TOWIE’s Yazmin Oukhellou ‘secret surgery’ revealed by surgeon

She flew out to Turkey in November

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by Eden-Olivia Lord |
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Late last year TOWIE's Yazmin Oukhellou flew out to Turkey with her boyfriend James Locke to undergo cosmetic surgery.

At the time she teased her followers by writing, "So excited stay tuned... 🙊," however she's kept pretty quiet about what's she had done... until now.

Well, kind of.

It's actually her surgeon who has revealed the 'secret' surgery she had last year and turns out it was high definition vaser liposuction and a BBL (aka a bum lift).

Her surgeon Dr Kerim Unal explained, "We remove fat from stomach love handles and back and inject over muscle in buttocks 🙏".

After Yaz shared a video of her new figure lots of her followers rushed to compliment her with her TOWIE co-star and BFF Nicole Bass writing, "Looking good girl 😍❤️❤️❤️".

Geordie Shore's Nathan Henry added, "You look insane 🔥🔥🔥🔥".

However some of her fans slammed her for recently bringing out a fitness app and then getting surgery.

"So it's not down to hard work, how most of us have to do it as we don't get gifted surgery or have the money for it 🤷‍♀️," wrote one follower.

Someone else said, "So you brought out a fitness app and then went to Turkey and had surgery 🤔🤔 makes sense."

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Yaz and her boyfriend James in 2017 ©Getty Images

A third fumed, "Are you seriously promoting surgery?? Unfollowing".

One more argued, "What happened to encouraging these young follows to be happy with themselves or empower their natural beauty??? Suppose if you have the money you can fake whatever you like! Don’t bring out fitness apps telling everyone how to get a good shape but then you go and pay for it to be done...".

However Yaz didn't take the backlash lightly and responded by explaining, "I could lie like many others though and make out I haven't had surgery and it's all just miraculously happened from diet and exercise?

"I chose to be open and honest with my followers I will need to maintain this shape with fitness and diet."

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She added, "I would've been damned for not telling the truth and damned for telling the truth. So I can't really win can I?

"It's my body, I'm not telling people to get surgery. I did it for me and I chose to be honest about it. Sorry if it upsets you but it's my life, my body and my decision."

During the last series of TOWIE, fans witnessed Yaz and Amber argue and end their friendship - just shortly after they became BFFs again.

While Amber admitted she didn't think Yaz supported her business venture, Yaz admitted she felt she had to "walk on egg shells" around her.

Following an argument on TOWIE they decided to pause their friendship but shortly after they unfollowed each other on social media.

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