She recently underwent full body liposuction in Turkey after gaining two stone in lockdown after injuring her feet in a freak incident.
And Katie Price showed off her post-surgery compression stockings on her Instagram stories on Monday as she recovered from her procedure.
The mum-of-five, 43, called herself a ‘trooper’ after going under the knife, with the star having to previously defend her travel to Turkey calling it a ‘work trip’.
What a trooper: Katie Price showed off her post-surgery compression stockings on her Instagram stories on Monday as she recovered from her liposuction procedure
Katie always looks stunning but said she hadn’t been feeling like herself after gaining weight.
And following the procedure, she appeared ken to show off her legs after getting fat sucked .
She sported colourful socks and black shorts as she snapped herself amid her recovery.
Katie has also been making the most of her time in the middle eastern country as she took in the stunning scenery.
While she also shared an image of her legs as she relaxed by the pool before undergoing her liposuction.
Travels: The mum-of-five, 43, recently underwent full body liposuction in Turkey after gaining two stone in lockdown, calling her travels a ‘work trip’
The former Loose Women star went under the knife last Tuesday after gaining two stone in the past year, and is having the procedure filmed for her reality show.
Turkey is on the red list of countries, which the UK government says are at the highest risk from Covid, and should not be visited ‘except in the most extreme of circumstances’.
Foreign nationals are prohibited entry to the UK if they have been in any of the red list over the previous 10 days, and British residents must complete 10 days of hotel quarantine. There are limited exemptions for essential workers.
Pre-surgery: While she also shared an image of her legs as she relaxed by the pool before undergoing her liposuction
Now Katie – who flew to Turkey with beau Carl Woods last Monday – has stated that filming the procedure for Katie Price: My Crazy Life, constitutes as an extreme circumstance, due to the fact it is a work trip, and her current weight has left her in physical pain.
A representative for the star told MailOnline: ‘Katie has travelled with her fiancé to undergo a surgical procedure.
‘The purpose of this travel is essential in that it is for her work, she is being filmed undergoing the operation.’
Katie broke both feet last summer after jumping off a 25ft wall while on holiday with her family, which has left her unable to do much cardio.
Touching on the incident, Katie’s rep continued: ‘Since her horrific accident in Turkey last year that left Katie with life changing injuries, Katie has not been able to exercise or lose weight gained post op in the way she has successfully done so in the past.
Hard at work: Katie recently defended travelling to Turkey for liposuction, calling it a ‘work trip’ (pictured with Carl at the airport last Monday)
‘Despite her efforts to lose weight she has gained over two stone – this in turn has put immense pressure and further strain on her feet and is directly affecting her walking and management of day to day as a mother of five without being in constant pain.
‘Katie accepts she is in a fortunate position to be able to undergo this procedure and would like to reassure in doing so is part of her “work”, in sharing her journey as she endures further emotional, mental struggles and challenges.’
Katie’s representative stressed that both the star, Carl and camera crew will stay in a mandatory quarantine hotel when they get back, costing £1,750 per person.
Katie has booked in for full body liposuction with Mono Cosmetic Surgery – the same clinic where a mother-of-three died in August after undergoing the same treatment.
Now and then: Katie has been unable to do much cardio after breaking both her feet over the summer and as a result has put on two stone (pictured right in January 2020)
Tragic: Katie has booked in for full body liposuction with Mono Cosmetic Surgery – the same clinic where mother-of-three Abimbola Ajoke Bamgbose (pictured) died in August after undergoing the same treatment
Abimbola Ajoke Bamgbose, a 38-year-old social worker from Dartford, Kent, passed away after buying a £5000 overseas package deal including liposuction and a Brazilian Butt Lift.
The inquest heard that a post-mortem examination found that Abimbola suffered perforations to the bowel and a cause of death was given as peritonitis with multiple organ failure as a complication of liposuction surgery.
The hearing was told that such perforations were a rare complication in the UK, with about three to five cases in the past decade, but that it might be more common abroad.
Katie previously jetted to Turkey in April 2019 where as a Brazilian bumlift, she also had liposuction and a facelift.
WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION AND WHAT ARE THE DANGERS?
Liposuction removes fat from areas such as the abdomen, arms, buttocks, calves, chest, back, hips, thighs, neck, and very occasionally breasts.
The procedure reduces the number of fat cells in a specific area. The amount of fat removed depends on the appearance of the area and the volume of fat.
HOW IT’S DONE:
There are a few ways of doing it.
The most common is ‘tumescent liposuction’:
- Surgeon injects a sterile solution (salt water to help fat removal, anesthetic to relieve pain, and epinephrine to constrict blood vessels) into the area that’s being treated. The fluid causes the affected area to swell and stiffen.
- The surgeon then makes small cuts into the skin, inserting a thin tube called a cannula. The cannula is connected to a vacuum sucking fat and fluids out of the body.
- Patients can later be given an IV drip to replenish their body fluids.
If done in the wrong hands, liposuction can carry a number of risks, many life-threatening.
Patients can suffer heart problems due to a shift in fluid levels as fluids are being injected in and suctioned out.
Depending on the location of the operation, there could be a risk of puncturing an internal organ with the cannula.
Some botched operations have led to fat embolisms – when pieces of loosened fat might break away and become trapped in a blood vessel and gather in the lungs or travel to the brain.
Skin infections are also possible, though rare.
Aesthetically, surgeons with little or poor experience could leave patients with bumpy, wavy or withered skin due to uneven fat removal, poor skin elasticity and unusual healing.
They could tamper with nerves, causing permanent numbness in the affected area.