Reports claim the singer had surgery in Las Vegas

Britney Spears reportedly had liposuction at the weekend to get rid of excess fat on her buttocks and hips.

It’s claimed the troubled singer – who it’s also rumoured had her lips plumped last month – combined a house-hunting trip to Las Vegas with a quick trip to a clinic.

Brit’s mum is so worried about her daughter’s state of mind that she’s said to have hired counsellors to help sort through her emotional problems.

‘They are trying to help Britney work through her issues, which seem to be growing by the day,’ a friend of the star told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Brit, 25, landed herself in more trouble this week when she allegedly ran a red light with her kids in the back seat.

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Alison Adey