A woman who spent her life savings on plastic surgery says she has been left with ‘double bubble’ boobs after a botched operation.
Jacqueline Harvey, 23, paid £4,500 for discount breast implants after five years of saving – but said she immediately regretted the surgery after being left with a second bulge under her breast bone.
The graphic designer from, Brisbane, Australia, says she is now ashamed of her breasts and is desperate to go under the knife once again for corrective surgery.
Jacqueline said: "I’d wanted a boob job since I was 18 years old as I felt as though I was out of proportion.
"But when I found a plastic surgeon who would do the procedure for a discounted rate of £4500 [$6,000] I booked the operation for last August.
"I was a breast size 34C and chose to go to a DD, but my excitement turned into a nightmare when I saw them for the first time.
"My boobs were deformed and it looked as though I had a bubble underneath my actual boob as the implant looked like it had slid down.
"It was bizarre and I can’t believe the surgeons let me walk out with them like that.
"I was reassured that it was normal and waited six weeks as advised by the surgery for them to ‘settle down.’
"But nothing changed, so I posted on a forum for plastic surgeons and found out from others that it doesn’t appear that my surgeon had appropriate experience.
"The clinic has since offered free revision surgery but I couldn’t go back there again, they could end up even worse.
"I am now back to square one and I regret ever getting them done in the first place.
"I try to not think about them or look at them because as soon as I take my top off and look at myself in the mirror I cry every time. They look so horrible, I wish it was just a dream but it’s not. "
The average cost of breast augmentation in Australia is $13,000 [£7,000], so Jacqueline was thrilled to find a discounted price of $6,000 (£4,500).
But she now regrets choosing the knock-down rate as she will have to spend the same amount on corrective surgery.
She added: "It was a lot more affordable than what I had previously been quoted for breast augmentations, which range around $13,000.
"But I regret my decision as I now need to spend this amount to correct the damage that was done in the first operation.
"It hurts to wear any bra other than my post-operative bra anyway. It’s hard to find bras that fit properly as well since they sit low, I need longer straps.
"And because the shape of the bottom of the breast is not round, it’s a double bubble, I cannot find any bras with cups that will accommodate to this and be comfortable to wear.
"I still go out, but I wear shirts that cover my breasts. They look so low and wide apart, there is no cleavage at all because of where they are sitting.
"They might still look big, but they are so low down my chest, if I were to wear a low-cut top I still look ‘flat chested’ and since they are set wide apart, they can’t be pushed together to make cleavage.
"My advice for other women to do as much research as possible about your surgeon, your shape, and what complications are at greater risk to you specifically if you don’t have the ‘ideal’ shaped breasts to begin with.
"I will definitely be attending more than one consultation for my corrective surgery to ensure I get the best advice and to find a reliable surgeon who I can trust and who understands my desired outcome."
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