Ugandan socialite and businesswoman Zari Hassan has opened up about two expensive body enhancement surgeries she underwent.
In an interview with TV presenter Faridah Nakazibwe on the show Mwasuze Mutya, Zari shared her decision to undergo tummy surgery and leg surgery to remove excess fat.
Zari explained that she opted for an abdominoplasty, a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen while tightening the abdominal muscles. She also had surgery on her legs to remove unwanted fat.
Zari clarified that these surgeries are not “plastic” in the sense of adding synthetic materials, but rather involve the removal of fat from specific areas of her body.
She emphasized that there is nothing wrong with undergoing cosmetic surgery and that people often misunderstand the process.
“I just took fat out of my body where I felt like it was not necessary,” she said. “I have had five kids, natural births, and every time you give birth, you are left with a mummy tummy. I used to exercise, but that mummy tummy did not go away, and I needed to get rid of it, and there is nothing wrong with it.”
Zari further explained that in her world, South Africa, cosmetic surgery is considered a lifestyle choice. She expressed her belief that if one can afford it, there is no harm in undergoing such procedures.
Zari confidently dismissed her critics, asserting that they only discuss her in jealousy, wishing they could look as good as she does.
When asked about the cost of her body enhancement surgeries, Zari admitted that they came with a hefty price tag. She revealed that she had the procedures done in South Africa, which is known to be more expensive than in other locations such as Turkey. Zari estimated that her surgeries cost her over $10,000 (approximately Sh 1,411,000).
In addition to liposuction, Zari shared her journey with a groundbreaking technique called J Plasma, which offers non-surgical facelift-like results without the usual risks and downtime associated with traditional surgery.
Zari’s decision to open up about her cosmetic surgery is a brave one, and it is likely to inspire other women to feel more comfortable about their own bodies. She is a role model for many, and her honesty and confidence will hopefully help to break down the stigma surrounding cosmetic surgery.