Countess Vaughn: The Importance Of Loving Yourself

… as she told PEOPLE, it was a necessary move in order to feel better about her post-baby body.

“I wanted to do a mommy makeover,” she told People. “I had done it after my oldest child. I really needed to just treat myself, and I’m happy about it!”

“It’s a lot of hard work,” Vaughn tells International Business Times, adding that she’s now down to a size 8 or 9 from an 18. “People think lipo isn’t hard [but] it is in recovery.” She added that it took an entire year for her body to fully heal from the procedure.

“Each surgery is different. My first surgery after my son, I saw the results a lot quicker,” Vaughn explained. “But due to the thyroid situation, this time it was a little delayed.”

Recently, Vaughn took to Instagram to share an adorable photo with her daughter that she captioned, “Loving me regardless of my skin Situation.”

The skin situation she was referring to is vitiligo. Vitiligo is a condition in which the skin loses its pigment cells (melanocytes). This can result in discolored patches in different areas of the body, including the skin, hair, retina and mucous membranes. It affects nearly 200,000 people in the U.S.

In the short video, Vaughn has a few visible discolored spots around her mouth and in the comments section of a separate post, which has since been deleted, the actor admitted she struggles with vitiligo.

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