It’s no secret that it often takes a village to make the rich and famous look as good as they do. In fact, some of them have an entire squad working overtime to keep them looking flawless, from a hair and makeup team, to professional stylists, to their very own personal trainers and nutritionists.
It’s also no secret that many of these celebrities turn to plastic surgery to give their appearance the extra oomph they can’t get from cosmetics and exercise alone. Many of them aren’t very forthcoming about the work they’ve had done, which is why it’s always a breath of fresh air when a celebrity does come forth and speak candidly about their cosmetic surgery. It lets the rest of us off the hook, and gives us a glimpse behind the curtain about what it actually takes to help them look the way they do.
One celebrity who does just this is Cardi B, who has spoken many times in interviews about the various cosmetic procedures she’s had done. Notorious for speaking bluntly and calling it like it is, it’s no surprise that Cardi B would be one of the celebrities who would have no issues opening up about the role plastic surgery has played in shaping her appearance.
Then in 2019, Cardi B opened up about a liposuction procedure she had to help her get rid of some unwanted body fat that she had gained from pregnancy. While performing on stage in Memphis, Tennessee, she announced to the audience that she recently had liposuction and technically wasn’t supposed to be performing.
In the days that followed this impromptu announcement, Cardi B continued to elaborate on her liposuction procedure, and in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, she explained why she felt it was an important topic to discuss.
“I want to explain to people how hard it is to process. I feel like people look at girls on Instagram and go, 'Oh, they got their lipo done and it was so easy,’" she said.
She also took to her social media to show her fans how swollen her feet would get every time she flew on a plane for the weeks following the procedure, highlighting how it’s not all glitz and glamour on the other side of the celebrity curtain. Ultimately, Cardi had to cancel several shows so that her body could properly recover from the surgery.
However, even with Cardi B's less-than-ideal recovery experience, she’s still a firm believer in plastic surgery and in doing whatever you need to do to make yourself feel better. It’s also important to note that part of the reason for Cardi’s negative side effects was due to her not taking enough time to fully recover from the liposuction procedure before getting back to work.
Choosing to get any cosmetic surgery requires careful consideration, and it’s imperative that you speak with your doctor about all the risks involved so that you know what you’re signing up for. Your surgeon will give you a comprehensive list of do’s and don’ts following the procedure so that you can minimize the risks of any complications.
If you’re interested in a liposuction procedure to help you address any excess or unwanted body fat you’re carrying, watch the following video below to learn more about what the surgery entails.