Kenyan socialite-cum-businesswoman Vera Sidika has announced she recently underwent reconstructive surgery to reverse the body enhancement surgery she had many years ago.
Sidika admitted that the move to surgically enhance her body was ill-advised, saying it exposed her to multiple health risks and complications and that she is lucky to be alive.
"The REBIRTH: This has been the hardest phase of my life. Due to health risks and complications, I had to undergo surgery. It’s still very unbelievable but I've come to love myself regardless. I'm lucky to be alive, God loves me so much," Sidika told her followers via Instagram.
The Instagram model, who runs Vera Sidika Beauty Parlor and Spa, divulged that she did not celebrate her birthday this year due to complications and warned women against body enhancement procedures.
"Honestly, it's been pretty hard. I didn't even celebrate my birthday this year but here we are. Happy Birthday to me. I've come to appreciate life and never take things for granted. Thanks to my family, especially my husband for being there for me," she added.
Sidika, who has over 2.2 million followers, promised to share her reconstructive surgery journey with her fans and with women contemplating body enhancement surgery.
"I will be posting my journey videos here for those who have been thinking of getting booty surgery or changing anything on their bodies. This might change your mind," she noted.
In an interview in 2020, Sidika said her breast enlargement surgery was done in Beverly Hills, an affluent city in Los Angeles, California, and cost her at least Sh2 million. The mother of one said the procedure involved silicone being filled in her breasts in order to make her body proportional.
“I wasn’t proportional… I used to be thick but not proportional so I just decided to be proportional and added my boobs and I at least don’t wear bras anymore…” “It cost me Sh2 million ($20,000). I got it done in Beverly Hills,” she noted.
Sidika, who also bleached her skin, said the procedure did not affect her ability to breastfeed. She denied claims that she also surgically enlarged her butt.