Blogger Lisa Jordan is urging other women to ‘think twice’ before going under the knife and getting a boob job.
The Irish internet personality, who got breast implants in the 2000s when “big boobs were the bum and lips craze of today”, just got them removed last week and says she wishes she’d never had them done in the first place.
Taking to Instagram, she shared a photo of herself after the recent operation, where she’s holding the implants in her hand.
“I WISH I NEVER GOT THEM,” she informed her over 182k followers, explaining she initially enjoyed her larger assets for the first two years, but then she felt regret due to the health implications.
“Did you know breast implants have been linked to causing problems in (some) patients where the body’s immune system reacts to the implants (it’s called BII — breast implant illness),” she wrote.
“And although I hated them more so because of how they looked on my small frame, I was also suffering different symptoms from BII that has only come to light in the last few years.”
Many women have complained of sickness, various symptoms and autoimmune diseases following breast implants, but some experts say further research that can definitively link the implants to illness is yet to be conducted.
“[BII] has a very large following but unfortunately this doesn’t translate to good science,” Associate Professor Mark Magnusson, former president of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), told The Sydney Morning Herald earlier this year.
“We need methodical, sophisticated research to try and answer these questions rather than jump to unsupported conclusions.”
Meanwhile Lisa said she’s feeling “physically and emotionally better” after undergoing the explant surgery in hospital last week, and said the purpose of her post wasn’t to blast boob jobs, but to deliver a strong message to fans who particularly idolise her.
“I don’t want girls to look at me and think oh I love her boobs, I’m going to get mine done, when the truth is I absolutely hated them,” she wrote.
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