ARE MY FAKE BREASTS SAFE? STEPHEN SINCLAIR DEMONSTRATES IDEAL CONSULT
In a BBC3 documentary, Northern Irish model Gemma Garret told of her “nightmare” when she discovered she had ruptured PIP breast implants.
In 2008, aged 26, Gemma paid £4,500 for breast implants; she told the BBC “I definitely didn’t want the plastic look”. Three years on Gemma contacted her clinic for reassurance after feeling unwell and noticing a dramatic change to the shape of her breast. After no response she “lost faith” and found a new surgeon.
In 2011 surgeons discovered both implants had ruptured and silicone had leaked into her breast tissue. The cost to Gemma for the removal of these faulty implants was £11,500. Until recently, she had also endured uncomfortable outpatient procedures every six weeks to drain blood from cavities that formed.
In a BBC3 documentary, Gemma investigated why young women want to go under the knife and what the Government is doing to make women more aware of the risks associated with breast augmentation.
“Surgery is so available to young girls,” Gemma told the Belfast Telegraph.
“It can be advertised as a lunchtime boob job and young girls are sucked in and don’t realise all the risks. There should be better regulation of the cosmetic surgery industry.”
During the documentary, SaferCosmeticSurgery member Mr Stephen Sinclair was featured demonstrating how a comprehensive initial consultation should be.
Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon Mr Sinclair met with Gemma and her friend Carly aged 21 who was considering breast augmentation. Not only did Mr Sinclair explain the potential risks of this surgery, they also discussed the many options with this surgery with regards to type of implants, shapes and sizes. It is important that all your questions have been answered fully in order for you to make an informed decision. Stay clear of any clinics offering incentives for surgery and money off deals. Mr Sinclair explained how anyone considering a cosmetic surgery procedure should never choose a surgeon based on price.