Danniella Westbrook strips down to a bikini as she recovers from face surgery that left her bruised and bleeding

The EastEnders icon, 49, still had a bandage wrapped around her head and gauze across her nose as she caught the rays on a sun lounger in Turkey.

Danniella Westbrook is recovering from major facial surgery

Danniella Westbrook is recovering from major facial surgeryCredit: BackGrid
The star's old face had been hampering her lifestyle and she had received abuse from trolls

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The star’s old face had been hampering her lifestyle and she had received abuse from trollsCredit: BackGrid
The actress had her procedure done in Turkey

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The actress had her procedure done in TurkeyCredit: BackGrid
Danniella was snapped cooling down in the pool

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Danniella was snapped cooling down in the poolCredit: BackGrid
The 49-year-old is now well enough up to be and about outdoors

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The 49-year-old is now well enough up to be and about outdoorsCredit: BackGrid

Danniella appeared to be healing nicely after the life-changing procedure to rebuild her face. She even felt comfortable enough to cool off and go for a dip after stretching poolside. The TV star’s septum famously collapsed due to sustained drug use at the height of her fame. She also has osteoporosis which has damaged bones in her cheeks and led to problems with her gums. Earlier this month Danniella confessed she thought she’d die during her surgery to right the damage done by her infamous cocaine addiction. She shared the first look at her new face – as well as her gruesome surgery photos – exclusively with The Sun and said: “I was very fearful. My mum and my son Kai were on the phone constantly – I wrote up a will before I left and my son is the executor of that. “But luckily I’m still here and I’ve come through the other side. Someone is looking over me. “For the facial reconstruction I had a surgical thread lift where they put 1,200 threads into my face. Then I had liposuction to remove fat from my body and into my cheeks and lips and to make my face more symmetrical. They also used it to align my nose. I had fat grafting on my chin and my jawline etched.” Unsurprisingly after such invasive surgery – which is her fifth facial operation – Danniella was in terrible pain and left shocked by her appearance when she came round from the anaesthetic.

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