A woman is paying for a ÂŁ22,000 operation to remove 17 pints of fat from her 'cankles' and legs with her divorce settlement. Lisa, of Redditch, Worcestershire, said she wants extreme liposuction so she isn't seen as a 'fat mess' by her clients. 'People look at me and think I'm fat, greedy and lazy and I just want to scream, "It's not flab, it's lipoedema".' Even on Lisa's wedding day in November 2010, she wore ankle boots under a blue frock, as she could no longer fit her swollen feet into feminine heels. 'And the pain was terrible, as my feet and legs were so swollen I struggled to even walk.'