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Love Island star Shaughna Phillips has taken to Instagram to show off the results of her recent liposuction on her legs.
The 26 year old elected to have the surgery after being diagnosed with lipoedema – an abnormal accumulation of fat in the legs.
She had the operation last September, but has now shared before and after shots with her 1.5 million followers.
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In the caption she explained that: “Before being on the show my BIGGEST insecurity was my abnormally large legs that were out of proportion to the rest of my bod.
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“I didn’t know it was a condition I just thought I had horrible legs and had to get over myself lol.”
She then went on to explain that while filming the show last year in South Africa, she received hundreds of messages “asking if I had been diagnosed with Lipoedema, once I saw them and Googled the condition, I could have cried with the relief of knowing the reason for why my legs looked the way they did.”
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The stunning star then highlighted the fact she had received a lot of online abuse in regards to her insecurity.
She wrote: "There were so many nasty comments made about my legs while I was in the villa, and to be completely honest I agreed with most of them..
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"But it only heightened my insecurity even more, and made me feel like it wasn’t my little secret anymore, and I felt like wherever I would go that would be the first thing people would notice about me."
However, the media personality, who appeared on Celebs Go Dating last year, added: "Since having my surgery in September to treat the condition, it has been a long and painful recovery, and to be completely honest, I don’t think I quite saw a difference until I saw the picture on the left the other day.
"I can’t believe how different my legs look today, I can’t even believe they are my legs (I have an actual visible calf muscle)".
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