By Niamh Shackleton
A 50-year-old woman has spent £26,000 on breast implants and claims she has risked her life six times in a bid to get ‘perfect boobs’ after her confidence hit rock bottom.
Janey Byrne, 50, from Lincoln, East Mids, had her breast implants removed five times after she claims they became toxic and ruptured.
But with her most recent implant removal being last year, Janey lasted just six months before she decided to go under the knife for a sixth time.
She claims her natural boobs were saggy after all the surgery and was left a breast size AA – Janey said her confidence hit rock bottom and that she needed surgery to help rebuild her self-esteem.
After increasing her breast size to a G cup, Janey is now finally happy and is hoping that her most recent breast surgery will be her last after spending £26k in total.
Janey, a receptionist, said: “I had always disliked my boobs so finally plucked up the courage in 2005 to get them done.
“I’m very tall and of an athletic build, so I wanted to get a boob job to make me look and feel more feminine.
“But just over a year later, my friend was found to have toxic implants so on a whim thought to get mine checked too.
“I got the shocking news that mine were in fact toxic too and there was the chance of me being poisoned.
“My bad luck continued, when my next set of implants they were put in badly making the skin on my chest really, really tight, I then had to pay extra money to get them corrected.”
Janey has undergone six breast surgeries in total due to a range of different complications.
Her third implants were too large, and her fourth and fifth ones ruptured due to her body rejecting them.
But in June 2018, Janey had her sixth set of implants, and hopes this will be her final boob job.
Janey said: “I’m so pleased I’ve got my implants back in – despite the years of drama I’ve endured.
“The six months I went without any implants last year was horrible as I had no self confidence at all.
“I ended up booking an appointment at Spire Hospital in Hull begging to have them back in.
“That was seven months ago and everything seems to be looking OK – let’s hope it stays that way!
“At one point, my husband even had to sell his BMW to get £4000 to help pay for one of my procedures.
“Whilst I know I’ve spent a lot of money – it was all worth it to help my self confidence: however I strongly advice other women to do their research!
2004 – first boob job – AA to B – £4000
2012 – toxic implants replaced and uplift – B to E – £5000
2015 – implants replaced again – wanted D, but given F – £4500 (got £1000 back in compensation)
2015 – implants replaced again – F to D – £5500
2017 – implants removed (discovered they were ruptured) and uplift – now B cup, once swelling goes down properly – £2500 (should’ve been £7000 but got discount)
2018 – implants put back in after 6 months of having none – £4500