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Shaughna Phillips reveals she had to ‘milk’ her legs after liposuction due to lipoedema

Surgery: Shaughna Phillips reveals she had to 'milk' her legs after liposuction for lipoedema and opens up about ex-boyfriend's comments about her body

Shaughna Phillips has revealed she had to “milk” her legs after liposuction due to her lipoedema and has opened up about her ex-boyfriend’s comments about her body.

The Love Island star, 28, said her doctor advised her to “drain” the fluid from her legs by “milking” them as she recovered from liposuction, a fat removal procedure used in plastic surgery.

Shaughna underwent liposuction to remove fat from her calves after being diagnosed with lipoedema.

Surgery: Shaughna Phillips reveals she had to 'milk' her legs after liposuction for lipoedema and opens up about ex-boyfriend's comments about her body

Surgery: Shaughna Phillips reveals she had to ‘milk’ her legs after liposuction for lipoedema and opens up about ex-boyfriend’s comments about her body

Speaking about the unique recovery technique, Shaughna told Metro.co.uk’s Smut Drop podcast: “When you leave liposuction, your incisions are left open because you still need fluid to escape, the more you can escape the better.

“Let me tell you, my apartment has smelled like a hospital wing for quite some time now! So you have to walk around and get your legs flowing, but he also told me I needed to milk my leg.’

She added: ‘The last thing you want to do is look at your leg, let alone touch and milk it! No foot should ever be milked!’

She said she looked like she had been ‘run over’ and that her legs were swollen for about nine months after the operation.

'No leg should be milked!': The Love Island star, 28, said her doctor advised her to 'milk' the fluid out of her legs as she recovered from liposuction.

‘No leg should be milked!’: The Love Island star, 28, said her doctor advised her to ‘milk’ the fluid out of her legs as she recovered from liposuction.

Shaughna, who is an advocate of cosmetic surgery, said liposuction on her calves was the most painful operation she has ever had and said the prospect of possibly having to undergo it again fills her with “dread”.

Shaughna touched on how she felt “self-conscious” about her legs for years and talked about how an ex-boyfriend influenced her body image.

The TV personality said she was in a “very unhealthy relationship” and her ex-boyfriend told her she needed to “sort out her legs” while she was nine stone underweight.

She explained: “I remember it very, very vividly, I still remember it to this day, I was in a very, very unhealthy relationship. I just thought that the better I looked, the better he would treat me. It did not happen.

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“I remember weighing nine stone, which was underweight for my body shape, and I took a picture of it and sent it to my ex.

Body image: Shaughna touched on how she felt confident about her legs for years, talking about how an ex-boyfriend told her to 'sort out her legs' when she was underweight.

Body image: Shaughna touched on how she felt confident about her legs for years, talking about how an ex-boyfriend told her to ‘sort out her legs’ when she was underweight.

‘I was like, “Oh my God, look,” and he said, “Oh, that’s amazing. Now you just need to get your legs right.” And I was like, how on earth? I can’t get any thinner. I couldn’t, I physically couldn’t.’

Shaughna went on to criticize people who comment on others’ looks, adding: “I understand that we have freedom of speech. But you have no right to comment on how I look, let’s get this straight.’

Elsewhere on the podcast, Shaughna admitted it felt like a weight had been lifted off her shoulders when she found out she had lipoedema.

“When I found out I had the disease, I felt an immediate weight lift off my shoulders because it almost takes — not the guilt, but the guilt — because I thought, well, this is just what I have,” she said .

“And, but not really, I actually have a condition that caused it. But then again I knew I had it and I needed surgery to help it, I felt like I was on some kind of timer.

“And that the longer I wait the worse it will get and every minute counts and that’s not necessarily true.”

She said she doesn’t know if she would have felt more or less confident about her legs had she known about her condition before entering the Love Island villa in December 2020.

Shaughna also revealed that people messaged her Instagram account while she was on the ITV2 dating show thinking she had lipoedema.

But she explained that her mother Tracey thought they were trying to troll her, so she never told her about the comments.

She said: “You know what’s funny is when I said when I was on Love Island my Instagram was flooded with women saying we think Shaughna has lipoedema.

“And my poor mom thought I was being trolled. So she didn’t tell me.

“And then when I went out I came across this message, I think you have lipoedema, and I Googled it and I was like, ‘Oh my God’. Now I know we shouldn’t diagnose ourselves on the internet, trust me.

“But when I mean, I ticked off every single symptom, every single, every single thing that was like a characteristic of the lipoedema that I had, yeah, and it was just crazy.

“Looking back at the pictures, I honestly don’t understand how no one thought that, no, there was something up here.

“I was a size six because I punished myself with food and exercise. I was a size six on top and a size 12 to 14 on the bottom. It’s just not normal to have such a difference. So I don’t know how the alarm bells didn’t go off for anyone.’

'Vile': Her latest comments come after Shaughna hit out at the popular heart rate challenge on Love Island, calling it the 'ugliest thing' and declaring it has been fixed.

‘Vile’: Her latest comments come after Shaughna hit out at the popular heart rate challenge on Love Island, calling it the ‘ugliest thing’ and declaring it has been fixed.

Her latest comments come after Shaughna hit out at the popular Heartbeat challenge on Love Island, calling it “the most disgusting thing” and saying it was fixed.

She took part in the winter series of the show in 2020 and was open about her experience on the show, likening it to going “to war”.

She took on one of the challenges where the Islanders have to dance for each other and wear heart monitors to see who raises whose heart rate the most.

Shaughna revealed that the sexy outfits the contestants have to wear are chosen by the producers and the Islanders have no say.

She blasted the challenge as “the most disgusting thing ever” and said she cried all day before it when she learned about the skimpy outfit she had to wear.

In the spotlight: She focused on one of the challenges where the Islanders have to dance for each other while wearing heart monitors to see who gets whose heart rate up the most.

In the spotlight: She focused on one of the challenges where the Islanders have to dance for each other while wearing heart monitors to see who gets whose heart rate up the most.

Shaughna in an interview on the podcast I should delete it: “I cried from lunch until the minute I left [to dance].

“I told them. [show producers]“I’ll go out naked in nipple tassels if you give me pants, stockings or thigh high boots. I will do whatever you want’.

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“And I was the only girl who didn’t have any of that. I told them, ‘Maybe I could take a walk. I can’t do it.’

The reality star described the process as “so mean” and detailed how she begged bosses to let her change clothes.

She said, ‘I was crying, I was going, ‘Please, you don’t understand. Please.’

Reality TV: She took part in the show's winter 2020 series and opened up about her experience on the show, likening it to going

Reality TV: She took part in the show’s winter 2020 series and opened up about her experience on the show, likening it to going “to war”

“I was really struggling with the swollen legs because [of] there is a different altitude [South Africa]. I cried because I felt like trash, I cried because I was ashamed.’

Shaughna added that she believes the results of the challenge are “set up” anyway to suit what’s going on in the villa.

She found out her partner Callum Jones had left her for model Molly Smith in Casa Amour.

She explained: “I think it was set up. It was said in the competition that mine went to Callum and obviously it would be a bigger story that mine went to Callum and Callum’s didn’t. [up] for me, but I don’t think mine followed him. I’m sure mine went to someone else.

“Even though I know or think it wasn’t true, the nation then watched me look miserable. I felt like a doughnut.’

Shaughna also opened up about her “almost passed out” before entering the villa due to the extreme gym routine combined with so little food.

Describing the preparation for entering the villa as “preparation for war”, she said: “I would literally go to the gym and almost pass out, so I had to start eating more to get through it, so I was in a healthier state when Love Island came out , but apparently when it happened it was like all systems.

“I went to the gym maybe five or six times a week. But now I’m in a position where when I go to the gym I try to look at it as a treat for myself, this is your time, just go and enjoy it, whereas back then it was like do or die. ‘

Struggles: Shaughna also opened up about her

Struggles: Shaughna also opened up about her “almost passed out” before entering the villa due to the extreme gym routine combined with so little food.

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