By Hannah Crocker
A woman has put her used breast implants up for sale on eBay.
The seller, ‘Katt_12345’, said she is selling the 11-month-old implants because they are the wrong size.
She is advertising the second-hand implants for £200 with free postage and packaging, and has so far had eight enquiries from potential buyers with 11 days to go on the auction.
Katt, from Rowley Regis, West Mids, said the Motiva implants are in “excellent condition”, and that she is selling due to “changing my implants for a different size”.
She added: “These implants are in perfect condition, almost brand new.
“They have been sterilised so are clean.
“Gives you that beautiful cleavage.”
But experts have slammed the seller, and said the use of second-hand implants is “unthinkable”.
Antonia Mariconda, founder of the Safety in Beauty campaign, said: “Once a medical implant has been put into a person’s body and then taken out, it is called an explant and considered medical waste – they belong in a bin.
“Whoever buys these is throwing £200 down the toilet – they might as well go and buy a nice pair of shoes.
“No surgeon worth his reputation, career or medical license would take a pair of used breast implants and put them back into another human being – the health risks are endless.
“There won’t be a surgeon on the planet who disagrees with that – you wouldn’t buy second-hand braces from someone else’s teeth, or hip replacements or arm plaster casts, it’s ridiculous and unthinkable.
“Alarmingly, the seller talks about the implants being sterilised – they’re only taken out of the packet by surgeons seconds before they go into your body, but she’s pictured holding them.
“How can they be sterile if she’s holding them?
“It’s a completely void statement.
“I doubt the seller is meaning to dupe anyone, she’s probably not aware of the implications – but if anyone buys these, they’re buying two defunct items that will never be used.”