'Can't bear the thought of having them': Shaughna Phillips films herself having lip filler dissolved

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Shaughna Phillips has documented having her lip filler dissolved, claiming she wants to ‘practice what she preaches’ after encouraging her fans to ‘separate their happiness from their body image’.

The former Love Island contestant, 27, admitted she was ‘nervous’ for the procedure as she took to Instagram on Monday to address her followers while walking through London’s Marylebone in the video.

She began: ‘The real reason I’m sharing my lips dissolving journey is because I have been preaching about separating your happiness from your body image.

Congrats: Shaughna Phillips has had her lip filler dissolved, claiming she wants to'practice what she preaches' after encouraging fans to'separate their happiness from their body image'

Congrats: Shaughna Phillips has had her lip filler dissolved, claiming she wants to ‘practice what she preaches’ after encouraging fans to ‘separate their happiness from their body image’

‘I’ve been putting this off for so long because I just can’t bear the thought of having lips anymore. It will be all done in two weeks, all fresh and new so I’m trying to practice what I preach.’

Within her montage, she took her oversized sunglasses off in order to record herself inside the facility having a patch test before her pout was injected as she squinted.

Following the appointment, she announced: ‘I am done. My lips are a little bit swollen because of the treatment, they’ll be gone in about six hours and then I’ll have no lips so I’m gonna enjoy this six hours.

‘You know, what you build it all up in your head but it really ain’t nothing is it? It’s bloody lips, life goes on. It really weren’t that bad.’ 

After: Following the appointment, she announced:'I am done. My lips are a little bit swollen because of the treatment, they'll be gone in about six hours and then ill have no lips so I'm gonna enjoy this six hours'

After: Following the appointment, she announced: ‘I am done. My lips are a little bit swollen because of the treatment, they’ll be gone in about six hours and then ill have no lips so I’m gonna enjoy this six hours’

In her caption, she gushed: ‘I GOT MY LIPS DISSOLVED

‘My amazing @dermaplusaesthetics has been doing my lips 8 years now but it was time for a fresh start.

‘I had some lumps in my bottom lip and migration in my top lip, mainly from me still having lip filler while I had invisalign. Yes my dentist told me not to, no I didn’t listen, yes I am a t**t.’ 

‘I was SO hesitant about having my lips dissolved because I honestly don’t remember what I even look like without them! But there’s more to life than what size your bloody lips are,’ she went on.

Opening up: The former Love Island contestant, 27, admitted she was'nervous' for the procedure

Chatting: She took to Instagram on Monday to address her followers while walking through London's Marylebone in the video

Opening up: The former Love Island contestant, 27, admitted she was ‘nervous’ for the procedure as she took to Instagram on Monday to address her followers while walking through London’s Marylebone in the video

Candid: She began:'The real reason I'm sharing my lips dissolving journey is because I have been preaching about separating your happiness from your body image'

Candid: She began: ‘The real reason I’m sharing my lips dissolving journey is because I have been preaching about separating your happiness from your body image’

Eek! Within her montage, she took her oversized sunglasses off in order to record herself inside the facility

Professional: She had a patch test before her pout was injected as she squinted

Eek! Within her montage, she took her oversized sunglasses off in order to record herself inside the facility having a patch test before her pout was injected as she squinted

However, although the star has got her current lip filler dissolved, she revealed she’ll be back shortly to get a little bit added back in.

Shaughna added: ‘I’ll be back in 2 weeks time and will start from scratch, this time I’ll be doing a little here and there so I can really get the shape, I cannot wait.’ 

It comes after Shaughna took to Twitter on Monday to share a photo of herself taken in 2017 when she was ‘struggling with an eating disorder’.

Hooray: In her caption, she gushed:'I GOT MY LIPS DISSOLVED'

Hooray: In her caption, she gushed: ‘I GOT MY LIPS DISSOLVED’

In a bid to raise awareness of lipoedema – a condition Shaughna suffers with – the reality star posted a photo of herself wearing a bikini while in Dubai.

Alongside, she wrote: ‘I was underweight. I was torturing myself in the gym. Yet my legs were getting bigger and bigger.’

Shaughna underwent liposuction on her legs in September 2020 after discovering that she suffered with lipoedema.

Important message: Shaughna took to Twitter on Monday to share a photo of herself taken in 2017 when she was'struggling with an eating disorder'

Important message: Shaughna took to Twitter on Monday to share a photo of herself taken in 2017 when she was ‘struggling with an eating disorder’

She wrote in full: ‘Just found a picture of me from Dubai 2017 and it is such a clear example of what #Lipoedema looks like.

‘How anyone can accuse sufferers of being lazy/fat is beyond me. It is a medical condition that 1/11 women suffer with, often in silence, often misdiagnosed.’

Shaughna went on: ‘In this picture I was struggling with an eating disorder. I was underweight. I was torturing myself in the gym.

Surgery: Shaughna underwent liposuction on her legs in September 2020 after discovering that she suffered with lipoedema (pictured in December 2021)

Surgery: Shaughna underwent liposuction on her legs in September 2020 after discovering that she suffered with lipoedema (pictured in December 2021)

‘Yet my legs were getting bigger and bigger. Lipoedema has nothing to do with being overweight.’

She concluded: ‘So damaging to continue treating women as if it’s their fault.’

In August, the media personality spoke exclusively to MailOnline about undergoing surgery after being diagnosed with lipoedema.

She revealed that her mum, Tracy, followed her around with a mop during her ‘messy and long’ recovery from surgery on her legs.

Oh my! 'It's messy and it's long. Your wounds are left open to leak. My mum was following me around with a mop. She was changing my dressing' explained Shaughna

Oh my! ‘It’s messy and it’s long. Your wounds are left open to leak. My mum was following me around with a mop. She was changing my dressing’ explained Shaughna 

Shaughna admitted that her confidence has skyrocketed since the surgery but she does worry that other people don’t think there’s any significant difference.

She said: ‘I had nothing to hide about the surgery. I would have felt like a fraud if I’d have turned up four, five months later with slimmer legs, and girls with lipoedema be like: ”oh she doesn’t look like me anymore.”

‘I do feel more confident now, but when I go out I do worry that people are thinking ”ohh her legs don’t look that different”. To me, they look completely different.

‘When I look at old clips, the difference is amazing.

‘If I’d had the money before Love Island I’d have had it done.’

Lipoedema, the condition causing thick, long and painful thighs

Lipoedema is a chronic condition typically affecting the legs and thighs.

The build up of fat is not caused through obesity, and diet and exercise have little impact on the condition.

Research suggests it is caused by hormonal changes such as those coming at pregnancy or puberty. 

It is typically treated through liposuction. 

Source: NHS lipoedema fact file 

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