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Cardi B Shared A Photo Of Her Swollen Feet On Instagram Thanks To Her Liposuction

brittany.rae 12 Jun 2019

Cardi B has not has an easy go of it lately.

After getting liposuction, she's had health complication after health complication, leading to her having to cancel a few of her shows.

She's also been super open about the entire process on social media. And recently, she shared a picture of her feet that I'm not 100% sure I ever wanted to see.

We all know Cardi is not shy.

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Especially not about her history with plastic surgery. Cardi's been very open about the fact that she first got a breast augmentation when she was just 19 years old — way before she was famous.

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She posted on Instagram about needing a touchup soon after the birth of Kulture.

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In the video, Cardi says, “They were already a little low low, as I got them when I was 19 and I never wore a bra. But when I was pregnant they were looking nice.”

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Cardi B got the surgery in May.

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She revealed that she had her breasts re-done after the birth of her daughter, Kulture, with Offset.

She said: "Kulture did me filthy!" while showing off that she did a DIY breast lift with duct tape.

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She was pretty vocal about wanting the surgery.

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And she was determined to have her breasts lifted.

"I don’t give a [expletive]. If y’all motha-[expletive] see me gone in November, December I’m getting my tits done! I don’t give a [expletive]."

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She had a pretty hilarious way of describing it.

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"Matter of fact, I’m not even gonna call it surgery. I’m just gonna say a titty renovation cause I gotta renovate these [expletive]!"

I'm happy to reveal that Cardi got her renovation!

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She didn't stop there, though.

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As it turns out, her breasts were just step one.

After denying it for months, she revealed at a show in Memphis that she actually had liposuction.

She was there performing to launch her new collection with Fashion Nova.

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She told everyone the truth on stage.

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She told the crowd, "I have some news for y’all. I should have canceled today.

I shouldn’t really be performing because moving too much is gonna [expletive] up my lipo. But [expletive] I’m still gonna get my mother-[expletive] money back, let’s go!"

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She then talked about how hard lipo is.

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In an interview with E!, she talked very openly about the realities of getting liposuction and what it meant for her, recovery-wise.

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Cardi got very real.

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"Like when you see somebody that had lipo you think that they just go into the doctor’s and like boop, you come out and you look amazing, and it’s actually like a very long process, recovery."

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As for why she did it? Well, it's pretty heartbreaking.

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Women are held up to impossibly high standards, especially in the entertainment industry.

"My job as an entertainer is a 24-hour job, bro. So, no, I don’t have time to work out." She said.

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She does not care about anyone's opinion on it, either.

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"And I wanted specific things that I know that no matter how much I work out, is not going to get fixed."

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Like always, Cardi kept it very real.

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"Like my boobs, no matter how much I work out, they’re not going to lift themselves. So yeah, I have to get [expletive] surgery. That’s right. All right?"

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The side effects have been...interesting.

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For one, the stress she puts on herself performing is incredibly dangerous for her still-healing body.

Her rep told People, "Cardi was overzealous in getting back to work; she didn’t take the time necessary to fully recover from her surgery."

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And she's been afraid of what her body does when she flies.

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She got on Instagram live to explain why she had to cancel shows and avoid travel.

"The way that my body be swelling up when I catch planes and [expletive], it’s so scary that I be freaking out. Like I really be freaking out.

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It looks like she was not joking.

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Seriously, her feet are terrifying!

She posted this picture to her Instagram stories, and said, "Look how swollen my feet get every time I take a plane, imagine my body."

Oh. My god.

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Some people thought her feet looked a little familiar.

When Kim Kardashian was pregnant with North, her feet also famously swelled to crazy proportions. Kim and Cardi share their love for fancy footwear, so she had similar lines as well.

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Her feet aren't the only thing swelling.

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Just this week, Cardi tweeted about how an allergy was making her face so puffy she couldn't put her wig on. Can she catch a break, or what?

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Cardi's no stranger to dangerous surgical procedures.

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She told GQ that when she was younger, she'd gone under the knife for butt injections from a black market seller. "They don't numb your ass with anything. It was the craziest pain ever. I felt like I was gonna pass out. I felt a little dizzy."

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Despite the risks, Cardi had planned on going back.

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"But by the time I was gonna go get it, the lady got locked up 'cause she's supposedly killed somebody. Well, somebody died on her table."

Cardi does not have good luck with cosmetic surgery.

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No wonder she can't travel.

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She continued, "Reasons why doctors told me to chill on shows."

Seeing the actual physical effect of travel on her body is not only jarring, but it helps contextualize just how dangerous it is for her to travel.

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It gets even scarier.

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"My stomach gets even more puffy," she said. "My feet and stomach burn when I get puffed up."

She recently travelled to New Jersey to play Summer Jam, which is probably where she was travelling to when she took those pictures.

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Cardi will be back full time soon, though.

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After all, as she said: she loves money.

"I’m a money addict, and I get paid a lot of money, a lot of money for these shows … like I’m cancelling millions of dollars in shows."

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Cardi knows not to push herself.

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“But like, health is wealth, so I have to do what I have to do. My breasts gotta f—ing heal, and it is what it is.”

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