LOVE Island’s Shaughna Phillips has posted a picture of two litres of fat that was removed from her thighs.
The 25-year-old Londoner has an operation after finding out she had lipoedema – an abnormal build up of fat in the legs and bum.
Shaughna shared a picture of three plastic canisters of fat after a fan asked what she’d had removed in the procedure.
She replied: “I had just over 2l of fat removed from my calves by the lovely Dr Dennis Wolf.”
The star revealed that she blocked people from commenting on her legs before she went into the Love Island villa earlier this year because she was self-conscious about them.
She explained: “Before I even went into Love Island you can block words that you don’t want to see and the first word I blocked was ‘legs’.
“I saw something the other day that said ‘another girl takes the easy way out’ and I replied to this person saying I was in no way lazy for getting my calves done.”
Shaughna had put in hard work at the gym and shed four stone prior to the show but still wasn’t happy with the size of her legs.
She continued: “I think it was Lipoedema UK who put a before and after picture up. When I weighed 14 stone, I’d lost 4 stone and then posted a picture of before and after and I looked no different.
“So if that’s lazy – losing four stone, going to the gym and eating healthy then you’re the silly one. I definitely want to use my platform as much as I can to raise awareness and help women and girls.”