Cardi B is raising awareness about how long it takes to heal from liposuction

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals

Here are some photos of Cardi B at the Billboard Music Awards and at her Fashion Nova x Cardi B Collection Launch Party. At the Billboard awards, I noticed that Cardi’s body looked… different. Her stomach looked especially odd, and her bust looked bigger. Cardi’s always been pretty open about going under the knife to make adjustments to her body over the years, and since giving birth to daughter Kulture last year, Cardi has also been very open about how she didn’t like the changes that came from pregnancy and post-partum stuff. Kulture isn’t even a year old, and Cardi went under the knife for a breast redo and liposuction. She talked to Entertainment Tonight about why she’s so open about this stuff:

Her concert in Memphis so soon after her surgeries: “I shouldn’t really be performing. I should’ve canceled today because moving too much is gonna f**k up my lipo. But b**ch, I’m still gonna get this mother f**king money back, let’s go!”

Why she’s open about her lipo: “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. It is just such a long, hard process, almost like the same process as after you give birth to a baby and you see your body change and snapping it back.”

She’s booked for Mother’s Day: “I’m booked for Mother’s Day. I’m giving people a very hard time for booking me on Mother’s Day. I had just amazing plans for Mother’s Day. I wanted to wear something very lilac and match with my daughter, probably go to brunch with my husband [Offset] and my mom.”

[From Entertainment Tonight]

I mean… I guess I sort of like that she’s so open about it? So many celebrity women play games about the work they’ve gotten, but Cardi has always talked about it and owned it. I didn’t even know that we needed to raise awareness about how long it takes to heal from liposuction, but here we are. It takes a few weeks and it’s not as easy as just dropping by the surgeon and posting ‘grams the next day. I feel like… that’s why the Kardashian-Jenners disappear for a few weeks, right? And suddenly they’ll appear in public with their waists looking extra slim and everything else is the same size.

Fashion Nova x Cardi B Collection Launch Party

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  1. JustMyOpinion says:

    At least she’s honest, i give her credit for that.
    If i had the funds, i won’t lie, I’d be nipped, tucked, probably completely reconfigured.

    • Diana says:

      Same!! And I would settle for having enough extra money to get my hair professionally colored.

    • astrid says:


    • Anastasia says:

      Yep, almost everything from my chest down would be different, except my legs (I love my legs). Lipo, tummy tuck, more lipo, breast reduction and lift, then maybe another round of lipo. Good thing I can’t afford all that! 😉

    • Shane says:

      She’s crass and crude and really rubs me the wrong way. Gross.

    • BchyYogi says:

      I did a bit o’ “the mommy makeover” but the “down time” plus the opiates put me on the edge depressed, like the sun just wouldn’t come out! There was more to the “makeover” but I said, “fah Gettit”. I used the money to finish my degree because my head had been up my arse- like I was consumed w “perfection”, why tho?

  2. launicaangelina says:

    I think her stomach looks different is because she has a teeny bit of loose skin from her pregnancy. I think it’s cool that she had her stomach on display so people can see that loose skin after pregnancy is normal for many women. Of course, if she decides to have a procedure to change that down the road, it’s her prerogative.

    • bros says:

      as soon as I saw that outfit I knew she had lipo-you can tell when someone has had it on their stomachs quite easily-the amount of fat on the rest of her body is a mismatch with how little there is across her stomach. Her surgeon didn’t do a gerat job and took too much off., there’s a big contrast with her arms and thighs for example, and her stomach which looks to have about 2-5% fat which is looking unevenly dispersed where her arms are at 15% or so. the Kardashians all made this mistake too-it’s a dead giveaway. anyway, kudos for owning up to it-it’s pretty obvious regardless.

      • Mumzy says:

        As I was told about lipo…it removes fat cells in one part of the body so fat then accumulates in other parts instead. So fat isn’t going to just not collect anywhere after lipo, just to *other* places in your body (and probably not your lips or boobs!).

        Edit…sorry I didn’t read downthread where others noted this already.

  3. terra says:

    Liposuction is also the most horrifying procedure to watch footage of. It’s incredibly violent looking, so it’s not a surprise to me that a patient feels the effects for a while afterward.

    • Kumquat says:

      I had breast augmentation & lipo called “Vaser” at the same time and it took like 6 mos to fully heal. Incredibly painful.

  4. jules says:

    I have a friend that had liposuction. Now she has large fat masses elsewhere on her body. Take fat cells out, the other ones grow more.

    • Anastasia says:

      The other fat cells don’t grow more. I don’t know what happened in your friend’s case, but it wasn’t that. Has she gained weight, maybe?

      • M says:

        No, that’s actually true. We’re born with a set number of fat cells, so if you reduce the number without making dietary or lifestyle changes to impact your overall body composition, your body will store its fat reserves wherever it has places left to store them. The results can turn out really strangely.

      • petee says:

        If you gain weight it does go to another fat cell.

    • Lala11_7 says:

      Same thing here…I have SO MANY FRIENDS that have had lipo…and now they gain weight in the most unusual places…hands…necks….faces…arms…feet…It looks….not good….

    • Wow says:

      I have a close friend who has lipo lumps and she’s had it revised 3 times and it just keeps getting worse. Its getting to a point where I wish her doctor would say no to more procedures and send her for a psychiatric evaluation.

      Lots of my colleagues wives are heavily worked on. Its actually concerning because they do start looking deformed then do more to fix what they did. Plastic surgery is extremely predatory though, they prey on the vulnerable who need psychological treatment not surgeries. I’m not talking about the stray nose job or face lift at 55, I’m talking about the very very young people getting multiple procedures and the the 3 a year are you even human anymore group.

      There are plastic surgeons who don’t even explain the risks or upkeep of breast implants. Our surgical center across the street won’t let them do any silicone implants anymore since the FDA linked them to cancer and BII became accepted by the medical community. It’s a very poorly regulated industry and the FDA ignores reports or just doesn’t care. They are so easily bought its frightening.

      • Anastasia says:

        I agree with that. One thing I’ve always known is that I’ll never jack with my face. That being said, though, my 70 year old mom had a really good facelift about 8 years ago and she looks younger than her age. So I don’t know.

      • Wow says:

        @Anastasia thats the difference. A face lift once to get a little confidence boost and leaving well enough alone is far different that being 23, getting a whole new body and face and going into debt for it.

        The cure for body dysmorphia or emotional issues isn’t plastic surgery. The industry needs accountability, but its lucrative so they will never be held accountable. Same with the popularity of gastric sleeves and bands in patients with less than 100 pounds to lose.

    • Lilly says:

      That’s not what happens. Other fat cells in the body become fat due to overeating and inactivity, but the lipo’d area stays smaller because there are less fat cells to get fat in that area.

  5. Nina Simone says:

    Did she recently get her nose done too?

    • Gabriella says:

      It definitely looks like it in these pictures, but I’m really hoping it’s just aggressive contouring.

    • minx says:

      She had her nose done awhile ago but yes, it almost looks like a second nose job.

  6. Slowsnow says:

    “Raising awareness about how long it takes to heal from lipo”: this made me giggle, if I’m honest. She seemed to be venting more thand creating a worthy cause to advocate for.

  7. KittyBang says:

    Aight y’all… so I applaud her for being open about this, but I was at Memphis in May. Tickets were way pricier than normal because of her appearance. She was over 30 minutes late to her set (we literally saw her pulling up on the tour bus as we were waiting in the crowd) and she only performed for an hour. By contrast, the Killers, who had a later set time but ended up starting at the same time because she was so late, played for over 45 minutes after she ended. I’m a really big fan of hers, but would not pay to see her again. She had a wonderful personality on stage and she was trying, but she didn’t perform a single song in its entirety (only one or two verses) and was heavily lip synching. Get your coin, but in the future, it won’t be my coin.

  8. Anilehcim says:

    I appreciate her realness on this subject. On one hand, I’m all for people fixing things that bother them. On the other hand, it makes me a little sad that nobody learns to love their flaws anymore. It used to be that we all had things about ourselves that bothered us, and part of the process of life was learning to love those aspects, too. I hate to see that element of the human experience disappear from our society, but it would appear that for many, it’s a thing of the past.

    I much prefer someone like Cardi admitting that she’s had work done than the circus Kardashian brood, who insist that they’re all natural. These women have a strong influence on young girls and women and selling the idea that they’re perfect and all natural is wrong.

    • Kitten says:

      Very well-said.

    • Slowsnow says:

      Yeah, I agree with your take. I read the comments and I’m beffudled seeing that so many people would alter functioning bodies.
      It’s a question of logic for me: why do you want to look younger when you already were younger? There is a certain quality to every moment in your life and for me it’s about finding out what the next decade is gonna bring. I love looking at my 19 year old daughter and have her now appreciate the phase she’s going through physically – but I would not want to go back. Life, for me, is about acceptance. Womens are mutants, our bodies change all the time, even on a monthly basis. I think a big part of life is praising that and finding *your* sexy.
      That said, whatever rocks your boat. I am not gonna tell anyone not to do anything that they feel would improve their well being.
      But I see Cardi B as someone who is showing signs of addiction to surgery: she couldn’t wait to have her body back to normal after she had a kid, stripping made her have surgery… I don’t know when you start this young it’s a very long road to a lot of body changes.

    • hunter says:

      Nobody ever TRULY loves their flaws.

      • otaku fairy... says:

        I don’t think plastic surgery should be encouraged (or lied about). People should be encouraged to accept themselves without every part or maybe even any part of their physical appearance being what’s seen as perfect. But I also don’t think people have to necessarily like or accept every part of their physical appearances in order to love themselves.

      • NicoleInSavannh says:

        I agree with the ‘acceptance’ because I love my nose, but it may not be a flaw to another person. Then again, it may be. I hate my belly. I’ll keep it though because with my luck I’d get the extra fat on my neck or something.

      • Naddie says:

        So true, I hate mine, that’s why I call them flaws, lol.

  9. CES says:

    If I was rich I’d get lipo, a tummy tuck, and have my breasts lifted. No shame either lol

  10. SuperStef says:

    I appreciate that she’s so open about her cosmetic surgery.

    However, I think k women’s stomachs looks so odd after LiPo. Her stomach in the yellow dress looks weird, disfigured almost. It’s giving me Tara Reid vibes….

  11. Amanda says:

    Maybe I am not remembering correctly, but didn’t she complain about losing too much weight after she gave birth and getting too thin? Maybe she was referring to other body parts…

  12. Nicegirl says:

    I’ve had several necessary surgeries and I’m so afraid of elective surgeries. I am also afraid I’d end up looking worse, like Heidi Montag, or Meg Ryan, or the dude whose name I can’t remember, he was the bad guy in Iron Man 2. I guess that’s more facial surgery stuff but gosh it’s all super scary to me. I have heard so many nightmares of liposuction, even death, although at times I think I’d love it, I’m a scaredy-🐈

  13. mar says:

    I do not like her stomach now. Lipo is not always the answer. I had a C section and I worked really hard to get back in shape and I can honestly say my abs look way better than hers.

  14. Gurl says:

    No mention of how she sells a weight-loss tea drink? Kinda dishonest for such a honest person.

  15. Yes Doubtful says:

    I think her recent plastic surgery looks awful. Her breasts look like volley balls and her stomach looks lumpy. All that money and she got a terrible surgeon.

  16. Ash says:

    I had my boobs done after my child. I’m very thin in the chest area, so I had one boob that rippled under my thin skin. The PS decided to take fat from my inner thigh area (lipo) and inject it into my chest to smooth out the rippling. Honest to God, I don’t know how people go back for lipo! The amount taken on me was a very small amount, I cannot imagine going in for a large amount taken out. My legs hurt I think worst than the whole breast augmentation. It was incredibly painful! I wasn’t aware of this till after when the surgeon said “oh ya I should’ve told you the less fat you have on your body the more it’s going to hurt”. No thanks! So much pain!

  17. Patty says:

    To each their own, I just don’t understand women who get breast jobs, lipo, or tummy tucks if they are planning on having more kids – or if there’s a possibility they’ll have more. I always thought it was smarter to have all your kids and then get the mommy makeover.

  18. Amanda says:

    She has the Tara Reid bumpy tummy now. Dislike.