Lisa Riley vows not to become addicted to surgery

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    She has shed an incredible 11 stone over the course of her mission to be fit and healthy.

    And Lisa Riley, who lost the weight through diet, exercise and sheer determination, has vowed to not get addicted to cosmetic surgery, warning that once you start it’s hard to stop.

    The Loose Women star’s comments came as she prepared to go under the knife for the second time in just three months, in order to remove the excess skin on her body.

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    Slimming down: Lisa Riley, who has shed an impressive 11 stone, has vowed to not get addicted to cosmetic surgery, warning that once you start it's hard to stop

    Slimming down: Lisa Riley, who has shed an impressive 11 stone, has vowed to not get addicted to cosmetic surgery, warning that once you start it’s hard to stop

    Lisa, 40, told Best magazine: ‘You have to be careful, because it’s a bit like Pringles – once you pop, you can’t stop!

    ‘No, for me, the lid is firmly closed. No Kardashian lips for me – I love my natural pout, thank you!’

    Lisa explained that her first excess skin removal surgery resulted in her getting an infection, but she’s feeling fighting fit now.

    She said: ‘I got two seromas [a build of fluid where tissue has been removed] in my legs because I was meant to rest and I didn’t. I’m lucky my surgeon’s so incredible.’

    Under the knife: The Loose Women star's comments came as she prepared to go under the knife for the second time in just three months, in order to remove the excess skin on her body

    Under the knife: The Loose Women star's comments came as she prepared to go under the knife for the second time in just three months, in order to remove the excess skin on her body

    Under the knife: The Loose Women star’s comments came as she prepared to go under the knife for the second time in just three months, in order to remove the excess skin on her body

    The TV personality – who has dropped down to a size 12 from a size 30 – is now preparing to have a second operation to tighten up the skin on her breasts and arms.

    The former Emmerdale star, who had a stone of loose skin surgically removed from her reduced frame, revealed she couldn’t stop ‘stroking herself’ after seeing her new body for the first time.

    Speaking to the Daily Mirror, she exclaims that the person she used to be ‘is dead and buried’.  

    ‘I can’t even begin to tell you how I felt the first time I looked in the mirror naked post-surgery. It was three weeks after the operation and I just couldn’t believe it was me. It was complete disbelief. I had a flat stomach for the first time ever.’

    'That girl is dead and gone': Lisa , 40, who had a stone of loose skin surgically removed from her reduced frame, recently revealed she couldn't stop 'stroking herself' after seeing her new body for the first time

    'That girl is dead and gone': Lisa , 40, who had a stone of loose skin surgically removed from her reduced frame, recently revealed she couldn't stop 'stroking herself' after seeing her new body for the first time

    ‘That girl is dead and gone’: Lisa , 40, who had a stone of loose skin surgically removed from her reduced frame, recently revealed she couldn’t stop ‘stroking herself’ after seeing her new body for the first time

    The brunette, who rose to fame as Mandy Dingle on the northern soap, credits a strict 400 calorie a day diet with helping her to lose the massive amount of weight.

    But unable to enjoy her weight loss because she was carrying around more than a stone of excess skin, Lisa underwent a four-hour operation to remove it from major regions of her body, including her stomach, hips, legs and groin.

    The singer, who told the paper she is now preparing for a second surgery next month to tighten skin on her breasts and arms, is now determined to live a health-focused lifestyle.

    She said: ‘I don’t drink alcohol any more – the girl who could down a few bottles of wine is dead and buried to me now.’

    Surgery: But unable to enjoy her weight loss because she was carrying around more than a stone of excess skin, Lisa underwent a four-hour operation to remove it from major regions of her body, including her stomach, hips, legs and groin

    Surgery: But unable to enjoy her weight loss because she was carrying around more than a stone of excess skin, Lisa underwent a four-hour operation to remove it from major regions of her body, including her stomach, hips, legs and groin

    Surgery: But unable to enjoy her weight loss because she was carrying around more than a stone of excess skin, Lisa underwent a four-hour operation to remove it from major regions of her body, including her stomach, hips, legs and groin

    The You’ve Been Framed! presenter has talked openly over the past months about how much better she feels about herself – and even a slight ‘disbelief’ when she catches sight of herself in the mirror. 

    Having the skin removed was the final step in allowing herself to feel like a new version of herself, the star has explained.

    Speaking on Loose Women last month, she said: ‘One stone, one pound in loose skin removed. I just keep stroking myself. I’m as firm as anything. I’m 12 and a bit stone now. I’m still getting used to it myself.

    ‘I feel incredible and I woke up thank God. I’ve gone on this journey and every day there’s something new.’

    But it has not all been plain sailing. Lisa, who now lives in London, contracted infections in her legs after the extensive procedure.

    The television star puts this down to a strenuous move from her hometown of Bury, near Manchester, to London, just a few weeks after having the surgery. 

    Impressive: Lisa has said 'I feel incredible and I woke up thank God. I've gone on this journey and every day there's something new'

    Impressive: Lisa has said 'I feel incredible and I woke up thank God. I've gone on this journey and every day there's something new'

    Drastic weight loss: She was once a size 30, but now boasts a newly-svelte size 12 frame, after shedding a whopping 11st in weight over two years

    Changes: The You've Been Framed! presenter has talked openly over the past months about how much better she feels about herself - and even a slight 'disbelief' when she catches sight of herself in the mirror

    Changes: The You've Been Framed! presenter has talked openly over the past months about how much better she feels about herself - and even a slight 'disbelief' when she catches sight of herself in the mirror

    Changes: The You’ve Been Framed! presenter has talked openly over the past months about how much better she feels about herself – and even a slight ‘disbelief’ when she catches sight of herself in the mirror

    Although she was receiving daily visits from a nurse to help her deal with open wounds – and had been wearing a compression corset – Lisa attempted the move.  

    The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant admitted to the paper: ‘I did too much. I ended up with infections in my leg wounds and am now on my fifth week of antibiotics.’

    And despite the huge impact the skin removal has had on her life and self image, Lisa said she has had to battle negative views of elective surgery. 

    She said: ‘I had to deal with because there is a sense of vanity its elective surgery but in my head I did not have cosmetic surgery, I had corrective surgery… Everything was moving and jigging around. I would go to my Zumba class and it was painful’.

    Though the weight loss miracle added that she cannot get enough of staring at her new physique in the mirror.

    She said: ‘I have to remember to close the curtains I’m constantly walking around naked and looking in the mirror. I can’t believe it’s me.’

    Not all easy: The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant admitted to the paper: 'I did too much. I ended up with infections in my leg wounds and am now on my fifth week of antibiotics'

    Not all easy: The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant admitted to the paper: 'I did too much. I ended up with infections in my leg wounds and am now on my fifth week of antibiotics'

    Not all easy: The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant admitted to the paper: ‘I did too much. I ended up with infections in my leg wounds and am now on my fifth week of antibiotics’

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