Lisa Riley has revealed the intimate benefit she’s experienced after having a stone of saggy skin surgically removed.
The actor, who’s lost an incredible 12 stone, opened up about how she feels about her body after having excess skin removal surgery on her documentary, Lisa Riley’s Baggy Body Club.
Speaking on the show, the former Emmerdale star said: ‘Everything’s closer. Just been able to go to the toilet, to wipe my nunny. I had to really reach round all the fat and reach down under, but it’s there. Well my nunny is here now.’
The documentary shows Lisa’s journey through excess skin removal surgery
In the documentary, Lisa confessed that even though she was pleased with her weight loss results, the fact that she was left with a lot of excess skin still made her unhappy with her body.
‘I feel like a balloon that’s had all its helium taken out. How on earth am I supposed to be happy about being left with this? It’s visually disgusting and I don’t want it any more,’ she said ahead of having the surgery.
‘When I made the decision to lose weight, I never for one second imagined that I would end up looking like that. It never occurred to me that the loose skin would be so bad.’
The Loose Women panelist added that she felt ‘revolted’ by her own image, and called it ‘rancid’.
‘I thought why on earth have I lost all this weight? I looked worse than I did when I was obese. And it was the pain as well. The skin was flapping about and dragging.’
‘I felt like I had done so well losing the weight but I had ended up with the booby prize. I was revolted by my own image, it was rancid,’ she said.
Viewers of the documentary took to social media to praise Lisa for her honesty, calling her an ‘inspiration’.
One said: ‘A true inspiration to weight loss is Lisa Riley. Congratulations Lisa you are an inspiration and role model @Reallisariley loving your show😊.’
A second wrote: ‘I think Lisa Riley is a true inspiration to woman and she looks absolutely fabulous @loosewomen keep up the good work your amazing 😚’.
Another fan tweeted: ‘What a very brave thing to do #LisaRiley & publicise. Dramatic weight loss is never easy & especially hard to maintain.’