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Katie Piper EXCLUSIVE: Presenter feeling ‘much better’ after painful surgery in Pakistan

Katie Piper looked happy and healthy as she attended her first event since undergoing painful facial surgery in Pakistan last month.

The presenter, 35, cut a chic figure as she attended the launch of Juvederm Beauty Decoded Live, at One Marylebone, London on Thursday.   

The star, has undergone almost 300 operations, looked chic in a white t-shirt paired with a dove grey trousersuit, adorned with floral motif.

Recovery: Katie Piper looked happy and healthy as she attended her first event since undergoing painful facial surgery in Pakistan last month

She added an extra splash of colour with lavender stilettos.

Charity campaigner Katie is recovering after the surgery, which left her covered in bruises. with a spokesman for the star exclusively telling MailOnline: ‘ Katie is feeling much better after travelling home from Pakistan last week. 

‘The operation went really well but she has been in a lot of pain. 

‘Katie is very much still in recovery mode and taking it easy. She is bandaged on one side of her neck and has bad bruising but after nearly 300 operations is keeping her spirits up. 

Post-op: The presenter, 35, cut a chic figure as she attended the launch of Juvederm Beauty Decoded Live, at One Marylebone, London on Thursday

Post-op: The presenter, 35, cut a chic figure as she attended the launch of Juvederm Beauty Decoded Live, at One Marylebone, London on Thursday

Floral finesse: The star, has undergone almost 300 operations, looked chic in a white t-shirt paired with a dove grey trousersuit, adorned with floral motif

Floral finesse: The star, has undergone almost 300 operations, looked chic in a white t-shirt paired with a dove grey trousersuit, adorned with floral motif

Pals: Katie posed up with presenter pal Rylan Clark-Neal

Pals: Katie posed up with presenter pal Rylan Clark-Neal 

Trio: The star joined forces with a couple of stylish pals for the evening

Trio: The star joined forces with a couple of stylish pals for the evening 

‘She is so excited to have her new book out for Mother’s Day in a few weeks time.’ 

The star joined a host of celebrities at the event including Rylan Clark-Neal, Jodie Kidd and Donna Air.        

Last month Katie has revealed she was recovering well after undergoing treatment in a hospital in Pakistan.  

Brave: Charity campaigner Katie is recovering after the surgery, which left her covered in bruises. with a spokesman for the star exclusively telling MailOnline: ' Katie is feeling much better after travelling home from Pakistan last week

Brave: Charity campaigner Katie is recovering after the surgery, which left her covered in bruises. with a spokesman for the star exclusively telling MailOnline: ‘ Katie is feeling much better after travelling home from Pakistan last week

Stylish: Donna Air oozed elegance at the event

Chic: Jodie Kidd wowed as she arrived at the bash

Chic: Jodie Kidd wowed as she arrived at the bash

Dynamic duo: Jodie and Rylan posed up for a stylish snap

Dynamic duo: Jodie and Rylan posed up for a stylish snap 

The star flew out to the country to have an operation with her surgeon, Dr Muhammad Ali Jawad.

Katie’s devoted husband Richard Sutton is staying at her hospital bedside while she recovers from her facial surgery. 

A spokesperson for Katie told MailOnline: ‘Katie has travelled to Pakistan to have an operation by her long-standing surgeon who is now based there. 

Brave: Last month Katie has revealed she was recovering well after undergoing treatment in a hospital in Pakistan

Brave: Last month Katie has revealed she was recovering well after undergoing treatment in a hospital in Pakistan

‘Katie is currently recovering in hospital and Richie her husband is by her side. 

‘She sends her love and thanks to everyone who has sent well wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery.’ 

On Tuesday, the mother-of-two posted a video to her followers explaining she was receiving treatment abroad which was why she had been absent from social media. 

Candid: The star also shared a photo from her hospital room, showing her wearing surgical stockings and a tracksuit while her husband Richard Sutton posed in the background

Candid: The star also shared a photo from her hospital room, showing her wearing surgical stockings and a tracksuit while her husband Richard Sutton posed in the background

Friend: Katie's doctor, Mohammed Jawad, was in charge of the star's reconstruction surgery after she was attacked with sulphuric acid in 2008

Friend: Katie’s doctor, Mohammed Jawad, was in charge of the star’s reconstruction surgery after she was attacked with sulphuric acid in 2008

She said: ‘Hi guys, I’m currently in hospital in Pakistan in Mr Jawad’s clinic hence why I’ve been quiet on the story but I’m recovering now.’

Referring to her recent television appearance on Famous and Fighting Crime, she said: ‘Thanks for all your messages that you’ve sent me about famous and fighting crime obviously haven’t been on her a lot.’

‘It’s great to read your feedback and response. Sorry I can’t reply to everybody individually but it’s really good to hear your feedback.’

The star also shared a photo from her hospital room, showing her wearing surgical stockings and a tracksuit while Richard posed in the background.

Treatment: The charity campaigner and presenter, 35, posted a video to her followers explaining she was receiving treatment abroad

Treatment: The charity campaigner and presenter, 35, posted a video to her followers explaining she was receiving treatment abroad

Latest surgery: The charity campaigner and presenter, 35, flew out to the country to have an operation with her surgeon, Dr Muhammad Ali Jawad

Latest surgery: The charity campaigner and presenter, 35, flew out to the country to have an operation with her surgeon, Dr Muhammad Ali Jawad

Fighting crime: Katie explained why she was absent from social media as she returned to promote to her show; Famous and Fighting Crime (pictured L-R with Marcus Brigstocke, Sandi Bogle, Jamie Laing and Penny Lancaster)

Fighting crime: Katie explained why she was absent from social media as she returned to promote to her show; Famous and Fighting Crime (pictured L-R with Marcus Brigstocke, Sandi Bogle, Jamie Laing and Penny Lancaster)

She wrote: ‘First day in my clothes. Gotta keep these stockings on!’

The pair share two children, Belle, four, and Penelope, one. 

Katie’s doctor, Mohammad Jawad, was in charge of the star’s reconstruction surgery after she was attacked with sulphuric acid in 2008.  

The acid, some of which Piper had swallowed, blinded her in her left eye, and caused partial thickness and full thickness burns.

Dr Jawad and his team of surgeons completely removed the skin of Katie’s face, and replaced it with a skin substitute, Matriderm, to build the foundations for a skin graft.

This pioneering procedure was the first of its kind to be done in a single operation.

Dr Jawad previously told The Guardian: ‘When I first saw Katie, I was deeply concerned, her face was swollen and an orange-brown colour from the acid. 

‘Her eyes were welded shut, at first we didn’t know whether she had been hit with an acid or an alkali substance – the latter can actually have more devastating results – so we used litmus paper to determine which it was. 

‘Then we put her through an eight-hour extensive washing programme, with her eyes being particularly irrigated.’

Sylvester (pictured) was given a minimum six-year life term in 2009 after attacking Katie in Golders Green, North London

Sylvester carried out the attack on the orders of Katie Piper's obsessive ex-boyfriend Daniel Lynch (pictured)

Sylvester (left) was given a minimum six-year life term in 2009 after attacking Katie in Golders Green, North London, on the orders of her obsessive ex-boyfriend Daniel Lynch (right) 

After the operation, Katie was put into an induced coma for 12 days. She has since been through more than 200 surgical operations to treat her injuries.    

Writing in the National Geographic last year, she said: ‘It’s been a decade since I survived a sulfuric acid attack that left me with severe burns across my face, in the following years, I’ve worked to redefine my sense of identity.

‘With injuries such as mine, your face can be so damaged that your expressions may not convey how you feel, and you may even lose your ability to smile.

‘It can be an isolating experience, you feel one way on the inside but look completely different on the outside, after more than 200 surgeries since my attack, I’ve accepted that my old face is gone.’

Katie’s ex-boyfriend Daniel Lynch organised Stefan Sylvestre to carry out the acid attack in London in March 2008.   

Daniel, an obsessed fan who had a brief relationship with Piper, raped the aspiring model and presenter and ordered Sylvestre to attack her with acid.

After a trial the following year, Lynch was jailed for life with a minimum of 16 years at the age of 33. Sylvestre, then 20, received life with a minimum of six years.  

Sylvestre has been walking free since he was released from behind bars last year in October when Katie was competing on Strictly Come Dancing. 

Recovery: Piper (pictured in 2009) had to endure 200 operations to treat her burns, which have left her with permanent scars

Recovery: Piper (pictured in 2009) had to endure 200 operations to treat her burns, which have left her with permanent scars

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