Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has said she went for butt surgery to reshape her physique.
The movie star and the divorced mother had gone under the knife in 2018.
In an interview with BBC Pidgin, Tonto said she underwent the procedure to alter her physique, which “wasn’t always right”, for a more desirable “shape”.
“Almost everyone knows, before now, that my physique wasn’t always right. If I had denied undergoing plastic surgery, fans would come trolling me for not revealing the truth,” she said.
“There’s also the stereotype problem that makes African women who undergo the procedure feel they have to deny doing so and keep it a secret. But why would I be ashamed to say I altered my physique? That norm, I think I’ve broken away from it.
“Confidence! Since I had my bum done, it has bolstered my confidence. I liked myself more. I became happier such that I even doubted if this was truly my body. If you don’t like it, fix it. That’s me.
“You fix it through different numerous ways. But it doesn’t always have to be surgery. I’m an advocate for surgery but I won’t persuade anyone to do what they don’t intend doing. So, do you as I do me.”
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