I took it — and it backfired.”

A representative for Zeltic said in a statement to British Vogue: “We are delighted to have resolved this matter with Evangelista.

“We continue to focus on instilling confidence by providing safe and trusted beauty products and services backed by science.

“Coolsculpting is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment for visible fat puffs in nine areas of the body.”

Zeltiq’s parent company, Allergan, has been contacted for further comment.

The full feature is featured in the September issue of UK Vogue and will be available for digital download and newsstands from Tuesday.

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