An Instagram influencer has shared how she is getting her body confidence back with cellulite removal surgery – after cruel trolls said she looked like she had ‘holes’ in her legs.
She has now spoken candidly about her struggle with cellulite, and how she finds it a nuisance in public.
The body-positive influencer has over 1.1 million followers on Instagram and is known for flaunting her curves
Débora Porto, 34, from Brazil, has revealed she is undergoing cellulite removal surgery after countless hateful comments from strangers
After many trolls told her that her legs looked like they were ‘full of holes’ Débora decided it was time for her to ‘divorce’ her cellulite
‘It’s like a marriage to someone we don’t love. I’ve tried everything to get rid of it and haven’t found a way that works,’ Débora said.
Despite her confident persona, the model opened up further about how cellulite had left her wanting to hide – particularly after people passed comments about her appearance, including a member of changing room staff.
She said: ‘I love to wear clothes that are short and I’ve never had problems with that, but on my body it draws much more attention than the same piece on a thin body.
‘For example, I went to buy an outfit and the saleswoman in a department store said it wouldn’t look good on me. I was upset, but I thought the look was beautiful and I took it anyway. Who is she to say it wouldn’t look good on my body?
‘A lot of times women don’t have the courage to wear an outfit or bikini because they feel ugly or bad about themselves.’
Débora was so excited to have her cellulite removed she even made a special cake to celebrate
The model said she has tried everything to get rid of her cellulite but nothing has worked and while she appears confident on social media, she has admitted she struggles with confidence
Although strangers often pass along judgement to Débora, she doesn’t let them stop her from wearing what makes her feel her best.
She said: ‘I wear a top and shorts to the gym, the street and supermarkets and I feel super good, until I hear nasty comments from women and discriminatory looks.
‘There was an episode in a cafeteria on the road. I was returning from São Paulo with my sister, and two women passed by who spoke loudly for me to hear: “How ridiculous, [it looks like] your legs are full of holes.”
‘I felt really bad, so I got in the car with my sister and told her. She went back to the gas station store to confront the women for making me very sad,’ the body-positive influencer added.
‘Unfortunately some women embrace the dictatorship of beauty. They are the people who throw stones the most…’
She tries her best not to let the haters get to her and said that she wears ‘a top and shorts to the gym, the street and supermarkets’ and feels ‘super good’ until she hears ‘nasty comments’
Débora will be one of the youngest recipients of the ‘GoldIncision technique’ – which is a procedure to remove cellulite and lift the butt and said she is looking forward to the procedure
Tired of the rude comments, Débora is now shelling out $10,000 dollars on cellulite removal, having recently had her first of several treatments.
She will be one of the youngest recipients of the ‘GoldIncision technique’, a procedure to remove cellulite and lift the butt.
The treatment combines filling for collagen stimulation and fibrous septum detachment to act on the genesis of cellulite, restoring the smooth appearance, reducing sagging and promoting an improvement in the general quality of the skin.
The clinic also claims that the technique improves lymphatic drainage, venous return, water retention and also stimulates collagen production not only through the inflammatory process of detachment, but mainly through the presence of collagen-stimulating particulate product.
Débora said: ‘I’ve seen cellulite with more advanced degrees than mine being resolved. Now I’m sure I’m going to divorce my cellulite, finally.’
Curing Cellulite: What it is and how to get rid of it
Cellulite is a very common, harmless skin condition that causes lumpy, dimpled flesh on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen, according to the Mayo Clinic.
The condition is most prevalent in women, it was added.
Many people try, with variable success, to improve the appearance of their skin through weight loss, exercise, massage and creams marketed as a solution to cellulite.
Cellulite is caused by a buildup of fat deposits underneath the skin
It involves fibrous connective cords that tether the skin to the underlying muscle, with the fat lying between. As fat cells accumulate, they push up against the skin, while the long, tough cords pull down. This creates an uneven surface or dimpling.
Treatment isn’t necessary however there are medically proven treatment options are available, though results aren’t immediate or long lasting.
Information courtesy of the Mayo Clinic