08 October 2008

Ex-Atomic Kitten Kerry Katona is reportedly thrilled with her new figure after undergoing $15,000 of cosmetic surgery in August. The former singer, 28, underwent liposuction, breast reduction and non-surgical treatment for her stretch marks at St John and St Elizabeth Hospital in North London.

Katona opted for cosmetic surgery after the birth of her fourth child, Max, in April, complaining of the toll childbirth had taken on her body. She's also has three daughters: seven-year-old Molly and five-year-old Lilly-Sue, both from her previous marriage to former Westlife pop star Brian McFadden, and one-year-old Heidi second husband, Mark Croft.

The procedures were paid for by MTV, the producers of Katona's reality show, Whole Again. Katona is also said to have bared all for the programme, exposing her pre-surgery breasts during a surgery consultation that would bring her GG cup size down to a DD. The operation will be aired on MTV One on Sunday, October 26.

Writing in her column for OK! Magazine this week, Katona said: 'Yesterday I went shopping for the first time I bought a lot of gorgeous size 10 dresses, how cool is that? I'm loving having a waist and a figure after being pregnant for about three years.'

Husband of three years, Mark Croft, is also pleased with Kerry's newly- improved figure: "She's loads trimmer and she looks exactly like she did when I first started seeing her. I much prefer her like this."

Katona was seen sporting her new body at Manchester Airport this week, en route to a sunshine getaway with Croft.