Kardashian pic designed to defy critics and weight loss speculators

Mother pushing pram through storeKim Kardashian is proud that she has managed to get her curves back just five months after giving birth to daughter North. But since she showed them off in a selfie earlier last month for which she wore just a tiny white one-piece swimsuit, speculation has been raging about how she managed to get back into shape so quickly. The pictures have brought plenty of admiring comments, even from celebrity gossip-monger Perez Hilton, who hit back on the reality TV star's behalf over the widespread criticism she received over how she flaunted her baby figure.Hilton said: "Getting on someone for their weight during that period of time is just wrong, so we say more power to her!" Reality TV star Kardashian herself said the sniping about her weight had hit her hard, and she told chat show host Jay Leno: "I've definitely tried to live more of a private life because of that." According to one source, Kim has taken the “easy way out” by visiting a Beverly Hills based Cosmetic Surgeon to have laser treatments in a bid to remove those post-pregnancy stretch marks and loose skin. She’s also supposedly undertaken fat-reducing ultrasounds, spending an alleged $5,000 per visit and $80,000 in total on Cosmetic Surgery procedures and treatments. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is reported to have lost 50lbs since giving birth in June – but is remaining tight-lipped over whether she has had any surgical help, instead attributing her weight loss to a strict diet and exercise regime.